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The 5 Stages of Recovery When Toxic People Leave

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The pain caused when toxic church members leave can give way to long-term growth and renewed church health.

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Why Church Revitalization Leaders Must Take Risks

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Church revitalization is not for the faint of heart, but without a courageous leader a church will fade.

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Why Are Baby Boomers Returning to Church?

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According to a major longitudinal study, a significant number of baby boomers are becoming more involved in religious activity.

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5 Reasons a Wave of Revitalization of Churches Is Likely

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When it comes to trends in church revitalization there is cause for optimism. Here are five reasons why.

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3 Ways a Coming Wave of Revitalization Will Affect Churches

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According to LifeWay Research a wave of church revitalization is coming. Here are the three ways churches will be affected.

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What Is Your Church Known for in Your Community?

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When I asked churches “What is your church known for in its community?” I got some fascinating responses.

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Learning From the Downfall of the Auto Industry

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Out of the Big Three American automakers, only Ford avoided bankruptcy. There are some big takeaways for us.

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5 Trends That Are Shaping the Future of the Church

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LifeWay hears from about 250,000 congregations each year. These are the trends that we are seeing emerge.

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3 Reminders That Your Calling Is Not an Accident

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Ministry in the local church can at times be discouraging. Here are three reminders that you’re right where God wants you.

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6 Toxic Tendencies of Church Bylaws

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Bylaws are essential from a legal and organizational standpoint, but here are ways they can hinder or hurt a church’s mission.

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