Recent Posts by Mark Eldredge

Let the Vision Drive the Decision

Vision is so often a part of the discussion when trying to bring health and growth to a local church. And rightly so. One of the sessions in our ReVive! Church Revitalization seminar is dedicated to vision and core values. But why? Why is having a clear, well defined, and memorable vision so important to...
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Get Your Church Ready for Easter Visitors

Hopefully you are experiencing a closer walk with Jesus this Lenten season. Lent is a time for believers to go deeper in Christ and to follow him in greater ways. Experiencing Christ is so good. Out of our rich experience of Christ then flows our expressing Christ to others. Experiencing Him and Expressing Him go...
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Balancing Being & Doing in Ministry 

For all the boasting in Anglicanism about being good at seeing the “Both/And” on many matters, it has seemed strange to me how often I have run into Anglicans who are “Either/Or” when it comes to which is more important in ministry: Being in Christ or Doing for Christ. The story in Luke 10 where...
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Helping Members Find Their Ministry

When I was a new rector I came into the position all excited with ideas for helping people find their ministry. Quickly I heard old-timers saying things like, “I hope you’re not planning on having us do another Spiritual Gift Inventory,” or “We’ve all taken spiritual gift inventories before and nothing ever happened, it’s a...
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