Look to the Margins

...only branch of the church that has any significant growth at all! Yet the leadership regularly overlooks them as models of growth and seldom recognizes or promotes these ethnic leaders....

Numbers Count

...conversion growth … or how many of that 83 percent you’re actually reaching. Biological growth is important, but as church leaders we don’t have much control over this one. Small...

The Power of Small

...able to sustain that growth. This can be the case with regard to small groups and the growth of the church. As we move from church start up, to growth,...

Suicidal

...normal that when we live in a healthy lifestyle with the life of the local church growth will occur. When growth doesn’t occur something is amiss at some point in...

The Path to Becoming a Successful Church Consultant

...(and even those with DMins have little success in the church growth area). Unfortunately, there is little correlation between book knowledge and successful leadership in church planting or church growth....

Top Five Reasons Why Churches Don’t Grow

...post is called the top FIVE reasons churches don’t grow, but I have to throw in the one stopper for church growth, no matter what else is happening. Indeed, you...

Thoughts on Innovation

...sellers. But we had a fight over the title. I wanted The Ever Widening Circle because the book wasn’t about church growth and they wanted The Church Growth Handbook. Of...

Is Your Church Destined for Smallness?

How many church leaders does it take to change a lightbulb?

I’m not sure, but in many churches it takes 50 percent or more of the sitting board members to make virtually every decision. And there’s a church growth correlation that shows the more leaders involved in management decisions, the smaller the church’s potential.

Case in […]

Five Books For The 21st Century

...the six most important realities that church leaders must address, including the following: recapturing the spirit of Christianity and replacing church growth with a wider vision of kingdom growth, developing...