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Transitioning from Bi-Vocational to Vocational Ministry: 3 Questions
Three questions that can help guide you and your churches if you are considering this transition.
Want Real Church Growth? Don’t Fill Your Building, Empty It
Churches emptying out into their community to share the good news is a greater sign of effective ministry than an increase in church attendance will ever be.
Let’s Ask Better Questions About Church Size
Instead of asking “what’s the best church size?” we need to ask “what’s the best church size for a given situation?”
Renewing Your Church: Growing Together to Discover Our God-Given Purpose
I asked if they were ready to see God do something new. When they affirmed that they were, I told them that we would be changing absolutely everything.
Five Key Things About Church Revitalization That Most Leaders Miss, Part 2
We need to patiently endure as leaders. Don’t give up.
If A Church Isn’t Growing, Should The Pastor Be Fired?
Nowhere does the Bible imply that a pastor is not being faithful if they don't hit certain levels of numerical increase.
Five Key Things About Church Revitalization That Most Leaders Miss, Part 1
If you went into ministry for everyone to like you, this was a poor decision.
Renewing Your Church: Church Revitalization as a Humbling Experience
God works through people and churches who depend on him.
Guess Who’s Coming to Church: Multiracial Congregations Triple Among Protestants
Sociologists evaluate the progress and future of the evangelical push for church diversity.
I Grew Up in a Ministry Family—and I Hated It
But as I poured out my anger on the world, Jesus was waiting to pour out his perfect love.
Has The Rise Of Megachurches Elevated Our Communities?
Communities with successfully growing churches should be feeling the impact of those churches on their overall culture.
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
Bigger? Or Better? Yes, Your Church Has A Choice
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you’re maximizing growth, you’re also maximizing success.” (Bo Burlingham, in Small Giants)
In Addition To "Why Is Your Church So Small?" We Need To Ask “Why Do We Want It To Be Big?”
As hard as we work to grow bigger, how many of us stop to ask the essential question “what are the advantages of bigness?”
Why Is Our Church Stagnating, and What Do We Do?
Making sure your church is a loving, welcoming environment that genuinely seeks to share the gospel is a great way to address stagnation and to actively pursue growth.
5 Purchases Your Church Should Make Before Its Next Splurge
The new coffee bar can wait. These things can’t.
Church Attendance Patterns Are Changing And We Have To Adapt
It’s not enough be an attractional church, a caring church, or even a teaching church. We need to become an equipping church.
The Growth Gap: How The Megachurch Phenomenon Has Unintentionally Isolated Small Churches
As midsize churches adapt systems based on megachurch models, the ministry gap between them and the average size church is expanding.
The Mission Deserves Margin: Minister To The Church You Have, While Preparing For More
While pastoring the people we have, we need to create in-house systems and outward ministry suitable for a church of double our current size.
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America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
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