John Q. Finds Welcome Trumps All

by John Q. Visitor
Just as secret shoppers help retailers know what real customers are experiencing in their stores, John (or Jane) Q. Visitor offers the real view from the pew in congregations… read more

Success Out of Failure

by Greg Surratt
This week in Ministry Matters' video series featuring pastors and ministry leaders across America is Greg Surratt, lead pastor of multisite pioneer Seacoast Church, with locations … read more

Aging and Church Challenges

by Missy Buchanan
I have a confession. I have had spies at many of the United Methodist Church’s annual conferences during the last few weeks. Well, I guess they weren’t really spies… read more

5 Keys to Denominational Survival

by Shane Raynor
USA Today reported last week on the decline of the Southern Baptist denomination. Last year, Southern Baptist churches baptized around 5% fewer people than in the preceding year… read more

Tough Question at Starbucks

by Joseph Yoo
I had no idea where this conversation was going. She saw that I was reading a Bible and we had a short conversation about what we did for a living. When she learned I was a… read more

When Is a Church Not a Church?

by Christian Piatt
My wife, Amy, and I started Milagro Christian Church four and a half years ago in Pueblo, Colorado. We began in our living room, gathering around our coffee table or huddling by … read more
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