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That’s the most critical step. The way you begin will impact everything else. It’s like a first impression – very hard to come back from if done wrong. If you want the change to be effective, you’ve got to invest time in introducing it well – especially to those that will be most impacted by the change.
In Colossians 1, Paul makes clear that Jesus Christ is the head of the church. As the head, He alone has the power to bring back to life a church that’s on the brink of death. The good news is, of course, that He loves to bring things that were once dead, back to life.
We can see a dotted line from 1806 to the present, for the Haystack Prayer event is, in many ways, the Wittenberg Door of American evangelicalism’s awakening to the need and universal call for all believers to support, organize, and send many for global gospel proclamation.
5 Things Churches Can Learn from Guerrilla Marketing — Kevin Hall
We should all agree that we aren’t in a numbers game for the sake of numbers. However, numbers do represent people – and biblical church growth is about reaching out to people, seeing them come to know Christ, and then discipling them into mature Christ-followers. Numerical growth is the natural result of these efforts. Here are a few marketing “take-aways” every church, whether established or a new church plant, should consider:
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Seven Steps towards a Greater Gospel Focus in Your Church
Repeating these seven steps consistently will begin the process of gradually shifting the culture of the church toward a greater gospel focus…READ MORE