Why bother?

Sometimes, OK, probably more often than one would care to admit, we struggle with the results of our efforts.


The synergy of need; extending your reach

When needs converge, there is great potential for synergy, and the advancement of God’s kingdom.
January 13, 2017   Rob Streetman

Fostering unity and diversity through learning

Creating an uncommon church that has both unity and diversity is a rarity. However, developing learners may be the key that takes your church in that direction.
January 12, 2017   Bob Whitesel

Recommendations for a reboot in 2017

At the start of a new year many of us are more open to suggestions for change and a fresh start.
January 04, 2017   Jim Farrer

4 differences between programs and ministry solutions

The definition of programmatic is not necessarily tied to the resources the church uses.
January 01, 2017   Thom Rainer

We are in need of endurance

The Western Church is in desperate need of saints that will run with endurance.
December 28, 2016   Rob Streetman

5 ways to stop the decline in your church

Is there any hope for a declining church? Here are some suggestions for change.
December 26, 2016   Thom Rainer

5 creative ways to be a welcoming church

Do people feel welcomed at your church?
December 21, 2016   Parnell Lovelace, Jr.

Expanding your ministry in 2017 via Peter Wagner

C. Peter Wagner PhD is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on church growth and vitality. Upon retirement from Fuller, Wagner continued to equip in-service leaders worldwide for practical ministry.
December 14, 2016   Jim Farrer

Practical steps for counting the cost

Counting the cost of following Jesus Christ has been lost by most of the church.
December 13, 2016   Rob Streetman

Clarifying church growth terminology

Need to define several important words that will bring clarity in your efforts to lead your church? Here are seven definitions of critical terms for you to consider.
December 07, 2016   Mark Lenz

Surprising numbers which may spark hope and turnaround in 2017

Congregations and their leadership sometimes encounter seasons in their ministries when they feel “stuck.” Recent research has discovered some hopeful numbers and percentages which can help shape your congregation’s next chapter.
November 29, 2016   Jim Farrer

3 ways to allow your students to grow up

My research among emerging adults reveals that they often feel they aren’t treated as adults within the church community.
November 20, 2016   Dr. Boyd

If Jesus could speak about the election

Much of what they see and hear from the media focuses on the candidates—their records, their visions, their personalities. All of which is essential in making informed decisions. But more important is what Jesus would say to American voters.
October 24, 2016   Jim Farrer

When your church is stuck—try a study group

I’ve come to the conclusion that the American church is where it is—losing members, lacking the will for change, without a vision for the future—because it is mired in the muck of not having a hope for what it could become.
October 20, 2016   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.


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