The sad reality is that most mergers fail because they are motivated more by self-interest or self-preservation than by a bigger, bolder, divine mission.
Thom Rainer gives seven indispensable characteristics of churches that move from decline to growth.
Dan Kimball: Why smaller congregations have an edge.
LifeWay Research President Ed Stetzer says the church often is confused about how to view "the world."
Is the church you’re leading emotionally healthy? How do you tell if it is or isn’t?
Brad Powell: “Leading a church to become a healthy and growing spiritual community isn’t easy. But it is worth it.”
Dan Kimball: "The size of your church does not mean God is not using you."
Karl Vaters: "We can pastor our small churches well—without settling for less."
Words of encouragement and engaging ideas especially for those who serve the country’s vibrant smaller congregations
Ed Stetzer: "Membership is often misunderstood, misapplied or not applied at all."