The 15% Mistake

Stuck at a 15% return rate for first-time guests? Let’s turn that around.

Meet Pastor Doug. He implemented a guest engagement plan and saw his guest return rate skyrocket from 15% to 75%. Real change, real results. Time to take action, folks. Success in church growth isn’t accidental; it’s the result of intentional actions and […]

No Visitor Left Behind: The Ultimate Guide to Guest Engagement

Introduction: The Invisible Visitor Dilemma

We’ve all heard the stories—people walk into a church, hopeful and a little nervous, only to walk out feeling like they were completely invisible. They might have received a polite “Good morning,” but what they didn’t get was a meaningful connection. And that’s a problem. Why? Because a church isn’t […]

One Reason Why Your Church May Be Stuck

Ever wonder why some churches grow like wildfire while yours is stuck? The secret is simpler than you think.

Community isn’t just a feel-good term; it’s the backbone of any thriving church. I’ve consulted with churches across North America, and the ones that grow have a strong sense of community. It starts with the first […]

The 3 Pillars of a Strong Church Vision

Want a vision that sticks? You need these three pillars!

You walk into a church and what do you see? Stained glass windows, perhaps. A pulpit, most likely. But what about the invisible architecture? The stuff you can’t see but can definitely feel. I’m talking about the vision of the church. And let’s face it, […]

Unlocking Your Church’s Potential: The Transformative Power of Vision

The Secret Ingredient to Church Growth

Ever wonder why some churches seem to be magnetic, drawing people in, while others struggle to fill seats? The answer often lies in one word: Vision. Vision is the secret ingredient that fuels your church’s engine, propelling it from a stagnant entity to a thriving community. But what exactly […]

Why Culture Eats Strategy

You’ve heard it before: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” But what does it mean?

Hey everyone, Bill here. It means you can have the best plans in the world, but if your culture is toxic, you’re going nowhere. Culture is the heartbeat of your church. It’s the invisible force that either attracts or repels people. […]

Stop Inviting People to Church… and Grow Your Church Anyway

Recently, I was working with a church that desperately wants to grow… well, the pastor wants it to grow. He asked his core leaders about their inviting experiences and they all said shades of the same thing: “I’ve invited all my friends to church and they’re not interested.”

Well, duh!!

Unless you happen to be inviting […]

The “New” Pastor

We are seeking a Pastor who is an inspiring pastor, preacher and teacher, a good counselor who is honest and trustworthy, thoughtful and pastoral, passionate about reaching young people and families, gregarious and people-oriented. We desire a pastor who is committed to attracting new members and retaining current members and whose sermons are spiritually […]

4 Design Elements to Optimize Your Church Website

Your church may already have a website, but is it doing everything it can to engage your members and boost fundraising? 

A strong church website can help inform your congregation about upcoming events, allow new members to learn more about your church’s identity, and increase fundraising results. In fact, churches that accept tithing online may […]