8 Ways to Stop Biggering and Start Bettering the Church

8 Ways to Stop Biggering and Start Bettering the Church

Remember the Once-ler? From The Lorax by Dr. Seuss? He was a fairly normal guy who wanted to build a big business at the expense of the environment, so he kept “biggering and biggering” until all the trees were gone, the wildlife had vacated the landscape,...
5 Words of Wisdom and Caution for a Growing Church

5 Words of Wisdom and Caution for a Growing Church

Five years ago, Grace Hills Church was made up of about 35 of us. Last year, our final year meeting in a movie theater, we had an average worship attendance of about 240. And since moving into our current location in January of this year, that average has been 385...
Pastor, What's Your Timeline for the Next Year?

Pastor, What's Your Timeline for the Next Year?

When we started the work of planting Grace Hills, we developed a timeline to established what we hoped to be doing for the first six months – our “pre-launch” process. It looked like this (except it included July and August – couldn’t...
Pardon Me, But Your Church Is Too Slow

Pardon Me, But Your Church Is Too Slow

What did the snail say when riding on the back of the turtle? “Weeeeee!!” Cheesy jokes aside, the average Baptist Church resembles the snail in the story. Even when we think we’re speeding along, we usually aren’t keeping pace with the rate of...

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