Category Archives for "CMBA General"

Insight 140: FaithSoaring Churches Stop Doing Things Because WADITWB

A big barrier to the transformation of congregations is WADITWB. This stands for “We’ve Always Done It That Way Before”. This is the answer given by many congregations to the possibility of innovation. Innovation involves transition and change. This is what many congregations are unwilling to do. Congregations stuck in the rut of habitual behavior […]

Insight 139: FaithSoaring Churches Stop Doing Things That Drain Resources

Congregations seeking to transform must be willing to re-evaluate program, ministries, and activities that drain resources rather than renew resources. Do these things add qualitative and quantitative value to the life and ministry of the congregation? Or, do they drain resources and just keep the congregation busy and unproductive? What is an example? Resources include […]

Insight 138: FaithSoaring Churches Make That Which is Shallow Deep

Congregations seeking to transform must move beyond the first right answer, one that is quick, one that is simple, and especially one that is shallow. For congregations to transform it takes deep thinking, careful planning, thorough resources development, new capacities, and most of all a deep sense of God leadership. Too many congregations are shallow […]

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — Our One Priority Briefing for Ministers from George Bullard

Our One Priority Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities.  Follow-Up on Vison Tuesday for May 15th on Rebranding and ReLaunching Your Congregation This week we held our fifth Vision Tuesday gathering plus a bonus evening Vision Tuesday gathering on issues of revitalization as part of our FaithSoaring Churches or […]

Chart of Ten “R”s for Plotting a New Congregational Course

Radical Transitions and Changes When Congregations Fully Surrender to God’s Empowering Vision Download the chart: The Ten Rs Chart, 05.14.18 Tuesday, May 15th at the Vision Tuesday gathering The Ten “R”s Chart was introduced. It covers ten choices for congregations who are more than a generation old and likely have been plateaued and declining for some […]

Insight 135: FaithSoaring Churches Connect Disciplemaking and Leadership Selection

For congregations to transform there must be a connection between people who are maturing as disciples and people selected to fill leadership positions. Many congregations are afraid to connect disciplemaking and leadership selection. They are looking for available and willing people, selecting friends, or giving into the culture and tradition of the congregation. In the […]

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