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Posts by Bill Easum

Are Most Pastors Averse to Being Held...

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“So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12 I’ve long been a proponent of measuring results. I believe if you don’t measure the results of something, odds are you’re not going to be as successful as you would be if you kept stats on your ministry. For […]

Discipleship in a Data Dump Culture

Discipleship in a Data Dump Culture

The average Christian’s understanding of discipleship is incredibly inaccurate. Most Christians tend to think of it as something you learn from a course. But nothing could be further from the truth. Let me explain. I’m a United Methodist. We have a program called Disciple Bible. The program was designed by a member of my staff, […]

How Possible Is Church Multiplication...

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Often when I write or talk about churches that are planting multiple churches I get pushback in the form of the question “I wonder how many of these church plants are more like house churches?” I’m not sure why I get that question more than “I wonder how many people these churches are reaching?” So […]

Too Many Pastors Are Wasting Their Li...

Too Many Pastors are Wasting Their Lives

My recent article “Too Many Pastors Are Wasting Their Lives” must have hit some raw nerves. We’ve had over 16,000 hits on the blog post. Most of them were supportive, but some were downright angry, and many of them missed the point of the article. It’s amazing to me how many people hear what they want […]

Extreme Makeover

Extreme Makeover

The TV show Extreme Makeover follows the stories of the lucky individuals who are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be given a truly Cinderella-like experience: a real-life fairy tale in which their wishes come true, not just by changing their looks, but their lives and destinies. This magic is conjured through the skills of an “Extreme […]

Church Planting Isn’t the Goal:...

Church Planting Isn't the Goal

Wayne Cordeiro is known for effectively planting hundreds of churches over a long period of years, but in a recent interview with me he said, “I’m learning that Church planting isn’t the goal; discipleship is!  Church planting is actually a byproduct of biblical discipleship.” Everyone needs to let that statement soak in.   Cordeiro has shifted […]

Transformational Small Groups

Small Groups

One of the key elements of most discipleship pipelines I’ve seen is what I call “transformational small groups.” The problem is, when most people hear “small groups,” they think of Bible studies, which is far from what is meant by a transformational small group. Let’s look at the difference. Most ineffective small groups are primarily […]

Too Many Pastors Are Wasting Their Li...

Too Many Pastors are Wasting Their Lives

I love pastors.  I was one for thirty years. But my heart goes out to them because most of them are wasting their lives.  Let me tell you why. Statistics show that some 85% of the churches in the U.S. are either on a plateau or are declining. Some of these churches can be turned around, […]

Four Lessons from an Interview with R...

Church Multiplication

Ron Johnson is the Senior Pastor of One Church*, a multi-site congregation in Orlando, Florida. For several years he has been planting one church a year, but he recently felt the call to step it up. As a result, he is embarking on an aggressive mission to plant one hundred churches over the next ten years. […]