The Problem With Gimmicks

Phil Cooke: "Gimmicks may get attention, but truly original ideas change the world."

Revived: How Stagnant or Declining Churches Found New Life

Five pastors tell how they helped churches overcome adversity and engage the unchurched in their communities.

Beyond Groundhog Day

Brad Powell: “Leading a church out of a rut demands belief that the church’s future begins now.”

Is It About Marketing? Or Reputation?

Thomas G. Bandy: "If you want to reach postmodern seekers, you have to think about reputation rather than marketing."

3 Symptoms of a Dying Church

"When it comes to the church, the disease is called 'tradition.' And when a disease goes unchecked, it can become deadly."

Raising up Female Leaders in Ministry

Ed Stetzer: "Don’t forget the emerging female leaders around you—find them, encourage them, raise them up."

How to Transform a Church From Homogeneous to Multiethnic

“Over time, the value of humanity must become more important to us than the value of size and homogeneity.”

6 Secrets of Churches That Went From Death to Life

"How did these few churches go from near death to vibrant life? Here are their stories."

The Worship Swing-Vote Principle: Maximizing Engagement

"Over the years, I have talked to many worship leaders who are perplexed when the worship time feels flat."

14 Things Every Pastor Wishes His Worship Leader Knew

"As a worship leader, you should be leading people to worship with you, not merely in the same room as you."