Bud Brown

4 questions for dry preachers

Image credit: skafrica/123RF Stock Photo Eventually every preacher gets stuck where Moses spent some time. In the desert, going nowhere, staring blankly at sheep. Fortunately it doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. I recall Haddon Robinson warning a gaggle of green wannabes that sermon prep can become dull and mundane. “Like hammering doghouses together on

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Interim pastors must prepare for the Missional church

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/55323627[/vimeo] If you are an intentional interim pastor it’s time to prepare yourself to minister in the Missional Church model. It’s just a matter of time before you’re approached for guidance and consultation. Are you ready for this? This 30 minute video presentation is prepared with you in mind. In it you’ll discover a concise comparison

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What does the research say about attracting church visitors?

[dc]H[/dc]Heal the sick, raise the dead and fill the pews – preferably with young families who’ll bring some vitality and energy to this place. That’s the interim pastor’s call, isn’t it? But it’s a trap, a real Catch-22. The reality is that aging congregations trapped in a death spiral generally don’t want to make the

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Free subscriber resource

[dc]I[/dc]ntentional interim pastors will likely meet the missional church model in the near future. Client churches may choose to redefine themselves by becoming missional churches. Missional churches will eventually see pastors resign, finding themselves in need of a skilled interim pastor knowledgeable about missional ecclesiology. “Missional Ecclesiology in the Book of Acts” is a helpful

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Can megachurches be church visitor friendly?

A colleague of mine once visited a mega-church in southern California while on vacation. The 6,000 seat auditorium was filled to capacity that Sunday morning. He was quite surprised when, during the ritual exchange of the secret Churchman’s handshake, an elderly lady made her way down the aisle from several rows back to greet him

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Does your church need change or transformation?

The American Church magazine should be of interest to all intentional interim pastors and pastor of plateaued or declining churches. For that matter, pastors of healthy and vibrant churches will profit from this new publication. Yours truly has a regular column. This month’s column is entitled “Does Your Church Need Change or Transformation?” Churches don’t

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