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The Event Matters: How Going To Church Helps Us Be The Church
For almost 2,000 years, Christians haven’t just been the church, we’ve gathered for the event of church. Because the event matters.
Church attendance should not be the defining feature of our Christian lives. After all, God doesn't take attendance. But that doesn't mean going to church doesn't matter. It does. A lot.
4 Assumptions Pastors Can No Longer Make About Church Giving Patterns
While it’s still true that people stop or slow their giving when they’re unhappy, that is no longer the only reason for a drop in giving.
In the church I pastor, for instance, every other indicator of health and strength is up, from overall attendance, to new believers, to ministry involvement, and more.
6 Ways to Lead Your Church Well in 2018
How to raise up new leaders, cast vision, and plan for the new year.
They don't have to be related to attendance or revenue, but they should be measurable in some way and should be clearly connected to the vision or mission of the church or ministry.
The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role
A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches.
What's driving this dynamic for churches with smaller-sized weekly attendance figures to hire this type of Here's an analogy: A church of 1,000 is akin to a business with 1,000 workers.
28 Non-Numerical Signs Of A Healthy Church
Numbers are not the only way to determine church health. In many situations, they’re not even the best way.
It's not that I'm not opposed to taking church attendance or tracking our numbers. I'm in favor of it. Accurate, relevant statistics can help us see things objectively
Sorry, Pastor – Numbers Are NOT People
Church metrics can be helpful. But only if we use them wisely. And hold them lightly.
It's nonsense to suggest that we can't pastor a church well without a slavish attention to attendance numbers and small group percentages. Honor The Reality Over The Substitute.
Signs Of Life: 7 Ways To Find A Great Small Church To Attend And Serve
Look for a church that does small church things well, instead of trying to do big church things on a smaller scale.
Small Church MinistryNovember 06, 2017. Signs Of Life: 7 Ways To Find A Great Small Church To Attend And Serve It's the same for a church that doesn't own a facility.
8 Assumptions Pastors Can't Make In A Post-Christian Culture
The so-called Christian culture is going... going... gone. We need to get ready for what’s next.
Church & CultureDecember 06, 2017. 8 Assumptions Pastors Can't Make In A Post-Christian Culture The so-called Christian culture is going... Especially as pastors and church leaders.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
The problem isn't confined to mainline denominations. With church attendance dropping across the country, all kinds of churches are cutting back on staff.
Lead A Big Church? Or Be A Pastor? Sometimes You Can’t Have It All
Whether you’re called to lead a church with entrepreneurial church growth methods or hands-on pastoring, lean into it with all you’ve got.
are not called or gifted to manage the systems and processes necessary for a larger church. You don't need to switch to management mode and push for bigger attendance numbers to
6 Dos and Don’ts for Welcoming Church Guests
Visitor connection should be organic, not contrived.
That's not to say you should automatically forego a greeting time (although our church dropped it pastor, this was when I liked to express deep appreciation for any guests in attendance.
Don’t Try To Be Successful, Try To Do Good Work
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they’ll always have a healthy ministry.
We can measure attendance, conversions and baptisms – all of which are wonderful things. Or the marriage that didn't end in divorce because the pastor and church provided a healthy
Is It Wrong If I Don’t Want My Church to Grow?
If you are intentionally or unintentionally putting up roadblocks that hinder your church from growing, remove them. Now.
Church GrowthAugust 26, 2017. Is It Wrong If I Don't Want My Church to Grow? One of the foundational beliefs of the church growth movement is that every church should desire to grow.
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
hosting their small group as a rogue gathering, leveraging those relationships and social media to recruit people to another church in town. That's when our attendance began to plateau
5 Digital Tools for Managing Church Volunteers
Some handy electronic resources with the potential to revolutionize your volunteer management.
different church operation tools was specifically created for the convenience of church administration. a space for your dedicated volunteers from sign-up, to attendance, to messaging.