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Jan 16, 2017

God calls those of us in ministry to be faithful - faithful on the mountain top and faithful in the valley.

Today we sit down with Pastor Joe Ready.  Joe has over 36 years of ministry experience. He has led churches through many different seasons.

One season that some churches go through is that of decline.  Joe will share his wisdom on how to lead a church through decline.

Joe Touched on

  1. He shared what the small church may share with the larger church.  2:51
  2. He pointed out the problems and strengths of the small church.  17:00
  3. He presented the symptoms of the healthy church.  29:50
  4. He looked at the problem of a church that is more focused on growth than God. 42:00
  5. Finally, Joe told us how to lead a church during decline.  51:25

Symptoms of a Healthy Church

  1. Authentic Worship
  2. Balanced Biblical Preaching
  3. Sound Leadership
  4. A Welcoming Congregation
  5. A Sense of Mission

How to Lead a Declining Church

  1. Prayerfully
  2. Consistent preparation to preach
  3. Teach the Principle of Blessing.
  4. Longevity of the pastor. Stick it out.


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