Desmond Barrett

Desmond Barrett is the lead pastor at Winter Haven First Church of the Nazarene in Winter Haven, Florida. He is the author of several books, most recently, Helping the Small Church Win Guests: Preparing To Increase Attendance (Wipf & Stock Publications) and has done extensive research in the area of church revitalization and serves as church revitalizer, consultant, coach, podcast host and mentor to revitalizing pastors and churches.

5 Steps to Leading the Kaizen Way

Comfort is the enemy of the church, and Kaizen opposes it.

Renewing the Small Church With the Kintsugi Model

The church has an excellent opportunity to review the community's needs and begin to capture one element that it could do to help the community become healthier.

What Type of Leader Are You?

Spend some time reflecting on your current leadership model by writing down the pluses and minuses of where your leadership stands and see if tweaks could be made to make you a more effective leader.

Everyday Evangelism

It all starts with a simple prayer to bring someone along your path today with whom you can share.

Renovate by Innovating

It sounds so simple, but it will take grit to overcome self-doubt and strategic decline to push forward with an innovative spirit to reach the community and bless them as the hands and feet of Christ.

Create Community Through Technology

There are five practical ways in which I have personally seen my church transform from Sunday gatherings only to table fellowship that extends fellowship well into the week.

Flee, Fight, or Pray?

Fleeing may not be the answer, but falling on one's knees in open repentance to God for their part in the disagreement enables healing to begin in one's heart.

Dying to Live

The community outside the church's walls needs a Bible-teaching church as much as the church needs a community that is invested in what it offers.