Phil Cooke: "Gimmicks may get attention, but truly original ideas change the world."
Five pastors tell how they helped churches overcome adversity and engage the unchurched in their communities.
Brad Powell: “Leading a church out of a rut demands belief that the church’s future begins now.”
Thomas G. Bandy: "If you want to reach postmodern seekers, you have to think about reputation rather than marketing."
"When it comes to the church, the disease is called 'tradition.' And when a disease goes unchecked, it can become deadly."
Ed Stetzer: "Don’t forget the emerging female leaders around you—find them, encourage them, raise them up."
“Over time, the value of humanity must become more important to us than the value of size and homogeneity.”
"How did these few churches go from near death to vibrant life? Here are their stories."
"Over the years, I have talked to many worship leaders who are perplexed when the worship time feels flat."
"As a worship leader, you should be leading people to worship with you, not merely in the same room as you."