Church growth

Why Sermon Preparation is Important

By Joseph Yoo
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… read more

New Year's Visitors

By Jessica Miller Kelley
New Year’s resolutions are a celebration of good intentions. Some we stick with, some we don’t, but the goal is always to make changes that we know are good for us… read more

Church for the Unaffiliated

By James K. Wellman, Jr.
The American religious landscape is experiencing some fundamental changes. The recent Pew Report highlights findings that question many of the assumptions that previous religious… read more

Downsizing for Growth

By Mark Heiss
I have been a part of two new church building projects, and one expansion, but never a church “downsizing.” Until now. The idea for downsizing our worship space… read more

Is Your Church in Puberty?

By Sean Drummond
I am sure everyone remembers what it was like to be an adolescent. I am also willing to bet that no one remembers particularly enjoying that time of their life—the physical… read more

Accruing Power

By John Flowers, Karen Vannoy
The leadership or nominating committee of any local church is a place where we pastors can do our most productive work. In a best-case scenario, committee members put their heads… read more
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