Church growth

  1. Schism: Good or Bad, Don't Believe the Hype

    Blog Schism: Good or Bad, Don't Believe the Hype

    If you follow religion blogs and news sites, it’s likely you’ve heard buzz about the possibility of schism in the United Methodist Church. The controversies…

  2. Do You Want to Get Well?

    Blog Do You Want to Get Well?

    In John 5:2-9, we are told of an encounter between Jesus and a man who had been an invalid for 38 years. There was an urban legend, if you will, about an angel coming and stirring …

  3. Sudafed Christianity

    Blog Sudafed Christianity

    A couple of years ago, I was dealing with a nasty cold, so I headed to my friendly neighborhood Walgreens for some Sudafed. This had been my over-the-counter decongestant of…

  4. Why Sermon Preparation is Important

    Blog Why Sermon Preparation is Important

    I was about half a year into my first full-time ministry position. I was the Pastor of English Ministries at a Korean church in Aiea, HI. Our college worship service was at an…

  5. Learning from Kodak

    Blog Learning from Kodak

    Kodak—long the most esteemed name in the camera business—declared bankruptcy last month. Many business analysts have been discussing the reasons for the esteemed…

  6. Churches and Line Extension

    Blog Churches and Line Extension

    Churches cannot grow strong using a side-door strategy. Side doors are everything else a church does besides teaching the gospel and helping people grow in their faith. Somehow…

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