Wednesday, June 14, 2006

insight from Rick

Every week, Rick Warren sends out a newsletter through his Pastors.com ministry. Usually its really helpful. Today I received an article from him entitled What to do when your church hits a plateau. Here's a quote from it:
First, though, it’s important to understand that the longer your church has been plateaued, the longer it’s going to take to get it going again... If your church has been plateaued for six months, it might take six months to get it going again. If it's been plateaued a year, it might take a year. If it's been plateaued for 20 years, you've got to set in for the duration!
Ha ha! I don't know if this makes me want to laugh or cry. By this standard, many mainline pastors would be dead or retired by the time their churches could turn around!

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