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Why Church Buildings Will Get Smaller in the Future

Why Church Buildings Will Get Smaller in the Future

A shift is taking place in the western world, a shift that will become even more noticeable in the years to come. According to Tom Rainer,..

Predictable Church Sizes

Predictable Church Sizes

The era of the very large church which began around the 1980’s in the Western World has proved to be both exciting and frustrating for..

Why Most Churches Struggle

Why Most Churches Struggle

About 20 years ago I read the book E-Myth Revisited. It is a guide to success for small business owners. In the beginning of the book, the..

The Nature of Christian Organisations

The Nature of Christian Organisations

The work of Inagrace Dietterich from the Chicago-based Center for Parish Development centers on the call to recover an ecclesiology driven..

Understanding Change: Where Paradigms Clash

Understanding Change: Where Paradigms Clash

Why do we see so many major conflicts in churches? Why, in churches with sincere, God-loving believers, do we see such resistance to..

Working with Boards, Elders and Committees

Working with Boards, Elders and Committees

“Boards, Elders and Committees” are groups of people entrusted with overseeing /running an organisation like a church or making..

The Resistance/Receptivity Axis

The Resistance/Receptivity Axis

Numerous studies have been done over the years on what is called the resistance /receptivity axis and how it should affect the way in which..

Small Churches Fuel the Growth of Larger Churches

Small Churches Fuel the Growth of Larger Churches

There is no doubt that large churches have captured our attention over the last 20 years and have become a force to be reckoned with even..

Church Growth – Inhibiting Diseases

Church Growth – Inhibiting Diseases

Church pathology is the study of the growth-inhibiting diseases of Churches, the characteristics and symptoms of those diseases and the..

Moving from Pastor to Leader – Key to Growing a Church

Moving from Pastor to Leader – Key to Growing a Church

Research indicates only about 5 to 10 percent of pastors give more attention to organisational needs than to personal and professional..

About the Editor and Primary Author

Colin Noyes

Colin Noyes is a Brisbane (Australia) based coach and consultant with extensive experience in the areas of organisational health and growth, change management, leadership development, recruiting/staff development and coaching. Read more

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