Going Beyond Cosmetic Changes

A new church sign is not going to reverse the decline in attendance.

What to Look for in a Campus Pastor

Here are the five most important traits needed in a campus pastor.

Debunking the 5 Most Common Criticisms of Megachurches

Many people hate megachurches, but let's take a closer look at whether their criticisms are founded.

Why the Ideal Church Size Debate Is Unhelpful

Church size alone is not an indication of health or unhealth.

The Counterintuitive Truth About Multisite Campuses

One overwhelming argument against a church having multiple campuses or congregations is “what happens to those campuses if the celebrity pastor dies or blows up his life?” By a church...

How to Handle Governance in Multisite Churches

These boards do not micromanage the day-to-day operation of the church but instead focus on ministry ends, not ministry means. The senior pastor’s role is to lead the board and be accountable to it.

5 Questions to Ask When Your Church Isn’t Growing

There could be many reasons why your church isn't growing. Here are a few.

Is Your Church an Oak or a Petunia?

Not long ago, I compared the list of growing, influential churches in the United States over a timespan of just under half a century (46 years).

Jason Strand: Stepping Into and Leading a Whirlwind—Part 2

“I want people to know that I'm a real person just like them, that I’m not up here, and they're down there.”

Do These 12 Things Before You Get Up to Preach

Knowing it could be the most important hour of someone’s life is what intimidates you. God has big plans for this moment. You don’t want to fail Him.