The Biggest Obstacle of Disciple Making
By Justin Gravitt: I was wrong. Four years ago, I wrote that the biggest barrier to discipleship was busyness, but it’s not true now, and honestly, it doesn’t look like it was true then either. At the time, I quoted from Barna’s recently published “The State of Discipleship” study in […]
The Growing Megachurch Isn’t Your Enemy. This Is.
By Carey Nieuwhof: Who are you really ‘competing’ against in ministry? It’s an interesting question, and you may be tempted to dismiss as either inappropriate or bad theology. Fair enough. Except a lot of leaders are competitive, and if you’ve ever felt yourself secretly resenting anything that seems to be […]
Why Cool Church Doesn’t Work Anymore (More on the Future Church)
by Carey Nieuwhof: Everything has its season. And the season of the cool church is, in many ways, coming to an end. Recently, I wrote a post that generated a lot of discussion online and offline about why charismatic churches are growing and attractional churches are past peak. You can read that […]