Resilience – the secret reservoir!

There is a great story told about a football coach describing for his recruiter the type of football player the coach wants to recruit. The coach said there are three types of players. The first is the one who gets knocked down and does not get back up. The recruiter [...]

March 30th, 2021|0 Comments

Re-Imagine the post-“MEvangelical” Church

Churches are beginning to Re-Emerge from Covid-19. They are beginning to re-gather for worship, re-group from discipleship, and re-deploy for mission. As this happens pastors need to know church members are asking more fundamental questions about the church than they did prior to the pandemic. Church members are asking what [...]

March 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Leading on the Backside of the Curve

Most pastors have learned, followed, and practice ecclesiological principles rooted in church growth concepts. This is a MAJOR problem for the 90%+ of church leaders who are leading a church that is stagnated or in decline. Regurgitating church growth models when postured in a church revitalization setting will not only [...]

March 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Post Coronavirus Church Trends

There will be many who predict how church will change post coronavirus, and the script is not yet fully written yet. There are a few safe bets when it comes to the future of church after the pandemic is over. 1. Essential ministry will flourish and extraneous ministry will flounder. [...]

April 24th, 2020|0 Comments

10 Post Corona Church Norms

Pastors and churches are rightly focused on Easter Sunday and the hopes of the Resurrection. Easter is the apex of all Christian hope and celebration. But pastors and churches are also very aware that post-Easter ministry is looming and it is feeling very different and longer term than anticipated.  Our [...]

April 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Happy Reorientation Day

The realities have set in. The grief curve is moving deep towards the bottom. The evidence is everywhere. Personally, I am hearing from pastors, helping churches and dealing with Christians where desperation and frustration have set in. The macro-social dynamics reveal the evidence. The divorce rate in China is skyrocketing. [...]

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments


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 [...]

March 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Self-Care Checklist

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 [...]

March 25th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

March 12th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

March 11th, 2020|0 Comments

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) [...]

March 10th, 2020|0 Comments

The Ideal Staff Member

Patrick Lencioni is a leadership guru who knows and understands organizational leadership. He also understands the nature of the talent war that every organization is facing, due to the need to secure great employees and build a cohesive team. In his book The Ideal Team Member, Lencioni describes three virtues [...]

January 25th, 2019|0 Comments
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