Category Archives: Right Hand (Traditional Church)

Before Change, Stop and Think

I appreciate the wisdom of Jim Collins, author of the classic 2001 book on beneficial change in organizations, Good to Great, as well as many other books on business. At New Years, we are always thinking about change, and he … Continue reading

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MASLOW'S HIERARCHY OF CHURCH?

Tom Rainer identifies a number of ways that Churches die, but I wonder if it is possible to arrange churches in a hierarchy similar to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. If the model works, a church will need to grow through … Continue reading

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Pastoral Leadership at the Midsize Church – attendance 300-800

This provocative video challenges a lot of common understandings about what is required in pastoral leadership of churches with an average attendance of 300-800. Bill & Kris Tenny-Brittian call this a “mid-size” church. I prefer Herb Miller’s classifications of mid-size as between … Continue reading

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"I don't need the Church to be a follower of Jesus!"

Question: I had someone say to me, “I don’t need the Church to be a follower of Jesus!” What is your take on this? Well … Jesus said we would have to bear a cross if we truly desired to … Continue reading

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Motivational Statistics #2: Doom and Gloom

Doug Anderson’s recent presentation “Mission Centered Ministry in the 21st Century” added some new examples to my collection of motivational “doom and gloom” statistics. Doug is the executive director of the Bishop Rueben Job Center for Leadership Development. I worked … Continue reading

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But I'm Not Ambidextrous!

      Probably when many of us hear the concept of ambidextrous church, we snap our heads and think, “but I’m not ambidextrous! This can’t possibly work!” This undoubtedly comes from our cultures constant push that we must be prolific at … Continue reading

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Definition: Right Handed Evangelism

There are two streams of disciple making which could be described as “right hand” and left hand” evangelism; we need both hands to accomplish the work of God. Right hand evangelism is church driven evangelism, involving the familiar pattern of … Continue reading

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