Why limited resources are not an excuse

Have you ever found yourself making excuses as to why your church can’t grow or be effective? As Craig Groeschel explains, having limited resources is actually an essential part of exponential innovation. Discover how to leverage limited resources to further your church’s mission. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
May 25, 2015   Chris Anderson

The secret to leading and evangelism

“Jesus knew a secret that it seems many Christians today have lost,” says Vince Antonucci. It is a secret Jesus demonstrated in his response to Zacchaeus and a key that leaders are meant to embody personally and corporately in their evangelism and outreach. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
May 25, 2015   Chris Anderson

The wrong & right priorities behind church growth

What is the motivation and reason behind church growth? Pastor Rick Warren offers a challenging and blatant response to the misconception that it’s ok for churches to stop growing. Recapture the truth that the church isn’t meant to stay stuck, but rather is meant to live out the vision of the ...
May 18, 2015  

Reclaiming creativity in the church

"The church used to lead the way in influencing culture. Now the world is shocked whenever the church does something creative,” says Craig Groeschel addressing a room full of pastors. As a leader in church innovation, Craig offers valuable perspective on how this happened and the importance of restoring creativity ...
May 18, 2015   Chris Anderson

'Sometimes churches just need to die'

"I know that's a controversial statement," says Stephen Gray at Turnaround 20/20. "We don't like to think in those terms. But between 30,000 and 40,000 churches over the last decade have closed their doors for good."
July 22, 2014  

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How megachurches can uniquely advance the gospel

Speaking to a room full of pastors and church leaders at the NACC, Ben Merold both encourages and challenges leaders of megachurches with the crucial role they can play in helping the body of Christ and the advancement of the Gospel.  (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
May 12, 2015  

The one event that changed Rick Warren’s life and ministry

Pastor Rick Warren shares a deeply personal and profound story from the final week of his father’s life that has served as a conviction and theme for the rest of Rick's life. In a moving appeal to church leaders, Pastor Rick invites us to be a part of a commitment that ...
May 12, 2015  

Why some pastors are the worst communicators

As John Ewart explains "Pastors are sometimes the world's worst communicators! Isn't that ironic?" Discover one of the most common reasons for poor communication and an easy way to make sure your message is being understood.  (From a session at the Society for Church Consulting's training in 2014.) 
May 04, 2015  

Even better than larger church numbers

“While I am numbers conscious, I have set a limitation on myself…” Find out what Ben Merold has learned from years of serving as a pastor about how to approach numbers and success. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.) 
May 04, 2015  

How your church can break through

Like the predicament that Joshua faced in motivating Israel to conquer the entire Promised Land, it is hard to keep a church motivated. Churches can far too easily stop short of fulfilling all of God's purposes for them, but that doesn't have to be the case. Ben Merold shares how your church ...
April 27, 2015  

Rick Warren: If you’re discouraged or ready to throw in the towel

God has a lot to say about His Kingdom reaching the entire world. As Pastor Rick Warren states in this video message to church pastors at NACC, “I don’t know if you are discouraged or ready to throw in the towel, but if you want to be on the winning side of ...
April 27, 2015  

3 rules for effective small groups

Borrowing from the inspiration and example of John Wesley, Bob Whitesel discusses three rules that have the power to maximize small group effectiveness at your church. (Bob Whitesel teaching at the Society for Church Consulting's training in 2014.) 
April 21, 2015  

The biggest mistake in church transitions

Church transitions offer an incredible opportunity if led well, but most often we hear of transitions gone bad. Church consultant trainer John Ewart discusses the biggest mistake he has seen churches make and how to avoid it.  (From a session at the Society for Church Consulting's training in 2014.)
April 21, 2015  

The top two metrics that determine whether a church can grow

"A church of 2,000 is not just a bigger version of a church with 50 people - it's a totally different animal." (Gary McIntosh teaching at the Society for Church Consulting's training in 2014.)
April 13, 2015   Tom Harper

Analyzing Saddleback's vision statement

Saddleback's ambitious vision was created by Rick Warren when his church had only 20 members. Is your vision big enough? Is it truly a vision, or just a tagline? (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
April 13, 2015  

Inspiration for reaching seekers in your city

Should we not be concerned with the people in our cities? That is the question posed at the end of the book of Jonah and the conclusion of Pastor Tim Harlow’s opening session at the NACC conference.  Borrowing from the inspiration of Reverend Samuel Shoemaker, we are reminded of our ...
April 07, 2015  

Leader, you were made for a mission

Pastor Rick Warren speaks to fellow pastors and church leaders about one of the five purposes of your life – the truth that you were made for a mission! Be inspired and reminded that every believer is called by God to not just have a ministry in the church but also ...
April 07, 2015  

The power of a common vision

Aubrey Malphurs defines a church's vision as "a clear, common, compelling picture of God's future for this church as you believe it can be and must be." (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training)
March 27, 2015  

Joni Eareckson Tada: Do not lose heart!

"I want you to join me in desperately needing Jesus," says Joni at the North American Christian Convention. "Join me in fixing your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is only temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
March 27, 2015  

An impossible turnaround situation - Part 4 (conclusion)

"At the 14-year mark, our church began to grow slightly," says Don Ross as he concludes the amazing story of his church's turnaround. "There was one point where I had to make a courageous decision that was probably the most defining moment of everything. I could point to that one ...
March 16, 2015  

Church budgeting 101

Most everything in a budget will go in one of four categories. Aubrey Malphurs also explains how to clean up a budget. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training)
March 16, 2015  

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