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Breathing New Life Into Established Churches: Part 5

by Carlus Gupton In Part 2, 3 and 4 of this series, we discussed the first three practices that are fairly universal in the quest to breathe new life into established churches: 1) Keeping the mission, maturation, and ministry of the Church at the forefront in decision-making  2) Pursuing unity in the context of progress, not in the place […]

Breathing New Life Into Established Churches: Part 4

by Carlus Gupton In Part 2 and 3 of this series, we discussed the first two practices that are fairly universal in the quest to breathe new life into established churches: 1) Keeping the mission, maturation, and ministry of the Church at the forefront in decision-making and 2) Pursuing unity in the context of progress, not in the […]

Breathing New Life Into Established Churches: Part 3

by Carlus Gupton In Part 2 of this series, we discussed the first of four practices that are fairly universal in the quest to breathe new life into established churches: Keeping the Mission, Maturation, and Ministry of the Church at the Forefront in Decision-Making. The second practice I would highly recommend is: Pursue unity in the context of progress, […]

Breathing New Life Into Established Churches: Part 2

by Carlus Gupton The first thing to keep in mind when trying to breathe new life into established churches is… Keep the Mission, Maturation, and Ministry of the Church at the Forefront in Decision-Making. At the risk of overstatement, the driving force behind most leadership decisions in established churches is holding down complaints and pursuing […]

Breathing New Life Into Established Churches: Part 1

by Carlus Gupton My passion is strengthening established churches, both in terms of training young ministers and coaching elders. Some of this comes from my own experience. I have never planted a church, but I have served several established churches ranging in size from 80 to 1,100. From these experiences, lots of reading, tons of […]