Church growth

Caring for the Core

By Martin Thielen
Before moving to my present pastorate, I belonged to a fitness club called Sports Village. One section of the gym features five fitness machines called “The Core.” As … read more

Learning from Kodak

By Jessica Miller Kelley
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… read more

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
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