5 Reasons churches benefit by seeking external help

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The pattern is conspicuous. Churches that operate in an isolated and insular fashion are not as healthy as churches that regularly seek outside perspectives.

BLOGS & VIDEOS


'Our turnaround didn't happen overnight'

Greg Atkinson explains the main reason his 167 year-old church turned its decline around and went multi-site. (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20.)
September 23, 2014  

How the South Carolina Baptist Convention coaches its 2,100 churches

Don Matthews of the SCBC talks about an innovative program that the convention uses to successfully mentor and grow its churches. (From the Church Central Turnaround 20/20 conference.)
September 23, 2014  

Dewey Smith's personal story of his challenging pastoral transition

This full session from the Church Central Turnaround 20/20 conference details Pastor Smith's difficult journey of becoming the new pastor of a 137 year-old church, and the lessons he learned in the process. "I really had to humble myself like never before," he says. "We can create climates that make ...
September 16, 2014  

A church can't change direction too quickly

"Our church in Texas grew phenomenally," says Steve Cartin, "and literally the church broke apart." (From Turnaround 20/20.)
September 11, 2014  

Report: Leadership Network/Vanderbloemen Group‘s new salary survey

For church pastors wanting to maximize their incomes, it may be of no surprise that they should attach themselves to a large church. A new survey reports that, “Our big finding is that for large churches, church size overwhelmingly influences salary.”
September 09, 2014   Ronald Keener

The peril of ministry stagnation

"Many churches die to what's possible in an effort to protect what is predictable," said Pastor Aaron Brockett at NACC. "Jesus desires that his Church would be on the move. Stagnation is something that I think gets under his skin."
September 01, 2014  

The I personality of DISC - the influencer

These leaders are people-oriented, fun-loving, inspiring and fast-paced. But there's a down side, too. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
September 01, 2014  

How Nelson Searcy started his coaching network

Nelson explains how he got into coaching - from his experience at Saddleback Church to planting a congregation in New York City, to building the infrastructure that now encourages nearly 2,000 pastors.
August 25, 2014  

Ed Stetzer: The real state of the church

"Stop saying that the church is dying," Ed exhorts the audience of church leaders and consultants at the Church Central Turnaround 20/20 conference. "First of all, it's really bad theology, but more than that, it's really bad statistics." Ed presents surprising numbers that tell the real story of the modern ...
August 11, 2014  

Jesus will do something about the sin in your (HIS) church

"Now will be the time you come clean," said Matt Proctor in this session at the North American Christian Convention. "Never - ever, ever, ever - underestimate Jesus."
July 28, 2014  

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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.