Archive for Tim Woodroof

A Tale of Two Leaders

 by Tim Woodroof and Jon Mullican –  Who you will be ten years from this moment will be determined by what you choose to do in this moment. Today is the seedbed of tomorrow. And tomorrow is closer than you think. Imagine two leaders from different churches reading this chapter at the same time. Both love […]

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A Process for Visioning (part 2)

 by Tim Woodroof and Jon Mullican –  The previous blog article set out the first steps of a basic process for discovering God’s vision for your congregation. Consider working with a guide Choose a time horizon Determine who should participate Charge and equip these people This article continues the work of building a basic, visioning process […]

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A Process for Visioning (part 1)

by Tim Woodroof and Jon Mullican –  Discovering or uncovering a church’s vision requires prayer, time, effort, committed people … and a good, godly process. Common steps that help churches discover vision are listed below. Typically, the decisions required, the pace set, and the steps taken are determined by church leaders (elders and often the ministers […]

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Pursuing God’s Vision for Your Church (part 2)

by Tim Woodroof and Jon Mullican –     In the previous post, we explored three questions church leaders should consider as they peer into God’s preferred future for their churches: Are we willing to accept that a vision for our church is necessary? Are we willing to believe God already has a vision for our […]

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Pursuing God’s Vision for Your Church (Part 1)

by Tim Woodroof and Jon Mullican –  As important as it is for your church to have a clear vision, having the right vision is even more critical. And the right vision does not happen accidentally. It begins with asking a few basic questions and following an effective process. Here are some questions church leaders should […]

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A Tale of Two Churches

by Tim Woodroof and Jon Mullican –  Imagine two churches. Same age, same size, same talented membership, same level of commitment, even the same general community. Similar ministry staff with similar competencies. Each church blessed with sincere, earnest shepherds. Can you see these churches in your mind’s eye? Now fast-forward ten years. One of these churches […]

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Hearing God’s Call for Your Church (part 1) – The General Call

By Tim Woodroof –  Do you believe God still “calls” people and congregations to accomplish his kingdom business? Like he called Moses and Israel to find the Promised Land? Like Jesus called Peter and the other Apostles to follow him? Like Paul and the Antioch Church was called to reach the Gentiles? The whole idea […]

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A User Friendly Church (part 4) – The Stranger

by Tim Woodroof –  Life was precarious in ancient times. Violence, famine, and plague lurked around every corner. Failed crops and marauding armies threatened ruin for all but the wealthiest few. A careless word, a simple lack of attention, could spell disaster. This was especially true for the “stranger.” A long way from the safety of […]

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A New Testament Purpose – It Starts With A Mission

by Tim Woodroof – In the process of finding a new Senior Minister, most churches are ready, eager, and willing to jump right in. They are keen to start collecting resumes, calling references, and interviewing candidates. So when I suggest they slow down, many churches react with surprise and not-a-little disappointment. “Slow down?” they ask. “We […]

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What Time is it at Your Church? (part 1) – Seasons

by Tim Woodroof – There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. (Ecc 3:1) I’m getting older. Can’t run as fast or long as once was true. I ache in places I never noticed before. I wear tri-focals. My memory isn’t what it used to be. (Where did I […]

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