Church growth

Church, Take Up Your Mats

By Christian Piatt
There’s an old joke that speaks directly to one of the biggest issues holding back churches these days: How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb? Change? … read more

How Christmas Can Help Your Church Grow

By Shane Raynor, Betsy Hall
Churches sometimes underestimate the importance of the Advent and Christmas seasons when planning their growth stategies for the year. Because December is such a busy month, it… read more

Throwaway Church

By Matt Appling
“Throw Away World” Have you noticed how much stuff you throw away? Every week, I’ve got a couple of trash bags and some recyclables, stuff that was once useful… read more

Improve Your Communication: Q&A with Kem Meyer

By Kem Meyer
Your church has a valuable message to share. But before people in the congregation or community encounter that message, they encounter you. What are you saying? How are you… read more

Zombie Church: Restoring Life to the Undead

By Tyler Edwards
There are zombie churches among us. The undead church. Where undead persons feast. Where genuine life has been lost, and in its place is something . . . scary. Lifeless. In some… read more

Natural Church Development

By William H. Willimon
William H. Willimon is Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has been named as one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the… read more
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