Skip Bell, D. Min., is professor of church leadership and
administration, as well as director of the Doctor of Ministry
program, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States.
Skip Bell has identified four congregational patterns that inhibit growth. Perhaps your church has "koinonitis." Or maybe the members are worried about pioneer land rights. No matter what the problem, patterns can be changed, and your church can begin to grow again.