What Disappearing Churches Do Wrong

The bad choices that can lead to a church's demise

Stephen Witmer: Big Gospel, Small Places—Part 1

Ministering in small towns is neither idyllic nor dull. It is real life.

Stephen Witmer: A Vision for Small-Town Ministry—Part 2

We should want bigger and faster more and need it less.

Coronavirus Quadruples Online Church Service Attendance

Life.church's Church Online Platform saw record-breaking attendance.

Dealing With Pastoral Pain

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

The Surgeon General on How Churches Should Respond to the Coronavirus

Practical advice from Surgeon General Jerome Adams

7 Ways to Ease the Transition of a Church Merger

Common practices of successful mergers

4 Outreach Efforts That Are Working for Local Churches

These innovative outreach ideas are gaining traction in several churches.

The Pitfalls of Copying a Megachurch

To copy an idea, you have to understand why it's a good one.

Errors in Thinking That Stunt Church Growth

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