Strategy

Here you’ll find all of our latest strategy blogs

4 simple ways to help people see the bright side of online church

“It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this?” The immortal words of The Killers were definitely not written about the state of Online Church services, but the sentiment certainly applies. It all feels like the premise to a Romcom. The love affair of the church with online services started in early March. It was a strange meet cute. […]

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3 steps that will help you do multisite better

Since the dawn of space travel in the 20th Century, there has long been a fascination with looking for life on other planets. The thought is that in a universe as expansive as ours, surely we can’t be alone? Surely there is life on other planets? Whilst we at thinking.church don’t concern ourselves with such […]

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3 biggest ways to reach more people for Jesus

‘Church growth’ is a divisive phrase. For some the word is exciting. A church that’s growing has a buzz, more people coming to know Jesus, fuller auditoriums, more leaders. For others, this phrase talks about turning church into a corporation: it’s all about getting numbers for numbers sake, organisational growth without spiritual growth and looking […]

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You’ll love these 4 powerful church metrics

Dragons Den is a classic show. In one episode the then-dragon Duncan Bannatyne stated a well-used phrase, “revenue is vanity, profit is sanity”. And he’s right. In a business, It’s not about the money that you make, it’s about the money that you keep. Vanity measures are important. Tracking revenue is really important, but when […]

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How to stop hogging all the decisions

Decision-making is a difficult endeavour, and as church leaders it’s so easy to default to hoard all of the decision-making power. After all, it can be difficult to know who should make the decision, and then trusting someone else to make that decision can be tough. However, we also know intuitively, that delegation of decision-making […]

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