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Outreach & missions how to’s for outreach & missions help outreach leaders in churches face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, outreach pastors need leadership resources and outreach resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. churchleaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every outreach pastor and leader. If you serve on a church staff as a leader of outreach ministries, you’ll find must-have outreach resources and connections to a community of outreach leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide.

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why church outreach programs fail

Thom Rainer: 7 Reasons Why Church Outreach Programs Fail

When I wrote "Autopsy of a Deceased Church," my desire was to demonstrate the terrible consequences and deaths of local congregations when the members are inwardly focused. It's why church outreach Programs fail.
leave your church

7 Reasons You Should Invite (Some) People to Leave Your Church

Sometimes, one of the best things you can do to become even more effective at accomplishing your mission is to invite people to leave your church.
missional lifestyle

8 Easy Ways to Be Missional

We can be missional in everyday ways without overloading our schedules. We can have a missional lifestyle in everyday ways without overloading our schedules.
full time ministry

All Christians Are Called to Full Time Ministry

If you call yourself a Christian, your agenda is now filled with an all-consuming calling from Christ himself to full time ministry.
church dropouts

Thom Rainer: 6 Early Warning Signs of Church Dropouts

One of the most significant reasons for stagnating and declining attendance is church dropouts. The most challenging problem is that church dropouts rarely return.
church attendance

Why Church Attendance Is STILL So Important

It's surprising to me how many Christians struggle with the idea of church attendance. We are at a crossroads in our nation on the importance of going to church.
shepherding

Shepherding: Where The Shepherds Are Shaped by the Sheep

I can’t imagine a better scenario or a sweeter season for my first pastorate. I learned that in shepherding, the sheep shape the shepherd.
ethnically diverse

Most Churches Are Not Ready to Be Ethnically Diverse – Here’s Why

While specific churches are leading the way toward being ethnically diverse, a movement of tens of thousands of churches does not exist. Perhaps we’re at the beginning stages of such a movement.
coming year

Phil Cooke: What Every Church Leader Needs to Know For the Coming Year

Hopefully we’re moving forward, and as we consider the next year or more, here’s two critical points pastors and church leaders need to know for the coming year
leadership

How to Know If Your Leadership Is Abusive

Ministry isn’t easy. Firm leadership and visionary leadership are necessary at times, hard decisions need to be taken and church discipline needs to be exercised, but there can be an overall tone, or an underlying current to a man’s ministry that is far from helpful.
right from wrong

Telling Right From Wrong Can Lead Us To God

Where did we get the ability to tell right from wrong? It’s a big problem that evolution has no way of explaining human morality.
people do not visit your church

6 Reasons People Do Not Visit Your Church [Updated for 2020]

Your church wants to reach people, spread the Gospel, and grow. Why is it that new people aren’t showing up to your church like you hope and pray? Here are reasons people do not visit your church. Are any true of your church?
6 Simple Ways to Love Your Neighbors This Holiday Season

6 Simple Ways to Love Your Neighbors This Holiday Season

Fresh ideas to strengthen and liven up your community.
Transparent in Ministry

How to Be Transparent in Ministry (and Why It Matters So Much)

Real transparency between fellow sisters (and brothers) in Christ is much deeper and much more difficult than what we commonly practice. Being transparent in ministry is painful, embarrassing, humbling work, for the teller as well as for the hearer.
come back to church

8 Reasons Why People Aren’t Coming Back — from a Secret Shopper

Why do people decide not to come back to church? Whether I’m working with a church plant of 60 people or a megachurch of over 15,000, some things are universally important.
5 Radical Ideas for Missional Living

5 Radical Ideas for Missional Living

So many of us start out in our 20s full of dreams and idealism, and then reality hits.
How the Spirit Ignites Our Supplication

How the Spirit Ignites Our Supplication

The Lord wants us to be controlled and empowered by the supernatural reality of His Holy Spirit rather than by human strategies and intellectual prowess.
How to Experience a Breakthrough in Your Church’s Growth

How to Experience a Breakthrough in Your Church’s Growth

How do we experience a breakthrough in church growth? There are plenty of answers in terms of systems and methodologies, models and approaches. But before we go about the reshaping of the structure or ministry of a church, we first need to experience a change in our mindset.

How NOT to Waste This Opportunity: The Greeting

"When you welcome people to your church, do you still behave like it’s 1999?"

How to Make a Real Impact in the Lives of Others

Serve in any way you can, wherever there’s a need, big or small.
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