Audio Visual and Digital Signage

Using the latest technology can be an effective way to reach out to a culture steeped in audio, visual and digital technology — from sound systems, to LCD screens, photo, PowerPoint and video.

Book Reviews

Book Reviews in Church Central.

Church Growth

Increasing church attendance is about making new disciples of Christ and teaching them. For mega churches and average size congregations, numerical growth and spiritual growth are both important.

Church Management Software

Remote access to the church database can be a lifesaver for today’s mobile society. In addition, savvy church leaders are interested in church management software that offers the most flexibility and capability for managing groups, volunteers, attendance, and more.


Evangelism is more than just telling others about Jesus – it is obeying his command to love and serve our unsaved neighbors. Locally and globally churches are witnesses for the grace, mercy and love of Christ, which all add power to the gospel.


Christian fellowship is gathering together as a church and uniting with other believers to encourage one another in faith. Church services, events, meals, small groups, classes and trips are all a part of fellowship.

Fundraising & Stewardship

Church giving is a critical part of Christian discipleship. Financial concerns, budgeting, tithing, and offerings are all important parts of church life.

Leading from the Lions' Den

While most new leadership books proudly promote themselves as the antidote to previous thinking, Leading from the Lions' Den takes pride in drawing its wisdom from ideas that have been available for a very long time in the unchanging Word of God. Here, author Tom R. Harper expounds upon one surprising principle from each of the Bible's sixty-six books. Each concept goes toward explaining human nature, which, when understood, is the foundation of business success.


All Christians that use their spiritual gifts to build up the church are in ministry. Serving others, sharing Christ’s love, meeting needs, and teaching are all part of ministering as a church.

Personnel & HR

Finding a new hire for a church from among a pool of job applicants involves resumes and background checks, but it also requires conversations to determine a good spiritual fit and shared vision for a church.


Silent, aloud, alone, in groups or meetings – prayer is conversation with God. Asking God for help, praising him, repenting for sin, listening for his direction, yielding to his will, and seeking his revelation in the Bible are all a part of prayer.


Serving Christ means serving others. Volunteers are the heart of ministry in any church and church leaders who understand their value want to know more about recruiting, keeping and rewarding these servants.

Web Design & Tools

A church Web site is often the first impression a church gives to potential visitors. The Internet can also be an important part of church life—in group management, sermon podcasts, blogging, social networking, program promotions and more.


Christian worship is about believers giving honor, glory and devotion to God. A healthy church orchestrates its weekend church services with music and preaching that connect people intimately with God.

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Video: The value of a survey

Jim Barber gives ideas for how to ask the important questions during a church reorganization. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)

Bad karma

In April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 9,000 people. As Ajai Lall and Central India Christian Mission helped the Nepalese people, they wondered why someone would help them.

How to lead change

Jim Barber discusses how to lead well through transition.

The funeral I never wanted to perform

Ajai Lall, Founder and Director of Central India Christian Mission, shares a powerful story of an unexpected response in the midst of suffering. Learn from one man’s experience and how his perspective challenges us to approach suffering differently.

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