What is important in your church is not your seating capacity, but your sending capacity.
We need to talk about the International Day of the Woman because although God values women just as much as men, not every culture does.
Completely shut down the old church.
"Virtually all Americans believe God exists."
“If you view other religions or worldviews as ‘threats’ to Christianity, I kind of wonder if you know how the story ends.”
Most of us who lead churches have regular attenders who aren’t involved in the congregation.
If we have wronged another, we must humble ourselves and do whatever is required to gain a clear conscience with God and that person.
"When we learn how to cherish, it’s easier to love, just as when we love, it’s easier to cherish."
"Some churches are purposely designed to offend the spiritually seeking non-Christian, whether they describe it that way or not."
Satan is your accuser. He has all the dirt on you. He knows what you did. And what if he told your church or your friends what you’ve done?
There is much a pastoral search committee can do and should do in an attempt to successfully bring the best possible candidate to their church.
The challenge is that unchurched people aren’t exactly flocking to most churches, and many Christians seem stumped as to why that is.
"When you die to yourself, something greater rises."
Passion can come through readily in a video that complements a written invitation.
"There is a difference between it being hard and being lousy."
At the root of everything Jesus did was His prayer life. Jesus deliberately prayed before He acted.
Is church resuscitation common? No. Is church resuscitation possible? Yes. In God’s power, yes.
In order for you to draw the interest of the unchurched, you will need to have tangible action items.
The best long-term strategy for church growth is not church growth.
“Churches aren’t growing because of conversions. Churches are just swapping sheep.”