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Free Registration for the first 75

September 22, 2009

FREE Registration for the first 75 to register online and book their room with the Millennium Resort! Speakers: Leighton Ford & Jim Osterhaus The inner life of leaders is complicated and often neglected. The TAG Leaders Forum is an invitation event for pastors and church leaders who have a desire to be the most effective, […]

Bad Math Lie #3

September 16, 2009

The truth about adding services to reach more people I was 25 years old when the young adult ministry I had been leading for four years launched as a church. It had been a wild first four years, and we were excited for a new journey. While we were technically planting a church, I do […]

Small Group Podcast

September 2, 2009

Today on the Transforming Church website we have posted the 4-part podcast on Small Groups. The podcast is hosted by TAG Associates Rich Hurst and Beth Baron. Go to and click on the “Free Podcasts” button on the lower left section of the main page. We hope you and your team find the free […]

Free Resources

July 29, 2009

On July 28, 2009 many of the resources that were once “resources for fee” on our website are now “resources for FREE”. In our ongoing effort to equip, inspire and guide churches and church leaders on a journey of transformation we decided to make 90% of our resources available to you at no charge. We […]

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 […]

Bad Math- Some widely held church-leadership beliefs don’t add up

May 6, 2009

Let me be up-front: To me, all math is bad math. Ever since Mrs. Moore’s seventh grade math class, I’ve always had the nagging belief that I did not need to be good at math to be successful. I was the kid who would raise my hand and ask why I’d ever need to know […]

Tough Economic Times

March 5, 2009

During some challenging economic times Malachi 3:10 seems very appropriate. So why are we not experiencing it? Last Friday the Transforming Church Team of TAG had a 2 hour conference call to discuss the impact of the economy on churches. It was the third or fourth such call that we’ve had in as many months. […]

Small Church. Big Challenges

January 6, 2009

Last night I was working on my notes and power point presentation for the February Church Solutions Conference in Phoenix. I had been asked to do a workshop specifically for small churches. I was honored to do so, but then realized that the challenge was bigger than I first thought. While most of the churches […]

Something Interesting from the NY Times

December 15, 2008

In our work with churches all over our country we are hearing the same things: “Times are tight.” and, “The end of year offerings are going to be significantly down.” Times are indeed tough, but in tough times, the church has been known to thrive. Even the New York Times has taken notice.  Just a […]

A new author

December 2, 2008

This should make me a new contributing author to the TCTeam Blog. I am excited to be here.