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Archive for June 2009

Bad Math Lie #2

June 30, 2009

The Truth About Auditorium Capacity and Options for Growth When I was a kid growing up my sisters and I usually only went to church when we had stayed at our Grandparents house on Saturday night.  One set of Grandparents went to a large Baptist church that had just built an amazing new building. The […]

Inward Focused Part 3- Who Is Most Important, The Minister Or Those Being Ministered To ?

June 23, 2009

For me the hidden tension between the importance of the minister and those being ministered to was difficult to see. When I first worked under a philosophy of ministry called “Unleashing the Church,” I was taught our primary motivation was to minister to the broken and poor. But over the years our thinking changed. The […]

The Family/Business/Community Conundrum

June 12, 2009

What generally makes church life and functioning so very confusing is the fact that, like no other organization in society, it encompasses the congregant’s expectations of family, business, and community. Each of these elements must be held in tension, and each must be understood clearly, or else confusion will ensue. As a family, the clergy […]

What Does the Past have to do with Change? (Part 2 of 2)

June 8, 2009

A church that tries to hold on to the past, sometimes even seeking to recreate the glory days will most likely fail.  Even though God’s grace is unchanging, the way we proclaim that grace through word and deed does change.  So, change in the church, or reinvention, is something that churches must do to remain […]

My New Book – Chapter One, Part Five

June 2, 2009

  Kevin Ford, Chief Visionary Officer, TAG Consulting East Lake Meadows would be a model community, full of hard-working, law-abiding folks who looked out for one another. The residents would be a testament to the belief – the fact – that predictable cycles of poverty and crime and despair are not inevitable. To help make […]

What Does the Past have to do with Change? (Part 1 of 2)

June 1, 2009

  Change happens.  You can fight change but you can’t stop it.  Without change, organizations die.  These and many other saying about change are often thrown around by consultants and proponents of change.  They are true.  We have recently seen how the inability of GM to change over the last 30-50 years has now caught […]