Why every person in your church needs 7 friends

What do friendships have to do with church growth?
February 20, 2017  

What the numbers say about your church’s growth

Discover the ingredients required for your church numbers to rise.
January 24, 2017  

We have just under 1,000 attending

Even though I didn’t take math in Bible college, I learned real-quick how to round-up my church’s weekend attendance, Rusty George says. Why do we make attendance the benchmark for success? (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
August 17, 2016  

Top-viewed video: Dewey Smith's personal story of his challenging pastoral transition

REPOST: This popular 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 ...
July 08, 2016  

Video: Is good news enough?

When it comes to ministry, it’s easy to focus more attention on church programming, size and keeping up with the latest in technology and trends. However, Sean Palmer unpacks 2 Kings 7 and asks us to shift our focus at how the good news is more than good advice for ...
April 25, 2016  

Video: How to lead change

Jim Barber discusses how to lead well through transition. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.) 
February 09, 2016  

Video: 5 unhealthy leadership structures

Is there a hint of these five unhealthy leadership forms in your church? Jim Barber shows you what to look for. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 25, 2016  

Video: Trust economics — Finding balance between board and staff

How do you build trust between a church staff and board? Jim Barber addresses this concern from his experience consulting with churches across the country. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 12, 2016  

Video: Who makes the decisions?

Has your church staff or lay leaders ever experienced stress from the decision-making process at your church? Jim Barber shares about the frustration between a church staff and board when it comes to decision-making. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 06, 2016  

Video: 3 healthy leadership structures

One governance structure does not fit all churches. Jim Barber shares how each of three different styles are all healthy and effective. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
December 01, 2015  

Video: How your church size impacts decision-making

In Church "A" the congregation makes all of the decisions. In Church "B," committees and the board get involved. Find out where you land and how to create an effective decision-making plan. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
November 11, 2015  

Creating a sustainable ministry platform

How many followers does it take for your ministry to make an impact? What’s the secret to reaching more people? Jodi Hickerson, Programming Director of Mission Church (Ventura, Calif.), reveals how to make the biggest impact in the lives you encounter every day. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
November 11, 2015  

Video: Are we growing?

Growth is a trigger for church reorganization. Church consultant Jim Barber shares from his experience in working with a variety of growing churches. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
November 05, 2015  

Video: Debunking the myth—Congregations should make decisions—it is biblical

Jim Barber shares biblical insight in transitioning decision-making changes. "It's the wisdom of God that allows these changes to come about," he says. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
October 28, 2015  

Video: Are your church systems healthy?

Simply focusing on organizational needs will not build a healthy church. Bob Whitesel shares that one of the critical cures for an unhealthy church is ensuring that a church is outward focused. Drawing evidence from John Wesley and his 60 student practitioners, learn how to align your systems for spiritual ...
October 16, 2015  

Video: Debunking the myth—Prayer alone will solve this

"It's a great fallacy to believe prayer and greater devotion to Christ will alone solve our organizational problems," says Jim Barber. Find out how and why this myth affects church leadership today. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
October 16, 2015  

Find the starting point in order to make changes

Jim Barber discusses important questions to ask when approaching a transition in church governance. Discover what obstacles you may face depending on your church's background. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
September 04, 2015  

Time for a change?

Jim Barber explains what triggers the need for changes in a church's leadership structure. He also shares how often churches should implement these changes. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
August 31, 2015  

What is governance?

Jim Barber breaks down the definition of governance and explains the elements tied to church leadership structure. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
August 25, 2015  

The defining mark of a healthy church culture

What is the most important characteristic of a healthy church culture? According to Bob Whitesel it is not theology, good preaching or compelling worship that is the common thread among healthy churches. Find out what Saddleback and other churches have found to be the key to a growing, healthy culture. ...
August 25, 2015  

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