Leadership

Recruiting Volunteers In a Small Church

Intentional mentoring is a great way to expand your church’s capacity for effective ministry and fulfill our mandate to make disciples and equip God’s people.

Why We Need To Be Careful About Adopting Business Models In Our Churches

It’s becoming very popular to teach church growth and leadership principles using ideas from successful businesses. Despite the best intentions of these writers, I’m becoming more and more convinced that trying to bring renewal to our churches by adapting business ideas is at best ineffective, and at worst, potentially damaging to our souls, spirits and …

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Church Health And Growth: Are Pastors Responsible For Outcomes?

Who is responsible for the health and growth of a local church? Obviously, the ultimate growth of the church is in Jesus’ hands, but Jesus has given church leaders certain responsibilities for our local congregation. So, while we should never take on a burden that isn’t ours, we also need to be careful not act …

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Is Your Church Evangelizing Or Just Advertising? 4 Reasons It Matters

There are two ways for a local church to reach more people. Advertising or evangelism. At best, advertising can support evangelism. But evangelism, not advertising, must be at the core of every church’s strategy for reaching new people.