Thank you for completing the assessment. You've made a crucial move in acknowledging your situation. Your insights suggest that your church is probably in the Adolescence stage of its life cycle. Given these results, we encourage you to:
There are a a lot of awkward transitions in adolescence. One particularly important place we see this is in vision. During the adolescence stage competing visions emerge. The leadership needs to know the vision of the church and cast that vision at least every 30 days.
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Resource 1:

Casting Vision
Rick Warren gives insight into how and what vision needs to be cast.
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Resource 2:

Listen to this Audio
The awkwardness of adolescence and the struggles can leave you feeling empty. Join the presenter Chuck DeGroat at a Church Now Cafe gathering as he talks about soul care for church leaders.
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Resource 3:

Adolescence Deep Dive
Take a deeper dive into your adolescence phase and jump ahead to see what's coming by working through George Bullard's "The Lifecycle and Stages of Congregational Development." Bullard points out the places where the awkwardness of adolescence is revealed; he also reveals realities you need to know.
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Schedule a brief discussion with Larry to consider potential next steps for your church.

Testimonials from Church Leaders

Churches that have partnered with CLC in taking steps toward a brighter future. Read these testimonials of positive change and hope.

BILL WHITT Lead Pastor | Cascade Fellowship

Pastor Larry helped us sharpen our church's mission and vision statements -- making them more specific to our particular congregation and our particular calling in our unique context. Read More

DEREK ELMI-BUURSMA Lead Pastor | Loop Church

Larry took a genuine interest in our church and helped jumpstart the conversation discerning God's hope-filled future for our community. Larry provided an important structure and helpful frameworks that gave us a starting place in our prayers & conversations regarding next steps. Read More

JIM KIRK Lead Pastor | Geneva Campus Church

The congregational retreat that Larry facilitated for us was just what we needed to prayerfully reflect on our history and calling in this season as a church. Read More

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