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Insight 012: FaithSoaring Churches are Flavored by Deep Relationships

Three relationships are of great importance in congregations seeking to transform. First is a deepening spiritual relationship with the Triune God through personal and community worship. Second is a deepening relationship within the community of believers. Third is an active relationship with the people of the context where the congregation serves. This can be a […]

Insight 008: FaithSoaring Churches Start with People Rather Than Programs

Guess what? The program-driven congregation in North America started dying in the 1970s. It was replaced with the process-driven congregation. The program-driven congregation was about producing successful programs using–even abusing–people as the currency of success. The process-driven congregation is about empowering people along their disciplemaking journey. The measurement of success is the significance of their […]

Insight 007: FaithSoaring Churches Have a Deep Commitment to Missional Engagement

Congregations who transform understand the highest priority is the mission of God and not the mission of their congregational survival. They understand the greatest value is being received by those to whom we are sent, rather than an over focus on themselves. They realize they must see beyond themselves to those who need the unconditional […]

Insight 006: FaithSoaring Churches Have a Deep Commitment to Disciplemaking

Congregations cannot transform with shallow Christians or overly churched culture Christians who are stuck in place with their spiritual formation. Congregations cannot transform with church members who believe they have arrived in their spiritual journey and do not need to continue their spiritual formation as disciples. Congregations can only transform with church members who believe […]

Insight 005: FaithSoaring Churches Increase the Expectations of People Connected with Their Congregation

Many congregations who need to transform are afraid of losing members, and thus lower expectations of members so they will not feel any pressure to leave. Others push the commitment button and say if members are faithful they will attend more and give more money. Both approaches are wrong. What works is the belief that […]

Insight 004: FaithSoaring Churches Have Leaders Who Know Their Own Mission in Life

Congregations who are on a successful and significant transformation journey need leader who are clear about their own journey. If congregational leaders are not passionate about their own sense of mission, purpose, core values, and vision, they will have a difficult task to help a congregation realize and experience these. Here are key questions to […]

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