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The Real Church Growth Barriers

The Real Church Growth Barriers

Most books, articles, and podcasts addressing growth barriers deal with visible and tactical issues. You’ll read about changing worship style to attract a younger generation. You’ll read about adding service times when you’re 80% full. And while worship style, aging...

Three Kinds of Church Growth

Three Kinds of Church Growth

Karl Vaters, author of The Grasshopper Myth and an author/advocate for small churches, says, “Church growth should always be a part of every pastor’s prayers, passion and strategy.” Pastors should want their churches to reach more people. But that’s not the only kind...

Overcoming Church Growth Barriers

Overcoming Church Growth Barriers

Mention the phrase “church growth” and you’ll hear a variety of opinions. On one hand, you’ll find people who promise seven simple steps to explode growth now or organizations that will reveal the secret to growth for three easy payments of $97. And on the other hand,...

Five Quick Tips for Planning Christmas

Five Quick Tips for Planning Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year. But often as a Pastor or Church Staff member, it can feel more like chaos than calm.   By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin On average, Pastor’s spend 10 ½ hours preparing...

Data Made Practical: YouVersion Search Terms

Data Made Practical: YouVersion Search Terms

Here are the top ten search queries for the week ending September 9, 2021 on YouVersion. People are clearly searching God’s Word for encouragement in dealing with emotions likely triggered by current events.  With all the confusion and angst in the world, it’s no...

How to Change Minds – Book Notes from The Catalyst

How to Change Minds – Book Notes from The Catalyst

This month in the Pastor’s Book Club, we are breaking down The Catalyst.  In addition to a breakdown and discussion guide you can use with your team, there’s a video with ministry insights.  Learn more about The Pastor’s Book Club here. Imagine how hard it is for a...