Church Growth

Responsive Design: If Your Church Leadership Ideas Don’t Adapt For Size, You’re Behind The Curve

If you’re a leader in church growth or church health, take a look at your principles, your programs, your ideas and your innovations. Can they be adapted for churches from 2,000 to 200 to 20? If not, you’re behind the times. And you need to catch up. Responsive design isn’t an option anymore, it’s a …

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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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6 Takeaways From “The Church Growth Gap” LifeWay Research Survey

Last week, Aaron Earls wrote a very helpful article entitled The Church Growth Gap: The Big Get Bigger While the Small Get Smaller. In it, he outlined the results of a recent survey taken by Lifeway Research. There’s a lot of data in the survey and the article, much of which will take more time to …

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Why Is There An Increasing Pushback Against Church Growth Principles?

More church leaders are asking hard questions about the church growth movement. And this time, it’s not just the usual cynics, it’s leaders who previously would have – or did – embrace those principles with open arms. This is not because there’s something inherently wrong with the church growth movement, but because it’s been around long …

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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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