Church Growth

Articles focused on managing church growth in biblically healthy ways.

  1. Church Growth
  2. Discipleship
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I recently met a pastor in passing who offered me encouragement regarding our upcoming church plant. He pastors a massive church (several thousand) so he took the opportunity to overflow some of his wisdom in our direction. As we talked, I realized his methods would undoubtedly bring people in the door, but they seemed to […]
  1. Church Growth
  2. Church Planting
  3. Frontpage Article
  4. Pastoral Ministry
21st century America has seen a church planting revival. Church plants are popping up everywhere. I recently googled “Church Plant” in a well-known mid-level U.S. city, and twenty churches popped up within a 5-mile radius. There was a congregation named “Fresh Church” one block from “Radiant Church” who was just around the corner from “Destiny Church.”  We’ve seen […]
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  2. Conflict Resolution
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  4. Leadership
  5. Money
  6. Pastoral Ministry
  7. Repentance
  8. Sin
  9. Wisdom
Over the past 17 years — in the prosperity gospel, the seeker-driven church movement, and reformed-ish world — I’ve seen my fair share of manipulative tactics by greedy preachers and by wealthy parishioners. It seems that one cannot simply relegate money-manipulation to one theological camp, or only to leaders. Rather, it is common anywhere sin […]
  1. Church Growth
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A growing church can be a blessing and a burden. By “growing” (in this article) I mean, numerically. Every pastor wants to see numerical growth in their church because it means people are coming into contact with the gospel. That’s the power source for conversion (Romans 1:16). Conversely, no pastor with convictions about being a […]
  1. Church Growth
  2. Frontpage Article
  3. Leadership
  4. Pastoral Ministry
Church leadership models always seem to be going through a type of cultural renovation. Trying to stay relevant, influential evangelicals try to innovate at every turn; trading in biblical roles like elder and deacon for newer, less biblically stringent leadership positions. Some churches avoid having elders altogether because of bad experiences or horror stories from others […]
  1. Church Growth
  2. Discipleship
  3. Frontpage Article
  4. Leadership
  5. Pastoral Ministry
When it comes to leadership, how do you measure greatness? The mother of James and John thought it was having the best seats in Christ’s Kingdom (Matthew 20:20-21). There are those today who would certainly say that executive titles, church size, book deals, Twitter followers, podcast rankings, and global influence are sure signs of high […]

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