Mike and Ryan begin a new series: "Keeping Your Church on Track." In this series they are first talking about factors that can "derail" a church or take them off-track from their primary calling. Today's first topic is life stage. The life stage of your congregation impacts how you engage in ministry. At every stage in the life cycle the church responds differently to change, leadership development, new ministry, discipleship, and community engagement. Understanding your life stage helps your church to navigate it better.
The resource Ryan references in the episode is The Hidden Lives of Congregations by Israel Galindo.