How to Measure Your Church’s Reach

Counting buildings, budgets and butts gives an incomplete picture of church health. Here are ways to measure a church's reach.

Why Do We Value Credentials Over Calling?

With church planters and pastors, we're overvaluing credentials over calling. Here's why we need more non-traditional leaders.

Sermon Prep: 4 Ways to Improve Your Focus

Focus on these things in sermon preparation and you'll minimize the distractions that can derail productivity.

The Surprising Reward of ‘Risk’

God can use your earnest desires to take risks in faith to accomplish his will for you.

College Grads and Retirees Make Great Church Planters

We tell them, “Give us two years, and we’ll change the world.”

Rejoice in the Church God Has Given You

Comparing your church to other churches simply for the sake of comparison only breeds jealousy and ingratitude.

Is Your Church Plant Making a Difference?

There is a simple way to quantify the difference your church plant is making in the lives of people in your community. Here's how.

How to Handle Tough Conversations

A few simple guidelines can minimize the awkwardness of a serious conversation.

7 Big Barriers to Church Growth

Has your church stopped growing? See if any of these barriers might be keeping you stuck.

3 Components of a Healthy Church Planting Model

Keep your vision simple with these guiding principles.