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3 Starter Principles for Becoming an Innovative Small Church
The change in my church needs to start with Jesus changing me

Innovative Ministry
Should the Church Be About Transformation? Or Stability?
A healthy church is called to be a community of transformation and stability. At the same time.

Small Churches May Be the Next Big Thing - With One Condition
Small doesn't mean cheap, shoddy, lazy or low-quality. At least it shouldn't.

The Myth of Inevitable Congregational Growth
Many churches don't grow beyond a certain size no matter how healthy they become

Church Leadership
Wanted: An Effective System for Small Church Metrics
Small churches aren't ignoring the numbers. We just need metrics that apply to us.

Small Church Ministry
Six Reasons Why 'There Are No Small Churches' Isn’t True
The world is filled with small churches. Refusing to acknowledge that reality isn't encouraging, it's condescending.

I Don’t Want Churches To Be Small; I Want Small Churches To Be Great
There are three truths we must acknowledge if we want small churches to be great

The Surprising, Guilt-Free Reason 80% of Churches Don't Break the 200 Barrier
Big churches and small churches are different. But it’s not a difference of quality, theology or willingness.

Church Leadership
Never Settle for a Small Church (No Matter How Big It Is)
When our dreams for our church end at our church doors, we're dreaming too small.

Church Growth
11 Types of Healthy Churches That Often Stay Small
No church should settle or stay stuck. But not every healthy church gets bigger.

How to Tell If a Small Church Is Strategic or Stuck
5 types of strategically small churches, and 4 types of stuck churches. Which one are you?

Church & Culture
When Hollywood Goes to Church: 18 Stereotypes
A lighthearted look at what we've all learned about church and the ministry from TV and movies.

Church Leadership
Serious About Discipleship? Mentoring Is Better Than Curriculum
Small churches have a serious advantage when it comes to discipleship. If we’ll use the right tools.

Church Leadership
Mentoring Is Better than Curriculum: Seven Steps to Better Discipleship
How to implement Jethro's plan and Jesus' process to turn believers into disciples. Whatever size your church is.

Church Leadership
Five Simple Steps to Mentor New Believers (Without Overworking the Pastor)
Small churches can use our personal touch to help new believers grow in the way that suits them best.

Small Church Ministry
Delegating Tasks In the Small Church: Two Options and Six Lessons
When there's little help available, we can either do fewer activities or train more disciples. Here are six ways I learned to do both.

For Pastors: Nine Reasons to Stop Telling Everyone They're Awesome
We don't need churches filled with awesome people. We need churches that help broken, sinful people find an awesome God.

Why 'Step Aside So the Church Can Find a Pastor to Grow It' Is a Bad Idea
Six reasons most small church pastors should stay, even if the numbers are static.

Bringing Innovative Strategies to an Established Small Church
Three starter principles to help an existing church move from stuck and dying to healthy and innovative.

Church & Culture
Ashley Madison and the Danger of Glamorizing the Sin We Denounce
Exposing someone to a previously unknown opportunity to sin makes us foolhardy at best, and co-conspirators at worst.

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