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Celebrating The Essential Role Of The Historically Small Church
Let’s help today’s small churches be as great as yesterday’s small churches.
There Is No Minimum Viable Size For A Church
There have always been a whole lot of viable churches with just a handful of people in them.
Is Your Church Targeting A Demographic Group? Here Are 6 Reasons You Need To Stop
Seeing people as members of a group may be great for attendance, but it’s not good for discipleship.
How To Tell If A Church Is Too Big – Or Too Small
It’s never about the size of the church. It’s about the size of the mission.
6 Keys to Reproducing Normal-Size Churches
All churches can, and should, reproduce.
Why We Have To Talk About Church Size
Let’s ask the questions that need to be asked, and offer honest, grace-filled answers that tell us what we need to know.
What Does Your Church Do That Your Phone Can’t Do?
Online connectivity is great. But it will never replace spending time in the presence of other people who love Jesus, too.
3 Of The Biggest Complaints Pastors Have About Church Members – And What To Do About Them
It's not about getting people to give, attend and volunteer more. They need to fall in love with Jesus again. And so do we.
My Church Seems Healthy, But It’s Not Growing! What’s Wrong?
“All healthy things grow” is not a Bible verse or a command. We have to stop acting like it is.
The Key to This Church Planting Network’s Success? Start Big, Stay Big Subscriber access only
The Association of Related Churches (ARC) focuses on a non-competitive spirit and strategic growth.
How Should We Think About Declining Denominational Numbers?
There’s more that matters than just the numbers.
Why I’m Not Pushing For Church Growth Any More
For years I pushed for growth. And it nearly pushed me out of pastoral ministry.
The One Big Counterintuitive Reason Most Churches Stay Small
In many cases, small might be a strategic advantage.
Three Ways to Lead Differently in a Church Breaking the 200 Barrier
There is a sociological shift pastors must navigate as church attendance rises above 200.
One-on-One with Lee Eclov on ‘How Rediscovering the Church as Family Changes Everything’
“When Christians look for a church, they are looking for a home.”
Church Growth: Before Asking “Does It Scale?” We Need To Ask, “Should It Scale?”
The best answers start with the right questions.
Breaking The 200 Barrier Is Good – Feeling Guilty If You Don’t Break It, Isn’t
Most churches don’t experience constant numerical increase, no matter how hard they work or what new strategies they learn.
The Church Today in Cultural Captivity
Why the Lordship of Christ is the Great Commission.
Overcoming Confirmation Bias About Church Size, Health And Effectiveness
Confirmation bias causes us to see the successes of the big, fast-growing churches, but only the problems in the small, steady church.
What About The Small, But NOT Struggling Church?
It’s unfair, inaccurate and unhelpful to make the assumption that a church is struggling just because it’s small.
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