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Church Growth: Use The Principles, Don’t Buy The Hype
When it comes to church growth and health, we need to lower the volume and listen with both discernment and faith.
When it comes to church growth and health, we need to lower the volume and listen with both discernment and faith. Church GrowthMarch 02, 2018.
Why Is It So Hard To Find Help To Pastor A Small Church Well?
Scrambling for morsels of truth about healthy small churches can make you feel like a pig digging for truffles.
I spent decades working, praying, and learning how to be a better pastor. In addition to that, I learned and applied every church growth method I could find.
Church Attendance Patterns Are Changing And We Have To Adapt
It’s not enough be an attractional church, a caring church, or even a teaching church. We need to become an equipping church.
Church & CultureMay 02, 2018. Church Attendance Patterns Are Changing And We Have To Adapt It's not enough be an attractional church, a caring church, or even a teaching church.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
Titus 2:3–5 gives a brief glimpse of the importance of this role in the church, with Paul instructing Timothy to ask older women to act in the lives of their younger counterparts.
That Discussion You’re Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity
How to dive into crucial conversations without clamming up or lashing out.
17 should be at the front of our minds when we engage in difficult conversations with church members. This is where meaningful growth, vulnerability, maturity, and formation happens.
Small Church Essentials Is Here!
It’s not about wanting churches to be small; it’s about wanting small churches to be great.
I'm discovering principles that I would not have found if I hadn't shifted my focus away from church growth. Church growth principles aren't wrong; it's just that there's more to it.
Sorry, Pastors – The Growth Of The Church Is Not Up To Us
Preaching the Word, training disciples and ministering to the community may or may not increase the number of people who sit in front of me from Sunday to Sunday.
Church GrowthOctober 03, 2017. Sorry, Pastors – The Growth Of The Church Is Not Up To Us Preaching the Word, training disciples and ministering
The Modern Myth Of The Persistently Growing Congregation
The addition or multiplication of small congregations has always been the typical way the church has grown.
Church GrowthFebruary 07, 2018. The Modern Myth Of The Persistently Growing Congregation The addition or town. Typical Church Growth. Today, as
What About Those Sheep-Stealing Megachurches?
Megachurches keep getting bigger while small churches seem to struggle more than they used to. It's easy to think one is causing the other.
Since these two phenomena are occurring at the same time, it's easy to think that one (megachurch growth) is the cause of the other (small church struggles.).
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
Degreed education still has value, but lifelong growth and learning is equally important.”. “They also have to work within the context of a larger church, getting along with both parents
Love God, Love People, Make Disciples – Everything Else Is Scaffolding
Every program, building and denomination is temporary. They should stay in place only as long as they are being effective.
literally see the scaffolding of facilities, programs and events, but it's much harder to see the structure of spiritual growth. This can be especially challenging for church leaders because