4 Keys to Closing the Back Door

Thom Rainer offers four solutions for connecting--and keeping--people engaged with the mission and vision of your church.

Should Your Church Welcome Homosexuals?

How should you treat practicing homosexuals who show up for your worship gathering?

3 Essentials of Strong Leadership

Brad Powell: "When leaders do their job, God’s people begin to excel. His glory spills out everywhere."

5 Breakout Practices to Uncage Your Ministry Vision

Your church can’t be anything you want it to be, but it can be everything God wants it to be.

10 Reasons We Have Not Reached the Unchurched

Thom Rainer: "In God's power, however, we can reverse this trend and reach the unchurched in America."

Missional Mergers: 9 Keys to Success

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.

7 Traits of Breakout Churches

Thom Rainer gives seven indispensable characteristics of churches that move from decline to growth.

Learning to Both Love and Hate the World

LifeWay Research President Ed Stetzer says the church often is confused about how to view "the world."

8 Signs of an Emotionally Healthy Church

Is the church you’re leading emotionally healthy? How do you tell if it is or isn’t?

Transitioning a Small Church

Brad Powell: “Leading a church to become a healthy and growing spiritual community isn’t easy. But it is worth it.”