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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, there are writers …

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 each message. …

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 wonder people are searching for verses …

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 hostage negotiator …

There's never been a better time to be a part of the Church Fuel community. In the coming months, we have plans to help you with strategy, leadership development, systems, finances, and church growth. Here are some new resources you will find on the member site right now… When You …

Each week, we take a current data point, share insights, and help make it actionable for your church.  It's a series we call Data Made Practical. Here are the top five search topics on YouVersion for the week ending August 26, 2021. What's noteworthy is that a couple “negative” search …

This month in the Pastor’s Book Club, we are breaking down Blue Ocean Strategy.  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. Strategy can be a clarifying factor for your …

You’ve been inspired by purpose statement examples from other churches and worked with your team to craft a compelling purpose, mission, or vision statement of your own. You announced it to your leaders, staff, volunteers, and church body. Everyone agrees that it represents what the church stands for and where …

 Every leader has faced that sense of aimlessness as if they’re working toward an ambiguous purpose. When the purpose of your ministry seems unclear, you may find yourself asking, “Why are we even here?”  And that’s why your church needs a purpose statement. Many use the term purpose, mission, and …

Pastors aren’t always great with the business side of church. Preaching, casting vision, helping people…those are usually right in their wheelhouse. But strategy, operations, planning, technology, and finances often feel like they get in the way of real ministry. “If I didn’t have to do this business stuff, I could …

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