How We Help Churches
It is a difficult moment in time to be a church leader. Questions are abundant. Answers
seem elusive. What does God want from each one of us as we seek to make disciples in a culture that seems to be moving away from God, not to Him?
At the Effective Church Group, we would love to come alongside you to share the journey. Through our experience of more than 1000 congregations and their leaders, we have learned what practices are more likely to be effective and which only end up in frustration.
Here’s how we grow churches . . .
Your Partner In Ministry
Whatever you’re facing – staff changes, space restrictions, attendance decline, aging members, conflict, outreach issues, time management, low church esteem – we’ve been there and done that. We’ll be there for you, too.
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Let me explain.
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