A Thriving Small Church Honors the Past Without Living in It

"The small church cannot be viewed as a stepping stone to a large church ministry."

The Danger of Confusing Tactics and Strategy in Leadership

Many a church leader has confused tactics with strategy to their church's detriment.

If Your Church Is to Thrive, It Must Grow Young. Here’s How

Churches are shrinking. Churches are aging. But that’s not the way it has to be.

4 Things Every Youth Pastor Must Do Before the New Year

"As you wrap up another year, I hope you are encouraged by what God has done and challenged by what he’s shown you."

3 Reasons for Church Membership

Ed Stetzer: "Membership is often misunderstood, misapplied or not applied at all."

5 Breakout Practices to Uncage Your Ministry Vision

Your church can’t be anything you want it to be, but it can be everything God wants it to be.

6 Deal-Breaker Traits of the Best Children’s Pastors

"How do you know you’ve made the right choice in a children’s pastor, director or volunteer leader?"

What Part Do Pastors Play in Growing Congregations?

Researchers explore the data from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey.

Competition for Caring

Why not host a giving competition during the slow summer months? Here's what worked for one church.

Want More Visitors? It Has to Get Personal

The best method and timing for outreach ... and the one essential ingredient.
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