Tag Archives: Church growth

Sabermetrics and the Kingdom

How do we know that a Church is succeeding? I was recently asked what “success” in my pastoral ministry would look like. It was actually a hard question to answer. I had to think quickly about all the different measures … Continue reading

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Blogging Through Barth #1

So Karl Barth is an incredibly important theologian on the 20th century. I’m a fan of the man, but I’ll be honest: I have never been able to finish Karl Barth’s Epistle to the Romans. It is a book that … Continue reading

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It’s a small church after all…

Last week, while making reference to the best baseball movie ever, I made the point that churches are getting smaller and it’s harder for a church to grow in our world today. Toward the end of that post I made … Continue reading

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How Field of Dreams lied to me about the Church

“Build it and they will come” whispers the ethereal voice to Kevin Kostner in the movie Field of Dreams. For as long as I can remember we have had this same attitude in our churches, and I will admit that it seemed to work.  We … Continue reading

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