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Gary Coleman, BlockBuster Video, and the Death of Your Church

Gary Coleman’s dimples gave him a great start.
BlockBuster Video Stores gave them a great start.
The beautiful stained glass windows in many of the 500 year old churches I see walking around England gave them a great start.

But somewhere between their sweet start and maturation something happened.
There was a disconnect in what worked when they began and what would work in their adult life.

Gary Coleman’s dimples couldn’t keep him from financial despair and suicidal attempts in the late 90′s/
BlockBuster Video’s sweet isles of “New Releases” couldn’t keep 95% of their stores from closing down.
The beautiful stained glass windows in these churches couldn’t keep them from going from the IT CHURCHES in the community to £3.00 museums.

Your personal woo factor.
Your business sweet spot.
Your church’s IT factor.

ALL of this will soon, SOON, go away.
So you MUST prepare to transition or meet a certain death.

What are some fads, trends, or sweet spots that you see could be the end of certain local churches or businesses?

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Carlos Whittaker is an artist, pastor, thinker, experience architect, and social media junkie. Previously, 
Carlos served as Director of Service Programming at Buckhead Church in Atlanta, GA, one of the three campuses of North Point Community Church. Before that Carlos worked for 10 years as the Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts at Sandals Church in Riverside, CA. Carlos seeks to “disturb and disrupt the church as a whole.” He blogs prolifically at RagamuffinSoul.com.