The Fragile Church Community

I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met who don’t go to church for some reason or another, who stay away because the church is “hypocritical,” or who disdain those lofty cathedrals because churches have been places of spiritual or emotional abuse rather than places of healing. I’ve served Christ’s Church for nearly 16Continue reading “The Fragile Church Community”

New ways to measure church success and growth

There is an old adage that the best way to measure church growth is by assessing the “Three Big Bs”: butts-in-pews, budgets, and buildings.  According to Kevin Ezell of the Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board, this adage is antiquated and may have to change. In a board meeting last month, Ezell explained, “SuccessContinue reading “New ways to measure church success and growth”