Category Archives for "FaithSoaring Churches"

Insight 210: FaithSoaring Churches Intentionally Deploy the Next Generation of Leaders

Congregations seeking to transform intentionally identify, develop, and deploy the next generation of leaders. People with leadership ability want to lead. They want their spiritual gifts, strengths, and preferences recognized. They want open doors through which they can walk to express leadership. If these are not present, they may go elsewhere. This strategy must start […]

Insight 209: FaithSoaring Churches Reimage Themselves

The image or reputation of many congregations is not good in their community context. Congregations have not always acted with unconditional love toward people and circumstances in their community context. When this happens, for a congregation to transform, it must reimage itself within its community context. This will often call for radical action that changes […]

Insight 207: FaithSoaring Churches Care About People Who Are Not Part of Your Church

Congregations seeking to transform realize the truth of this statement: “The church exists primarily for those who are not a part of it.” [Queen/David. Hopeful Imagination, 2014.] Transformation involves not seeing things primarily from the eyes of the church, but from the eyes of the immediate community context or affinity group, and the whole rest […]

Insight 206: FaithSoaring Churches Encourage a Deep Spiritual and Missional Journey

For congregations to transform 20 to 25 percent of the active adults must be on a deep spiritual and missional journey in their personal lives, and see their congregation as their place of gathering and scattering that enhances the impact of their individual journey. Community is important. Congregational community is extremely important. Beyond the core […]

Insight 205: FaithSoaring Churches Ask One Another About Missional Engagement

Congregations seeking to transform regularly ask congregational participants direct questions about their missional engagement. This is the other of the two most important questions to ask. For congregations to transform they must be part of an ongoing missional journey of many people connected with the congregation. Without this the changes in the congregation are transactional […]

Insight 204: FaithSoaring Churches Ask One Another the Right Questions

Congregations seeking to transform regularly ask congregational participants direct questions about their spiritual formation. This is one of the two most important questions to ask. For congregations to transform they must be part of an ongoing spiritual journey of many people connected with the congregation. Without this the changes in the congregation are transactional rather […]

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