Mid-Sized Churches

church growth

7 Things That Will Drive Future Church Growth

You got into church leadership because you wanted to introduce people to Jesus. That’s pretty much how all of us begin, isn’t it? And yet every year, it seems to get harder to reach people. It’s not for lack of effort. Most church leaders try hard, pray hard and do their very best to advance…

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Small

Why Most Churches That Start Small…Stay Small

So…you want your church to grow, right? When I ask ministry¬†leaders whether they want to see growth, almost every leader I’ve ever talked to says yes. Sure…there are some house church movements that want to stay small. And some long time or xenophobic churches have lost their appetite for growth. And there are always a…

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CNLP 174: Jeff Henderson on the Dos and Don’ts of Marketing Your Church or Product and the Backstory to the #FOR initiative

Jeff Henderson was a marketing executive with Chick-fil-A and the Atlanta Braves before he started leading churches. He opens his playbook and outlines the dos and don’ts of effective marketing and shares the backstory and strategy behind one of the most viral marketing campaigns in the church in years, the #FOR initiative that’s been adopted…

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healthy church growth

5 Hard Truths About Healthy Church Growth

Most church leaders I know would love to see their church grow. Similarly, most leaders I’ve met want their church to grow for what we might call the ‘right’ reasons: they sincerely want more people to encounter the love of Jesus Christ. That’s amazing. And yet there’s a strong reaction against growing churches by many…

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CCLP 015: Mark Clark on Apologetics for Unchurched Canadians, the Expansion of Village Church and Finding Personal Margin

Mark Clark, pastor of Village Church, one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing churches, is back on the podcast. This time, I talk to Mark about finding a style of apologetics that connects with unchurched, post-Christian, post-modern young Canadians. Plus we talk about the expansion of Village Church and the personal rhythms that keep Mark…

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The 10 Best Posts of 2017 As Voted By You

2017 was an incredible year of change, in the world, in the church and often, in your life. You, the readers, also made it the best year to date on the blog. I can’t thank you enough for the encouragement, the interaction, the ideas and the friendships we make online. The blog was accessed over…

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