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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.
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.
Why We Stopped Taking Attendance At Our Church For A While
Getting more precise numbers wasn’t going to fix the obvious problems or identify the undiscovered ones.
Where Church & Culture Collide—New Churches, Stories, and Many Forms of Gospel Witness
We should plant churches that plant churches, but also help these communities blossom into a life-giving presence in and for their cities.
One-on-One with Joseph D’Souza on GAFCON
Despite the many severe challenges Christians face, the church is growing in India.
So, What Comes After Church Growth?
Characteristics of the Church Growth Movement itself present challenges to church multiplication.
The Biggest Misunderstanding About Small Church Pastors
We don't have a limited vision. Our best contributions to Christ’s kingdom happen to be in a smaller setting.
Renewing Your Church: The Power of Revitalization
There is nothing more exciting than a ministry that demonstrably requires the resurrection power of Jesus Christ from day one.
Where Have All the Church Planters Gone?
What’s the greatest hindrance to effective church planting?
The World Isn’t Looking For a Bigger Church, They Want A Better Church
What people really want from the church are the characteristics the New Testament has always told us the church is supposed to be about.
Renewing Your Church: His Greatness Through Your Willingness
God is using the revitalization of the church to demonstrate his glory.
Is Church Growth The Best Way To Make More Disciples In Your Neighborhood?
In addition to “how can we break through to the next size level?” we need to ask “is bigger really better in this situation?"
A Bright Future Rooted in a Distant Past
As we look forward, our present activity must be rooted in God’s kingdom work throughout redemptive history.
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.
God Shook My World at an EDM Concert
God Shook My World at an EDM Concert
I was rolling on Ecstasy when the scales suddenly fell from my eyes.
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