Multi-Congregation v. Multi-Site Churches

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One current trend that has the potential to be a blip on the screen of church history is the multi-campus church. If not a blip, possibly a blemish. In business, the ma-pa whatever store disappeared with the growth of the big box Wal-Mart model.

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Re:Vision Book Review

A turnaround pastor's life development plan
October 14, 2014   David Bowman

Great new book on pastoral succession and transition

The first article I ever wrote for Church Executive magazine was on pastoral succession.
October 13, 2014   Ronald Keener

4 ways to break out of “default” worship

Everyone who reads this title knows exactly what this discussion is about. We get stuck. We start to do everything the same way every time we do it. We move toward avoidance of the obvious because it’s what we do. We’re human.
October 09, 2014   Doug Lawrence

Coaching pastors is all about base hits, not home runs

Esther Cottrell of Ohio Ministries Church of God explains how her group coaches pastors to reach for the next base - not for the sky. "Coaching is all about base hits," says Esther. "We need a variety of methods. No one way fits." (From Turnaround 20/20.)
October 05, 2014  

5 Reasons churches benefit by seeking external help

The pattern is conspicuous. Churches that operate in an isolated and insular fashion are not as healthy as churches that regularly seek outside perspectives. Of course, there will always be exceptions. But, as a rule, those churches whose leaders and members are involved solely in their own ministries tend to ...
September 25, 2014   Thom Rainer

'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

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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.