Doug looks at the actual reasons churches and church attendance are declining. The answers go far beyond bad pastors, bad churches and bad theology.
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Confronting the Large Church Bias
Doug talks about the problem with platforming and giving preference in leadership to large church expressions. He calls pastors to embrace a movement that honors what God sees. The Fairly Spiritual Show · Confronting the Large Church Bias
A Message for the Church
(I shared this message with my church last week and I’d like to share it with everyone else. This is my heart concerning ministry) Message from Pastor Doug Bursch for Evergreen Church February 2020 I have pastored Evergreen Church for 21 years. Currently, I have the genuine pleasure of co-pastoring with Dan Behrens and Jennifer […]
Healing for Childhood Trauma
Doug talks about facilitating environments that provide healing for childhood trauma. He also looks at signs individuals might be struggling with how to deal with childhood abuse or trauma. He specifically speaks about dissociation and integration when dealing with abuse. This show could be very helpful for individuals seeking help with childhood trauma or who […]
Vision for Small Church Pastors
Today’s show is geared towards pastors of churches with 200 or fewer people. Doug talks about how easy it is to lose your identity pastoring in the church growth and assessment age. He gives advice on how to find and maintain your identity as a pastor of a small or normal sized church.
Mental Illness and the Church
Doug talks about mental illness and the church. He looks at how the mind can be harmed like any other part of the human body. He addresses how Christians and the church should deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health problems.
Time for the Church Growth Movement to Die
On today’s show Doug talks about why the church growth movement needs to die. This is a strong, provocative show about some of the fundamental problems with a movement that is not growing the church or bringing more leaders into the harvest field. Doug pours out his heart calling for a better way to engage […]
Responding to Church Sex Scandals
Doug talks about how Christians view and handle church sex scandals. He looks at the big issues of power dynamics, legal consequences, repentance, reconciliation, truth, love and how we communicate about very controversial issues.
The Social Media Church
Doug talks about whether or not social media can replace the role of gathering with a local church. He looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of social media community.
Perfect Community in a Broken World
Doug talks about elements that must be present in every healthy church. He also shares a sacred story about watching a church die before his very eyes.