Category: parish

Do numbers matter?

A couple of recent conversations have led me to revisit an unending topic of debate in the world of church leadership. Do numbers matter when it comes to looking at our churches? Should we...

Sharknado Church: The Movie

After the critical acclaim received by Zombie Churcb: The Movie, I am thrilled to announce the release of an even more epic blockbuster: Sharknado Church: The Movie. If Frank Logue doesn’t win an Oscar...

Zombie Church: The Movie

My recent post on zombie churches went viral, at least compared to many 7WD posts — perhaps because the topic struck a nerve, or maybe it spread because it was a lighthearted way to...

The Sharknado Church

After my recent blog post on zombie churches, the Crusty Old Dean rightly pointed out over on Twitter (where I hope you’ll follow me) that zombies are so 2012. The COD challenged me, nay,...

How to liven up your Annual Parish Meeting

It’s annual meeting season. Back when I was a rector, I liked them to go smoothly, like well-scripted legislative machines. Now that I merely attend the meetings, I prefer to see some fireworks. So,...

The cost of church buildings

ASBO Jesus once again manages to encapsulate an entire conversation into one cartoon. Church buildings aren’t inherently bad, but they certainly aren’t inherently good either. Too easily, they distract us from the real point...