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10 Roadblocks to Church Revitalization

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“Since so many of our churches are in need of revitalization, let’s begin by seeing what roadblocks hinder turnarounds.”

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5 Terrible Reasons to Go Into Ministry

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“Vocational ministry is a calling, not just another vocation. If you enter ministry for the wrong reasons, you will not make it.”

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20 Relics of Churches Past

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“The question I asked was basic: ‘What did you have or do in your church 10 years ago that you don’t have or do today?'”

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6 Attitudes That Kill Evangelism

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“I have seen churches make dramatic turnarounds when just one person decided to be obedient to the Great Commission.”

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9 Hopeful Signs About the Church’s Future

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“I do see the very real possibility that this negative trend will bottom out and begin to move upward.”

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15 Bizarre Excuses Real People Made for Missing Church

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Thom Rainer: “What do peanut butter, girlfriends and Rambo the dog have in common?”

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9 Changes Dying Churches Must Make Immediately

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“Around 200 churches will close this week, maybe more. The pace will accelerate unless we make some dramatic changes.”

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5 Things Traditional Churches Do Well

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“In my efforts to sound warnings, I can overlook the good things taking place in many traditional churches.”

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5 Reasons Some Churches Never Grow

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“Biblical membership is not about getting our perks, privileges and preferences. It’s about sacrificing self for the gospel.”

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6 Secrets of Churches That Went From Death to Life

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“How did these few churches go from near death to vibrant life? Here are their stories.”

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