Insight 003: FaithSoaring Churches Have Leaders Who Love Continual Innovation

Transforming congregations increasingly takes a commitment to continual innovation and excellence. Good enough is never good enough in congregations desiring to transform. Continual innovation is not about changing the core commitments to the Christian faith or the core values of a congregation. It is about discovering new methodologies that effectively communicate with people connecting with […]

Insight 002: FaithSoaring Churches Have Leaders Who Never Stop Learning

God’s world is a dynamic world. Transitions and changes are continual. New discoveries happen hourly. Knowledge increases at exponential speed. Paradigms shift before we become accustomed to familiar realities. A bias in favor of learning is essential for leaders. Congregational leaders who proclaim they know enough soon discover the leading edge of ministry is moving […]

Four Smaller Membership Churches Cooperate for One Day Community Impact Event

With a welcome sign at each end, the City of Columbia has formally dedicated Decker Boulevard, a two-mile stretch of highway, as an international corridor, applauding the Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, African, and Mexican business cultures, as well as others, making up the thriving district near Fort Jackson and Columbia Mall. Now, four Columbia […]

Intentional Interim Pastoral Ministry is an Art More than a Science, Post One

Saturday, October 14, 2017 This week I had the opportunity to speak to the leadership, and some invited guests, of one of my favorite organizations that seeks to recruit, train, place, resource, and coach interim pastors for congregations. It is Interim Pastor Ministries. My relationship with the people of Interim Pastor Ministries goes back almost […]

FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

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What are the key characteristics of FaithSoaring Churches? Probably there is no perfect set of characteristics. Yet certain key characteristics emerge from my observation of multiple FaithSoaring Churches. No two congregations will have the exact same set of characteristics or formula. Each congregation is unique. Will FaithSoaring Churches have all the characteristics presented here? Not necessarily. Here is one set of […]

Not Necessarily FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

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Another set of characteristics exists which I call, ”Not NecessarilyFaithSoaring Church Characteristics”. (See article on FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics that preceded this article.) They more clearly define who can be considered a FaithSoaringChurch. Already you may be typecasting or stereotyping who these congregations may be. You are probably wrong at some points and right at others. Keep reading to discover […]

More Examples of FaithSoaring Churches

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Lake Avenue This “Urban Gospel” congregation composed primarily of African-Americans is pursuing a journey that may well lead to Lake Avenue becoming a FaithSoaring Church. It was not founded as an African-American congregation. It was founded by Anglo-American families in the mid-1950s in the suburban area of a large city. Towards the end of its first generation […]