What is the Most important trait in a leader: Character, Competence or Charisma?

One of the greatest problems in American Evangelicalism is that we have forsaken the character – competence leadership model and perpetuated a charisma-based leadership model in its place. Many refer to the charisma-based leadership model as the cult of personality. This charisma-based model is defined as an individual using media, the spectacle, the arts, patriotism, […]

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3 REASONS WHY CHURCHES ARE NOT REVITALIZED

The Corpus Team has worked with over 1,000 churches in the last three years in the area of church revitalization. We have worked with churches from many denominations across 4 continents and with churches from 20 US states. Compiling the meta-data reveals there are 3 reasons why church revitalization does not occur when revitalizations efforts […]

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Disruption – It may be the opportunity you have been looking for!

Thinking the Covid-19 disruption could help the church might sound strange or even devious at first. But consider that the church in North America has not been doing all that well for the past decade, and you may ReThink the opportunity the crisis presents to the church. Since upwards of 80% of churches have plateaued […]

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Self-Care Checklist

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Having led three churches and having led through three different significant disruptions, I know the challenges and the stresses that crisis can create for local churches. When multiple hurricane events in a single hurricane season caused massive disruption to both church and school ministries, our team had to figure out a way to lead through […]

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Most Church Revitalization Approaches Will Not Work

Most church revitalization (CR) efforts will not work because most of what is being offered in the church revitalization space is simply regurgitated church growth (CG) models.  Church revitalization (CR)  and church growth (CG) are two completely different realities and require completely different responses.  The bell curve is a helpful model to assist in understanding […]

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MOST Pastors MOST Underdeveloped Skill

As a young pastor in my first church, I remember making a difficult phone call. I called the Dean of Theology at the seminary I recently graduated from and admitted, “I don’t know what I am doing!”  I had been called to be the pastor of a core group that had recently failed in their […]

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The Law of 10,000 Hours in Vision Adoption

The law of 10,000 hours in contemporary culture is either known through Malcom Gladwell’s writings or through country music. For churches and pastors there is a more significant meaning.  The law of 10,000 hours in church revitalization has to do with how much time it takes a Revitalization Pastor (RP) to cast and communicate a […]

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