Archive for 'Challenging Status Quo'
Posted on 08. Jan, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
Modern, North American church growth seems to focus on various programs. The church calendar is filled with special events designed to motivate members to invite those around them. Yet for all the energy and resources that go into these programs: do they actually help? Or maybe they have a greater limiting effect? One of the […]
Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by Martin Schmaltz.
While waiting at Starbucks this morning, I was sitting in contemplation of what makes a ministry or church remarkable. I may have more to say about that in a few days. However, that is not the point of this note. Thinking of remarkable, i thought of engaging so I did a quick Google of engaging […]
Posted on 30. Jun, 2009 by Martin Schmaltz.
Ok, so I had a revelation of the limitations of my paradigms. The other day I was using these long sheets of bubble for packing. To make these sheets easier to use, the manufacture places perforated lines for you to tear. Unfortunately these pre determined lines resulted in extra bubble wrap being used. As I […]
Posted on 06. May, 2009 by Martin Schmaltz.
How many times do churches and individuals start something, yet in the long run it is not very productive? It becomes a challenge to motivate people to get involved. It can ultimately become a source of frustration for leadership.
Posted on 09. Apr, 2009 by Martin Schmaltz.
Just Might Be The Best Thing That Could Happen To The Church! The cover story for the current issue of Newsweek (April 9, 2009) magazine is entitled “The Decline of Christian America,” and presents a bleak picture of the church’s future of impacting society. Based on the 2009 American Religious Identification Survey, the article quotes […]
Posted on 02. Apr, 2009 by Martin Schmaltz.
One of the powerful uses of the social medial platform Twitter, is the ability to share information easily. Recently, someone I am following posted a note referencing an article about the condition of the church. Naturally I went to check it out. This article is titled; “You’re Growing? Well, She’s Dying.” It speaks of their […]