Category Archives for "FaithSoaring Churches"

Insight 130: FaithSoaring Churches Have a Quality Social Media Presence

Social media has complicated an already complex and confusing communication system for congregations. In communication in congregations the greatest illusion is that clear communication has occurred. Communication to a congregation’s context and various target groups is also increasingly complicated. A great social media presence–like having a professional and clean web presence–is an essential part of […]

Insight 127: FaithSoaring Churches Focus on Perennial Rather Than Annual

Congregational transformation is not a short-term annual effort of seeking to build up congregations with only an immediacy mindset. It is not like an annual plant. It is not shortsighted. It is not about tactical and technical change. Congregational transformation is a long-term perennial effort of seeking to build new capacities in congregations with a […]

Insight 126: FaithSoaring Churches Encourage People to Express Their Spiritual Gifts

Congregations needing to transform may have fallen into a pattern where they are not proactively freeing and empowering people to express their spiritual gifts. People are asked to fill slots of responsibility rather than move in areas where they have the greatest gifts, skills, and preferences. Many congregations–even smaller membership congregations–have people with untapped gifts, […]

Insight 123: FaithSoaring Churches Have Empowering Management Documents

Congregations are often in danger of being over managed and under led. This is particularly the case when considering the formal documents of the church. Where congregational polity exists, these may be a constitution or charter, bylaws, and an operational manual. In connectional traditions this may include region, national, and international documents of church organizations. […]

Plotting A New Course for Your Congregation Gatherings on Tuesday, May 15th

Vision Tuesday on May 15th will have a Lunch Session and an Evening Session The regular Vision Tuesday Lunch and Speaker on May 15th will be held at St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road in Columbia. The Speaker is Kenny Mills of ruins REBUILT at Registration for the lunch is required. Register HERE. […]

Insight 122: FaithSoaring Churches Redefine “Our Kind of People”

Congregations needing to transform have too narrowly defined “our kind of people”. They have defined them around one of more of the following characteristics: race, ethnicity, socioeconomics, education, residential location, theological position, denominational affiliation, past to present relationship with the congregation, and other characteristics. Such definitions of “our kind of people” often lead to a […]