Archive for October 2012

Attractional or Relational Model?

As congregations determine how best to seek and save the lost, they often choose one of two models or a hybrid of both.  These types of approaches may be labeled “attractional” and “relational.” The attractional model hopes to attract people to Christ through programs, such as a Sunday morning service. Once in the doors of…

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The Transition Team

Maybe you are reading this blog as a leader in your church, one with a pastoral vacancy. At this point in time, you and the other leaders of your congregation have been thinking about appointing a Pastor Search Team to lead a discernment process that you hope will result in a new pastor.  You have…

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Only Through Prayer

Yesterday I made some new friends – the Crossroads Community Church in Chicago.  This congregation, affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, gathers for worship near Midway Airport, on the southwest side of Chicago. I had the privilege of teaching disciples on prayer. Together we looked at that fascinating story recorded by Mark (9:14-29) where…

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