Pastor? Leader? Really?

...leaders. Those who are called to lead the church need training to become faithful and effective leaders. Tweet This Of course, there’s more to leadership training than reading a couple...

Five Things I Wish Every Small Group Leader Knew

...groups: Those with formal training (Bible college or seminary) and those without. So far, in my experience and study, the ones without have far less to learn than those with....

Is House Church Real Church?

...of untrained laity. Training in the early church was always on-the-job training. 3. Churches need an ordained pastor to preach to them. Of course, this is somewhat related to the...

The Future of Church Consulting

...shift from training conferences hosted by parachurch groups to conferences hosted by mega churches. When I began my consulting ministry, only a handful of mega-churches were doing national training events....

Discipleship is Our Focus

...occurring in many of the more advanced church-planting congregations. Instead of the potential church planters merely running through classroom training, they are placed in a newly formed church plant where...

Turn Christmas Eve Visitors Into Returning Guests

...to grab a copy of the Hospitality Gold Congregational Training Kit. Twenty-Two video training sessions for your hospitality team, three seasonal hospitality training videos (including one for Christmas), and supporting...

Visitor Treatment: Case Study 01

...of the year. The complete off-site consultation includes remote video recording, live training, the +Visitor Audit, and much more. Learn More[/box] [box title=”Hospitality Training DVD Set” box_color=”#dddddd” title_color=”#1b7a99″]Twenty-four training videos...

Multiplication Ripples

...to the streets. The way we staff our churches must change. Tweet This Ripple Six: We must promote on-the-job training instead of purely course-based training. Mentoring replaces a manual. Interning...

Churches Committed To Multiplication: Part Three

...am a United Methodist, I have to address the concept of seminary training because multiplication is almost impossible if pastors have to go to seminary before leading a church. It...