In the past, the doors of the church opened inward, as all were invited and welcomed. Today, God is calling the church to open the doors outward so that the people of God might take the Gospel to their community. Terry Tieman, the author of Hinges, shares the 8 key factors that lead to conversions and increased attendance. These factors are captured by the Eight Hinges that open the doors of the church outward and empower the church to have an impact upon the community.
Presenter: Terry Tieman
Terry Tieman began his career in ministry as a pastor in Michigan and Arkansas. He then served for 13 years as Mission Executive of the Mid-South District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS).
In January 2009, Terry became the Executive Director of Transforming Churches Network (TCN), which helps churches become more effective in reaching their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. TCN’s transformation process – which is based on Biblical principles and was developed through worldwide research on effective mission movements and pilot projects – has successfully changed hundreds of churches from the inside out.
Terry’s experience as a parish pastor, mission executive, congregational consultant and coach, Learning Community facilitator, and trainer of consultants and coaches brings a skill set and perspective that inform and direct the work of the TCN revitalization team. Terry continues to gain front-line experience as Revitalization Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also the author of several books, including Hinges: Opening Your Church’s Doors to the Community, Skill Builders, and People of Passion.
Terry and his wife Becky, who have three sons, live in the Memphis area.