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Caring Or Counting? The Pastoral Dilemma
When I’m pushing for numerical growth, I minister differently than when I’m caring for people. And not in a good way.
The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church
Even with 1 in 4 leaving over politics, college kids are more likely to return after a hiatus than leave for good.
Church Is a Family, Not an EventSubscriber Access Only
The Bible refers to fellow Christians as "brothers and sisters," but how often do we treat them as family?
More Is Only Good When It’s A Byproduct Of Better
We don’t need bigger churches. We need better churches. Then we need more of them.
7 Advantages Of Long-Term Church Membership
The best things in life don’t come in a hurry. They take time. But they’re worth the investment.
8 Principles To Consider Before Leaving A Church You (Used To) Love
Leaving a church is hard. Don't make it harder by doing it badly.
Friendly, Caring, and Carrying Churches
Three steps to move into deeper church community.
Understanding The New Apathy About Church Attendance
Most people who don’t attend church are not making a conscious choice against it. Choosing requires awareness.
When Your Identity Is Wrapped Up into Your Ministry
What does it look like for followers of Christ to live and work with a healthy sense of ambition?
For I Needed a Place to Vote, And You Invited Me In
When your church is a polling place, Election Day is an opportunity to show hospitality.
The Embodied Church in a Digital Age
Should we cheer or moan when online churches perform virtual baptisms?
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
What About Those Sheep-Stealing Megachurches?
Megachurches keep getting bigger while small churches seem to struggle more than they used to. It's easy to think one is causing the other.
5 Ways Your Church’s Impact Can Become Bigger Than Its Footprint
When we equip the saints, the church’s impact can grow exponentially, even if its numerical or geographical footprint doesn’t grow noticeably.
What Should Ministry Look Like in Post-Christian America?
Four church leaders weigh in.
When People Leave: The Private Pain Of The Small Church Pastor
Even if the church is large and growing, it can be hard when people leave. But when the church is small, each loss is much more painful.
Is Your Church Measuring Health Or Size? They’re Not The Same Thing
In the same way that a healthy elephant is bigger than a healthy rabbit, a church's size has nothing to do with its relative health – or relative value.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
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.
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.
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break Virtue
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break Virtue
Is it possible to build willpower like a muscle?
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