Revitalization Hope for the New Year

While this blog is typically for church planting, there is also a great need for church revitalization. Too many churches close their doors every...

Either Distinct or Extinct

“A popular megachurch is starting a new location near us. That church is so big and has so many resources. How are we supposed...

Leaders are Readers

There is very little difference between one who cannot read and one who will not read.” —Jim Rohn I believe pastors and especially church panters need to...

Marks of a Biblical Church Part 1: What Makes a Church...

When I say the word “church,” what comes to mind? A small red brick building with a cross standing high above a steeple or...

8 Projects to Try Out This Fall

I’m often asked about the best projects for success. Whether it’s a warm and sunny area like Southern California or Seattle where it apparently...
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How Do I Connect With My City?

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Revitalizing Church Through an Outward Focus

Church revitalization is a very real and important topic to many today because statistics indicate that the majority of churches are plateaued or declining....

The Six Most Common Mistakes Pastors Make and What to do...

Over the years I’ve seen pastors make the same mistakes over and over. Every time I see these mistakes I can almost bet their...

Pastor – Raise Your EQ This Week!

Question: Why did Paul tell Timothy “Do the work of an evangelist?” Keep in mind the Timothy letters are directed at leaders – specifically to...

The 3 Buckets of Every Church – Part 2

Please read part 1 before reading this post. (It may not make as much sense without it) Let's start off with a question: Tsunami or...

The 3 Buckets of Every Church

If you are trying to restart your congregation or jumpstart growth, what I’m about to share with you is hands down the single most...

3 Options When the Church No Longer Reflects the Community

I was coaching a group of pastors and was asked a question I’ve encountered, but never really answered. It’s a question, which seems to...

MULTIPLICATION – It Wont Happen Without…

Recently, someone asked me to boil down the concept of multiplication as far as I possibly can. So here goes. Looking at many of the...

Measure What Matters

We are changing what we measure at Cornerstone. I think we should measure 1-Thing… Movement I see Jesus taking the disciples through a process: 1. Find Jesus 2....

Why You MUST Replant Your Church In 2019

Years ago, the brilliant church analyst Lyle Schaller noted, “…dozens of surveys have demonstrated that rapidly growing congregations tend to be churches with long...

5 Shared Characteristics Needed to do Church Planting or Church Revitalization

Church planting is a difficult, but rewarding assignment in ministry. So is church revitalization. In 16 years as a pastor I was blessed to...

Leading by Word and Deed: 3 Ways to Move from Words...

We all know the famous quotes about leadership. We have used them time and time again in sermons, Bible studies, or when rallying the...

Radical Discipleship

Let me ask you a question – Do you consider every person in your congregation to be a potential neighborhood missionary? If you do,...

Leadership Development for Dummies

Sorry if the title is crude. No implication about anyone here. But leadership development may not be as difficult as we often make it...

Dinosaurs to Rabbits: Turning Mainline Decline into a Multiplication Movement

Mainline Christianity has been in a free fall decline since the mid-1960s.  Some want to blame it on a changing culture; others say it’s...