Celebrating Small but Significant Churches

When small churches are true to what they are and what they have been called to do, they too can make a big impact.

How to Grow a Small Church

Pastoring a small church usually means the pastor has to do everything himself. But there are a number of advantages to that.  The pastor has fewer leaders to deal with, he can know all the members, and change can come more quickly with fewer people.

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).

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.

Dealing With Pastoral Pain

How I learned to heal from the hurts that come with being a church leader.

What Do I Do When My Church Stops Growing?

When your growth stagnates, it's often an opportunity to discover new things about yourself and your church.

How to Use Your Missions Funds Best in a Small Church

5 helpful tips for leveraging your missions budget

How Is the Holy Spirit Connected to Church Growth?

There is a beautiful interaction between the empowering of the Holy Spirit and our role in church growth.

Rejoice in the Church God Has Given You

Comparing your church to other churches simply for the sake of comparison only breeds jealousy and ingratitude.

Errors in Thinking That Stunt Church Growth

Watch out for these "thinkholes" taken from Will Mancini’s book, 'Church Unique.'