The Awesome Rev. Jones (Navigating Change)

The Awesome Rev. Jones (Navigating Change) All churches think they want to grow but the reality is that they don’t want a “catch so great their nets begins to tear.”  That is hard on everyone.  As God has given Christ Church massive catches over the years, I have discovered four things that are as painfulContinue reading “The Awesome Rev. Jones (Navigating Change)”

7 Misconceptions about Church (that are killing us)

I like Social Media. I really do. Over the course of a day I can keep up with huge numbers of people in the time it would take to complete a single phone call. I also like the fact that people read my stuff and listen to my sermons while I am doing other things.Continue reading “7 Misconceptions about Church (that are killing us)”

Outlasting Push-Back

I have been the Senior Pastor at Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois since July 1, 1997. In this time we have grown from just over 200 per weekend to well over 1,700. We are constantly engaged in the economy of change and have found that change brings with it both growth and discontinuity. TheContinue reading “Outlasting Push-Back”