Bill Easum: The 3 Biggest Challenges to Ministry

 
Oct. 29, 2012
Veteran pastor and consultant Bill Easum says he runs into three problems over and over again that keep congregations from growing.  Here's an excerpt from a recent ChurchNext interview (see the full interview at churchnext.tv)

Topics: Church Growth , Leadership , Ministry


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