Shadowing Builds Volunteers

How Living Stones Church in Reno, Nev., helps people match their gifts and personalities with serving options.

First-Time Visitor Gifts: 4 Things That Should Be Included

"A gift bag, if done well, can play a major part in a person’s decision to visit your church again."

Idea: 3 Ways to Use Apps

Use apps to grow your church and retain members.

On the Growth Track: Element Church

How Element Church makes connection convenient.

Don't Wait to Connect With Guests

Immediate follow-up with visitors while they're at your campus helps retain them.

Teams That Trigger Relationships: The Life Church in Virginia

Associate Pastor Josh Baird describes Life Church's new program—Fusion—and why teams are the catalyst for connection.

How to Really Be a Church Where All Are Welcome

Lead Pastor Jim Burgen shares how to get people to relax and stay to figure out their relationship with God

Try This: A Simple Approach to Small Group Growth

Give small group members a memorable way to grow spiritually.

Intentional Connection: Tech and “Touch”

Associate Pastor David Howard shares how social media and technology are shaping connection at Lexington, Ky. Immanuel Baptist