Category Archives for "FaithSoaring Churches"

Insight 090: FaithSoaring Churches Focus on People of Passion

Special categories of leaders tend to empower the transformation of congregations. They are people with positive spiritual passion about the future of the congregation towards which God is leading it. People who are continually spiritually maturing and believe God is up to something great through their congregation. People who think strategically rather than tactically, are […]

Insight 089: FaithSoaring Churches Are Comfortable with Evangelism

Every congregation needs to figure out what evangelism means in their theological framework, cultural setting, denominational/non-denominational ethos, and in the vision God has for their congregation. Congregations who have not figured this out have little motivation to reach out beyond themselves to others with the spiritual formation of others as a high priority. Too many […]

Insight 088: FaithSoaring Churches Engage in Disorientation, Unlearning, and Relearning

Few congregations successfully transform unless they experience disorientation, unlearning, and relearning. Left to their preferred desires they will make small, incremental transitions and changes that do not positively impact the direction, effectiveness, and significance of their spiritual and strategic journey. Disorientation takes people out of their comfort zone, their control zone, their cultural zone, and […]

Insight 085: FaithSoaring Churches Contribute Significantly to the Lives of Others

Congregations who transform do not just focus on doing good works. They do something that contributes significantly to the lives of others. They do not rejoice in contributing a certain amount of money to missional projects, or serving a certain number of people with food, clothes, and other commodities. Instead they rejoice in the people–by […]

Insight 084: FaithSoaring Churches Use a Ready, Shoot Aim Approach

Start transformation by getting the congregation in motion implementing change that does not require major approval, finances, or new leadership. Do not wait for some macro approval to engage in micro transitions and changes. Incrementally innovate for greater faithfulness and effectiveness. It really is more difficult for people to respond positively to the leadership of […]

Insight 083: FaithSoaring Churches Visit Congregations Who Transformed in Response to Crisis

Inspire congregational transformation by visiting other congregations who have successfully engaged in significant changes during the past three to five years. The characteristics and demographics of these congregations should be as like your congregation as feasible, so the comparison of opportunities has credibility. This is where you could visit congregations who changed in response to […]

Insight 082: FaithSoaring Churches Identify the Gap Between Mediocrity and Excellence

A starting point for congregational transformation is to engage in an in-depth assessment of the congregation using various research methods. If you have a congregation of tacticians, this may work. Show them the gap between where the congregation is and where it could be. Do some historical research to demonstrate that the congregation once did […]