Category Archives for "CMBA General"

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 […]

Fundraising Often Happens More Effectively in the Marketplace

“In fundraising, people who work in the marketplace are often wiser than people who work in the church.” (Nouwen, p. 18) Despite having the greatest spiritual foundation and motivation for fundraising, congregational and ministry leaders are often amateurs in their knowledge and actions regarding fundraising. Marketplace leaders know how to ask people for money and […]

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 […]

Can You Help Prove Me Wrong? Let Me Know If You Want to Start a New Congregational Expression!

A Request from George Bullard! During a recent gathering of our Visionary Leadership Community (the group formerly known as the Administrative Team), one community member asked me how many of our almost 100 churches would be interested in starting a new congregational expression. I did not know the answer to that question, but my guess […]

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