Encouragement

When The Vision For Your Church Is Unclear

Jesus didn’t call us to be unique, he called us to be faithful. And simple faithfulness from a loving pastor may be what churches need now more than ever.

Why Good Friday Is So Good – And How It Makes Easter Such Great News

Most of the world’s celebrated victories happened in one simple, yet brutal way – the winner was better at killing than the loser was. Death wins. As long as it’s your death, not mine. One of the many reasons I follow Jesus is that his victory on the cross was different from that. In fact …

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The Main Way We’re Failing Small Churches (And How To Start Succeeding With Them)

Small congregations are the backbone of the church. Over 90 percent of churches are under 200 people. As many as half of all Christians attend a small congregation. But we’re not helping small churches be strong, healthy and effective at the size they are now. Instead, we’re giving them the impression that they need to …

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Breaking Church Growth Barriers Will Not Keep You From Crashing

There’s something very sad and scary about the way too many pastors are leaving the ministry lately. What’s also notable is that these pastors are as likely to be from a large, vibrant and growing church as a small, struggling and shrinking church. Despite all the expectations we put on it, church growth is not …

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