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With the advent of a new year and the second decade of the 21st century, let me take the time to remind you of the array of services the staff of Ohio Ministries and the professionals whose services we utilize... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at RANDALLSPENCE.COM
As 2008 soon draws to a close and, the Lord willing, a new year begins, let me take the time to remind you of the array of services the staff of Ohio Ministries can provide pastors and lay leaders as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at RANDALLSPENCE.COM
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By: Dr. Randall Spence, Ohio Ministries & Dr. Doug Talley, Indiana Ministries Many local churches mishandle disagreement and conflict. In a perfect world, disagreements and conflict would be resolved in a healthy manner that builds stronger relationships. But in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at RANDALLSPENCE.COM
In a national survey of 2500 churches, over half (59%) of pastors reported being dissatisfied with the way their church functions or operates. In the same survey, pastors showed the greatest level of agreement with statements such as: "I feel... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at RANDALLSPENCE.COM
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Thanks for sharing your insights, Roy. You are so right about the tendency to turn inwards on ourselves. Years ago in one of his early books, Lyle Schaller wrote of what he called "institutional trends." He argued that all institutions, regardless of what they are or their stated purpose, in time tend to turn inwards on themselves and to serve themselves. Schaller seems to indicate that to be the nature of the beast. I believe his observation to be right on. Knowing that is why pastors must constantly push against those tendencies to help the established members of the church to realize that the church exists primarily for those not yet her members.