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Ten Dumb Things Churches Do : And How to Avoid Them - Wiehe

Ten Dumb Things Churches Do

And How to Avoid Them

By: Wiehe

Paperback Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9780819218759

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The author exposes ten dumb traps that churches often fall into, including being too business-like or not business-like enough; failing to do strategic planning; falling into the mission statement trap; making decisions poorly; internal turf wars; being confused about identity; and others. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book provides clergy and lay leaders of congregations with specific steps for undoing the messes they find themselves in, or even avoiding them altogether. Morehouse.

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Fear: Sometimes churches act out of fear rather than trustp. 1
Business: Sometimes churches are confused whether or not to act like a businessp. 9
Boundaries: Some churches have difficulty saying "no" to members or staffp. 23
The Plan: Some churches do not engage in good planningp. 37
Decisions: Some churches have little idea what they want or need for good decision-making processesp. 47
Identity: Sometimes churches do not know who they are or to what ministry God is calling themp. 57
Pastoral Transition: Some churches mishandle the time between pastoratesp. 69
Resources: Some churches do not honor the resources they havep. 79
Worship: Some churches offer worship that is not consistent with who they are or where they want to gop. 87
Pastors: Sometimes it is the pastor's faultp. 97
Conclusionp. 105
Notesp. 112
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ISBN: 9780819218759
ISBN-10: 0819218758
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 5th September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.2  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1