I heard once and have repeated many times that the number one emotion people feel when going to a church for the first time is fear. Will I fit in? What will be expected of me? Am I dressed right? There are just lots of unknowns which can cause fear.   I recently experienced this … Read More

I once walked my church’s property with an owner of a landscaping business trying to get a bid on the cost of cutting the grass. I was busy, as usual, and just wanted the bottom line cost from him. I got much more. He pointed out how trees and bushes could look better and suggested … Read More

I recently attended a course on Church Revitalization at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in order to learn more about Revitalization. As the American Anglican Council’s (AAC) Director of Church Revitalization, it just made sense! One of the presenters, Jim Singleton, gave a very good, succinct summary of the challenge our churches are facing in America. … Read More