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Entering Into Death’s Shadow Valley is Dr. Matthew Lee Smith’s journey through the horrific process of losing his life-partner, Melodee Joy. It is meant to help others who enter this treacherous and often perilous path.
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Hope Enabler is the real-life story of one Christian parent’s struggle with a runaway child and the hope that God enabled her to have during the darkest moments of that struggle.
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Tag Archives: dying churches
In Times of Transition
Posted on February 8, 2010 by Dr. Matthew Lee Smith
When churches seek to regain their health and vitality, tensions can rise inside the local church. Turning around a sick and dying church often reveals things that were previously hidden. As they come to the light, these revelations can be … Continue reading →
Posted in Leadership Blog | Tagged change, dying churches, healthy church, missional, sick church, spiritual fraud church growth, transition | Leave a comment
Sick churches exhibit certain attitudes…
Posted on January 10, 2010 by Dr. Matthew Lee Smith
Several years ago I can remember reading the following: “75% of American churches are dying, 23% are plateaued (by taking people from the dying churches), and only 2% of American churches are growing.” Having worked for three decades in the … Continue reading →
Posted in Leadership Blog, Multi-ethnic / Urban | Tagged 1 Corinthians 3, 2 Corinthians 12, American church, banality, carnality, church decline, Corinth, disgruntled people, dying churches, faith, growing churches, healthy church, ingrown, Leonard Sweet, pastors, plateaued churches, selfish, sick churches, So Beautiful | Leave a comment