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Small Churches Are the Next Big Thing – With One Condition

Some people have written off the current generation spiritually. That is a mistake – for the church and for the Millennials. There’s growing evidence that this new generation will bring the greatest opportunity for Small Church ministry in 2,000 years. Why? Because, as the first generation with a majority born and raised outside traditional marriage,

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Why I Don’t Trust New Year’s Resolutions or 10-Year Plans

God doesn’t work on our calendar. He created days, weeks, months, seasons and years. Those are real things. We designed minutes, hours, decades and New Year’s Day on January 1. Those are made up things. That’s why I don’t trust New Year’s resolutions or decade-long church plans. What are the odds that God’s plans for

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Why I Don’t Trust New Year’s Resolutions or 10-Year Plans

God doesn’t work on our calendar. He created days, weeks, months, seasons and years. Those are real things. We designed minutes, hours, decades and New Year’s Day on January 1. Those are made up things. That’s why I don’t trust New Year’s resolutions or decade-long church plans. What are the odds that God’s plans for

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4 Signs Your Church Should Stop Doing Small Group Ministry

We all know small group ministry is a must for a healthy church, right? But what if we’re wrong? What if small groups aren’t right for a lot of churches? I’ve struggled for decades (wow… decades! I didn’t realize that until I wrote it…) trying to do healthy small group ministry in my church, with

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How Do We Measure the Things That Matter?

We don’t measure the things that matter. We measure the things we manage. That’s the essence of a comment I made this week in response to a short blogpost written by Artie Davis, entitled Disciples? If You Mean It, Measure It! UPDATE: Check out the gracious response to this post from Artie, below. Artie’s blogpost

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To My Friends Who Pastor Big Churches

We are on the same team. I’m grateful when you are there to help me and other Small Church pastors. But I also want you to know that we are here to help you too. There is a lot we can learn from each other. When megachurch pastors hold conferences, I know they do it

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