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How Much Does The Pastor's Personality Affect Church Growth Or Size? (Survey)
Can you take this short survey to help us understand more about small churches and their leaders?
How a Denomination Helped Its Churches to Break the 200 Barrier
An interview with Phil Chorlian of the Vineyard Churches.
Cambodian Christians’ Government Endorsement Represents a ‘Modern-Day Miracle’
With major gatherings and promises of continued religious freedom protections, evangelists are eager to see the gospel keep spreading in the Buddhist nation.
The New Math of Church Mergers
An option once seen as a failed strategy is now giving many congregations a new lease on life.
What’s Next for the Multisite Church?
In a short time, one church in multiple locations has become a new normal. A pioneer of the model predicts where it’s headed.
The Inspirational, Interdenominational, Multi-Congregational Ministry Movement
What happens when local churches stop competing and start seeing themselves as multiple sites of God’s Church in a city?
The Peculiar Tale of an Anglican-Baptist Church Plant
Why would two distinctly different denominations work together? And what have they learned?
Effective Leadership Is Dynamic and Empowering
Bill Gates thinks successful leaders will be those who empower others. I believe that this applies to church leadership as well.
The Road Ahead: 10 Characteristics of a Future Church Planter, Part 1
The well-worn paths of the past can often be poor guides for missionary travelers toward the future evangelistic work in North America.
Post-Merger Ministry Is a Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance
Our congregation needed to adjust in several ways after a larger church adopted us.
10 Questions More Important Than “What Was Your Sunday Attendance?”
Never let the excitement of higher attendance or the discouragement of lower attendance divert you from your church’s primary goal.
The Early Church Thrived Amid Secularism and Shows How We Can, Too
The pre-Christendom church managed to avoid both isolationism and accommodationism. Their model gives us a map for post-Christendom challenges.
Church Planting Series: So What Does Church Planting Actually Look Like?
Here are four practical steps your church can take to get the ball rolling on planting.
Church Planting Series: Creating a Culture of Multiplication
Multiplication always starts small.
“Get More People In The Room” Is Dead. Here’s What’s Replacing It
Size is no longer considered a sign of health by the average church member or spiritual seeker.
Leith Anderson Has Bright Hopes for the Next Decade of Ministry
The next 10 years will be challenging—but don’t believe the worrywarts.
Carving Out a Niche for Micro-Congregations
A new wave of designer ministries isn’t about attracting people to “big church.”
Church Planting Series: How Can Your Church Get Involved in Church Planting?
While planning is key, there are a variety of imaginative ways to begin.
A Reproducible Lifestyle and the De-emphasis of Clergy Can Lead to Movement
Two things leaders can do to keep Jesus the center of a missional movement.
Is American Christianity on Its Last Legs? The Data Say Otherwise.
Two new books push back on Chicken-Little narratives of evangelical decline.
You Can’t Reject a Faith You Never Knew
You Can’t Reject a Faith You Never Knew
Historian Alec Ryrie offers a revisionist take on the roots of unbelief. But there’s another story that needs telling.
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