The Big Ask: Another No-Fault Reason Most Churches Will Never Be Mega
Church GrowthSeptember 14, 2015
Most pastors can't make The Big Ask. Thankfully, it's not needed for a healthy church.
When 200 Feels Huge: 5 Reasons Churches of 200 Are Considered Small
Small Church MinistrySeptember 28, 2015
If you're pastoring a church of 50 or fewer, a church of 200 might seem massive. But we have more in common than you'd think.
The Gatekeepers are Gone: What’s Holding Your Ministry Back?
Innovative MinistryOctober 19, 2015
The era of needing approval to produce and distribute great ministry content is over. We just need to do it.
How to Have a Church Where Money Is Never a Problem (For Real)
Small Church MinistryJanuary 22, 2016
If your small church is struggling to survive, this might be the solution you're looking for. Hint: it's extreme, but it's not a fad.
Small Churches Exist: Deal With It
Church LeadershipMay 04, 2016
Seven acknowledgements we must make if we hope to value and empower every congregation of every size.
Are You Pushing Pastors to Build Bigger Churches? Please Catch Us When We Fall
Church GrowthAugust 22, 2016
Many pastors feel pushed to grow, but they don’t feel like they get the help they need from church leaders when that growth fails to materialize.
If You're Going To Do Church That Way, Do It Well
Innovative MinistryJune 19, 2017
Churches don’t become great by adding more programs. They get better at the ones they already have.
What Are You Improving At Your Church Right Now?
Church LeadershipJune 27, 2017
The mission of the church is too important for any congregation to settle for business as usual.
The Church Is Stronger When Small Congregations Are Encouraged, Resourced And Engaged
Small Church MinistryOctober 23, 2017
When their concerns are heard and addressed, small congregations get healthier, and the entire church is stronger.
4 Assumptions Pastors Can No Longer Make About Church Giving Patterns
Church & CultureJanuary 05, 2018
While it’s still true that people stop or slow their giving when they’re unhappy, that is no longer the only reason for a drop in giving.
9 Ways To Reverse A Downward Giving Trend In An Otherwise Healthy Church
Church LeadershipJanuary 12, 2018
Even people who love the church and are fully committed to its mission are not giving as much as they once did.
Money And The Small Church: 3 Reasons We Must Talk About It (New Series)
Church LeadershipApril 09, 2018
While having money is no guarantee of church success or health, poor money management will always undermine good ministry. We have to get better at this.
Money And The Small Church: Job One – Don’t Spend More Than You Bring In
April 11, 2018
You can’t spend your way into church growth, congregational health or kingdom impact.
How I Overcame My Dread Of Talking About Money From The Pulpit
Church LeadershipApril 13, 2018
Why should our approach to meeting financial challenges be any different than our approach to meeting every other challenge?
Time, Not Money, Is The New Church Commitment Currency
Innovative MinistryMay 07, 2018
Church giving patterns are changing. Here are 5 ways to get our churches ready for that reality.
How To Give Money Less Power Over Your Church
Small Church MinistryMay 14, 2018
A congregation's financial reality should never be ignored, but it should never be in charge.
The Two Biggest Mistakes Churches Make With Money
Church LeadershipMay 16, 2018
The answer to bad stewardship isn’t more money or more faith. It’s better stewardship.
The Best Way To Reduce Money Problems In A Local Church
Innovative MinistryJuly 25, 2018
When a church is making disciples a whole lot of problems get better or go away entirely – including finances.
The Invisible Scandal: How Bad Debt And Poor Stewardship Are Killing The Church's Reputation
Church LeadershipAugust 08, 2018
People want to give. God wants to provide. Our churches need to be places worthy of those gifts and that provision.
No, A Church’s Budget Is Not Always A Reflection Of Their Priorities
Innovative MinistrySeptember 12, 2018
Compassion, worship, discipleship and evangelism don’t need to be in the budget to be a priority. They just need to happen.