Church growth

7 Helpful Skills for Pastors Leading Growing Churches

By Ron Edmondson
I came close to titling these “essential” skills, but I knew that was unfair. God can and does work through all different types of people. But, he has appointed some… read more

Gwyneth Paltrow and Church Growth

By Joseph Yoo
I recently read an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow that made me think about my church. “I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you… read more

6 Ways Capitalism Fails the Church

By Morgan Guyton
The religion blog forum Patheos is hosting a Public Square conversation called “Has Capitalism Failed?” largely in response to Pope Francis’ scathing critique of … read more

Are We Expecting Too Much or Too Little from the Church?

By Erik Raymond
As a pastor I meet a lot of people who are looking for a church. One of the most helpful questions I can ask is, “What are you looking for in a church?” In one sense I … read more

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

By Shane Raynor
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… read more

Having Impact Through Others

By Steve Cordle
There has been no other life that has had more of an impact on the world than that of Jesus Christ. Virtually everyone readily acknowledges that Jesus Christ changed the course of … read more
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