Category Archives for "FaithSoaring Churches"

Insight 072: FaithSoaring Churches Know Why They Do Why They Do

Congregations seeking to transform know why they do everything they do. They know what contribution every program, ministry, and activity make to the spiritual strategic journey of the congregation. How they speed transformation. They know how everything aligns with the vision of the congregation. Nothing is wasted. They have moved beyond business as usual—beyond doing […]

Insight 071: FaithSoaring Congregations Are Embraced by a Solutions Focus

The book The Discipline of Market Leaders (Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema, Perseus Books, 1995) suggests there are three foci for the marketing efforts of organizations. Best Price, Best Product, and Best Solution. A Best Solutions effort focuses on the needs of the people being served rather than how to provide cheap products, the best—perhaps […]

Insight 069: FaithSoaring Churches Engage in Discontinuous Action Following a Long Plateau

Congregations needing to transform are not necessarily declining in the number of people participating in the congregation. Many are simply plateaued. This means their average weekly attendance does not go up or down more than 10 percent over a three to five-year period. When a congregation has been plateaued for seven years or more, it […]

Insight 068: FaithSoaring Churches Make Transformation Everyone’s Responsibility

Congregations must move beyond the obvious trap of expecting the pastor to bring vision and to personally empower their transformation. The work of transformation is everyone’s responsibility. Yes, there needs to be a leadership community composed of at least 21 percent of the average number of active attending adults in the congregation present on a […]

Insight 067: FaithSoaring Churches Move Beyond Success or Significance to Surrender

Very few congregations transform by focusing on developing successful ministry projects. Some will see short-term significance by focusing on mission action. Generally, it will take full surrender to ongoing missional engagement for congregations to transform. Ministry projects are often short-term projects congregations want to do to a target group of people. Mission action involves mid-term […]

Insight 066: FaithSoaring Churches Have Radical Missional Engagement

Many congregations are internally focused. Congregations needing transformation should become externally focused. They need to think, plan, and act on radical forms of missional engagement. They need to take a journey requiring them to do something discontinuous in engaging their community context or a global issue where they can make a significant contribution along with […]

Insight 063: FaithSoaring Churches Focus on Benefits for Connecting with Their Congregation

Congregations needing to transform too often have a desperate need for new people to connect with their congregation who can be active, have leadership ability, and will tithe their income through the congregation. They want these people to provide the new attendance, leadership, and financial support the congregation needs to transform. This comes close to […]

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