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Church Trends and Statistics

Bible study participants Barna, in partnership with Bible Study Fellowship, surveyed Christians in America who participate in Bible studies, to learn more about how, why and when they study. Participating in a “Bible Study” is defined as using prepared Bible study materials both individually and in a group. Fifty-eight percent of Christians choose to participate […]

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Teach them how to say goodbye

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3 important lessons in church succession planning By Nancy Beach These days, I’m experiencing a collision of two of my favorite passions. My mind is often filled with lyrics from the remarkable musical Hamilton. I devoured the 730-page biography, wore out the CD in my car, and then, last month, had the breathtaking privilege of […]

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Book on pastoral succession: ‘All pastors are interim pastors’

By Adelle M. Banks RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) — When megachurch pastor Max Lucado greeted his successor at his San Antonio church, the two stood onstage and tried to put on each other’s shoes. They couldn’t. The problem? Randy Frazee, Lucado’s successor, was six inches shorter. The point, say co-authors William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird […]

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Too big to fail?

A lack of succession planning will hinder an organization from moving forward.

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Does your church have a farm team?

On several occasions I’ve had the privilege of being part of a great team whether it was sports or at work. As much as I desired to have those times go on forever, the reality is that just doesn’t happen.

I see the same each year in baseball. When they need to pull someone up to the majors, they call on the farm team. The whole purpose of the farm team is to provide training and experience for players. At any given time any successful player could possibly move up. This isn’t only for sports, as some business schools are referred to as farm clubs for the business world.

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