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8 Non-Numerical Ways To Assess The Health Of A Church
Numbers are not the only way to measure church health and effectiveness, especially in smaller churches.
Effective Small Church Metrics: Why Average Results Aren’t Typical Results
Statistics, surveys and comparative metrics are not as helpful in assessing small church health as they are in assessing big church health.
Want To Accomplish Your Goals? Dream Bigger – And More Long-Term
While it may seem counterintuitive, thinking bigger and on a longer timeline is often a better way to get things done.
All Churches Make Mistakes, Why Do Ours Feel Fatal?
Christ is with us when we suit up again, even though we fell flat on our face the last time we went on the field.
Eugene Cho: Why I Am Stepping Down as Pastor of Quest Church
“I don’t feel burned out, but I am realizing my limitations.”
The Calling | 47 min
Where Is God When My Spouse Is Incarcerated?
Raising kids, maintaining a marriage, and leaning into those awkward conversations at church.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
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.
Is A Successful Small Church An Oxymoron?
If we hope to overcome the perception that “successful small church” is an oxymoron, we have to redefine success the way Jesus did.
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
5 Passages Your Pastor Wishes You'd Stop Taking out of Context
How we get them wrong and what church leaders can do about it.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
Why Moral Failure Happens When Ministry Is Going Great
7 characteristics of success that can lead to adultery.
We Are Called to Be Faithful, Not SuccessfulSubscriber Access Only
As my pastorate crumbled around me, I learned what God truly expects of us.
A Dying Pastor Reflects on His LegacySubscriber Access Only
With less than a month to live, Buddy Hoffman discusses the highs and lows of 40 years in ministry.
The Folly of Trying to Measure Success In Christ’s 'First Shall Be Last' Kingdom
We need to measure what we can manage, but let’s not fall into the trap of thinking we have more control than we do.
We Were Seduced by PowerSubscriber Access Only
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
3 Ways Some Churches Grow Without Getting Bigger
Butts-in-the-seats growth is great. But it’s not going to happen for every church. That's never a reason to give up, coast along, or offer excuses.
Slay the Beast of Ambition before It Slays YouSubscriber Access Only
3 ministry proverbs to quell competition and cultivate humility.
What Does a Healthy Small Church Look Like?
Numbers can help us understand some things about the health of a church. But they’re not the only thing.
Did George Whitefield Serve Two Masters?
Did George Whitefield Serve Two Masters?
A new biography helps us come to terms with the unsavory side of the great revivalist’s mission to America.
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