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Grow Or Die? Actually, There’s A Third Option – Be A Great Small Church
Church growth principles are important, but we need to know what great small churches look like, too.
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.
The Culture Wars Are Ancient HistorySubscriber Access Only
Today’s fights over the religion in the public square are replays of fights from two thousand years ago.
Four Steps For Denominations to Resource Church Revitalization
Resourcing isn’t always monetary.
If There’s No Church Growth Guarantee, Does It Even Matter What We Do?
Like saying “please,” using church growth principles makes church growth possible, not inevitable.
A Place for Death in the Life of the Church
What does faithful ministry look like in a church that sees more funerals than baptisms?
Your Results May Vary
In church growth, as in everything, we can’t take our lead from the best examples, but from typical results.
Ten Years from Now, How Secularism and Church Diversity Intersect
The geographical epicenter of our faith shift from its centuries-old home base in the West.
Ministry Lessons from the Life of Eugene Peterson
9 church leaders share what they learned through his books, letters, and friendship.
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break VirtueSubscriber Access Only
Is it possible to build willpower like a muscle?
The Embodied Church in a Digital AgeSubscriber Access Only
Should we cheer or moan when online churches perform virtual baptisms?
Renewing Your Church: Recalibrating Your Vision to Create Sustainability
I narrowed the process of church recalibration down to four phases.
One-on-One with Mike Burnette, Pastor of America’s Fastest Growing Church
"God will grow the church when he chooses to grow it."
Think Bigger: Why “How Do I Get Our Church To Grow?” Is The Wrong Question
I’m grateful for the church growth movement. But I want more.
Francis Chan: Stop Treating the Book of Acts Like HyperboleSubscriber Access Only
The former megachurch pastor asks today’s churches to measure their practices against the New Testament standard.
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
The Metrics of Mission: How to Count What Counts
Five examples of kingdom behaviors that should be quantified.
Renewing Your Church: The (Sometimes) Slow and Detailed Process of Revitalization
Turning a country-club-style church into a church on a mission.
Five Necessary Characteristics for a Church Revitalizer
What makes a pastor or a church planter great at what they do is not always the same as what allows a church revitalizer to excel.
Celebrating 50,000 Baptisms – No Matter How Many Churches It Takes
Saddleback Church deserves to be honored for baptizing 50,000 people over the last 38 years. But we should never limit our attention to churches with outsized numbers.
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The Church's Sickness Unto Death
The Church's Sickness Unto Death
Our missional activism threatens to kill us. It doesn’t have to.
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