“What’s different about the appreciative inquiry and the positive model of looking at churches is instead of wringing our hands and fearfully looking at the deficit and saying, “Oh my God, when are we going to close the doors,” this says.
. . , “Let’s look at who God calls us to be and trust and celebrate who we are and move forward in faith,” and it’s been amazing how this has regenerated, re-energized the church. Attendance is up, everything is up.”