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preaching article 10 Reasons Small Churches Tend to Stay Small
10 Reasons Small Churches Tend to Stay Small
Shared By: Joe McKeever on February 15, 2010
Summary: After working for years among hundreds of small congregations, Joe McKeever speaks to the subtle growth barriers that tend to go unnoticed or unaddressed in stagnant churches.
preaching article How the Oikos Grew High Desert Church to 11,000 Attenders
How the Oikos Grew High Desert Church to 11,000 Attenders
Shared By: Tom Mercer on March 22, 2010
Summary: Tom Mercer shares the remarkable story of how his church grew exponentially through the power of a biblical concept in community called oikos.
preaching article Leadership and Church Size Dynamics
Leadership and Church Size Dynamics
Shared By: Tim Keller on May 24, 2010
Summary: Tim Keller explores one of the most talked-about church issues: the relationship of size to church health and culture.
preaching article Five Strategic Advantages of Small Churches
Five Strategic Advantages of Small Churches
Shared By: Brandon O'Brien on June 14, 2010
Summary: Brandon O'Brien offers five strengths that he believes are inherent in small congregations, which can leverage these characteristics for ministry success.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 10 Suggestions for the Shepherd of a Stagnant Flock
10 Suggestions for the Shepherd of a Stagnant Flock
Shared By: Joe McKeever on January 10, 2010
Summary: Non-growing churches are not healthy, at least in some significant ways. Joe McKeever gives his input to help revive a church that seems to have "plateaued."
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 5 Myths about the Miracle at High Desert Church
5 Myths about the Miracle at High Desert Church
Shared By: Tom Mercer on August 30, 2010
Summary: Veteran pastor Tom Mercer explains the concept of oikos, a revolutionary concept in biblical community and ministry.
preaching article 5 Top Priorities for Increasing Your Church
5 Top Priorities for Increasing Your Church
Shared By: Charles Arn on September 13, 2010
Summary: Whether you’re in a church of 20 or 20,000, these principles will help you to invest the talents God has given to your church.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
preaching article 10 Things Healthy Churches Do Well
10 Things Healthy Churches Do Well
Shared By: Joe McKeever on March 21, 2011
Summary: Whether we are a critic or a lover of the church — or for some of us, both — it's important to remain balanced.
preaching article Five Ways to Keep Your Church Small and How to Overcome Them
Five Ways to Keep Your Church Small and How to Overcome Them
Shared By: Larry Moyer on July 6, 2011
Summary: God wants a church to grow because it's winning the lost to Christ and discipling them to reach others.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7
preaching article Preaching Tip: Encourage Your Audience
Preaching Tip: Encourage Your Audience
Shared By: Peter Mead on July 23, 2011
Summary: Everyone needs encouragement. And yet, strangely, it's often absent from a significant amount of preaching.
based on 6 ratings
preaching article 10 Things I Believe About the Church
10 Things I Believe About the Church
Shared By: Perry Noble on August 13, 2011
Summary: "I believe the potential for the local church to do good and create positive change in the world is greater than it has ever been."
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Galatians 6:9
preaching article Should You Plant a Church? 12 Questions to Confirm Your Calling
Should You Plant a Church? 12 Questions to Confirm Your Calling
Shared By: Mark Driscoll on September 3, 2011
Summary: Mark Driscoll offers a bold and helpful list of questions to help leaders confirm their call to plant.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Acts 8:5-9
preaching article 7 Things Pastors Should Never Apologize For
7 Things Pastors Should Never Apologize For
Shared By: Perry Noble on September 28, 2011
Summary: Perry Noble offers a helpful list of things you should never have to apologize for as a leader in the church.
preaching article 4 Reasons Why People Leave and 3 Ways Pastors Respond
4 Reasons Why People Leave and 3 Ways Pastors Respond
Shared By: Greg Surratt on October 19, 2011
Summary: In the early days of starting Seacoast, I used to wince when someone asked for an appointment. “Was this another ‘core team member’ hanging up their spurs?”, I’d think to myself.
preaching article 10 Global Churches Larger Than America's Largest
10 Global Churches Larger Than America's Largest
Shared By: James Davis on January 12, 2012
Summary: In the last six years, the Global Church has witnessed more than 1.4 million new church plants with more than 250 million coming to Christ. The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is growing faster than any other time in history.
preaching article When (and Why) to Shake Off the Dust and Move On
When (and Why) to Shake Off the Dust and Move On
Shared By: Ben Sternke on July 11, 2012
Summary: We can too easily normalize fruitlessness in the name of faithfulness. There's a big difference.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article Is Your Church a Cruise Ship or Aircraft Carrier? 10 Ways to Find Out
Is Your Church a Cruise Ship or Aircraft Carrier? 10 Ways to Find Out
Shared By: Mary Schaller on September 26, 2012
Summary: An "aircraft carrier church" has a clear mission that stems from the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
based on 7 ratings
preaching article 16 Tips for Better Easter Impact
16 Tips for Better Easter Impact
Shared By: Hal Seed on March 27, 2013
Summary: Practical advice to take full advantage of this once-a-year opportunity--this year, and in years to come.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article 8 Reasons Why Some Churches Never Grow
8 Reasons Why Some Churches Never Grow
Shared By: Perry Noble on January 15, 2014
Summary: A New Year's checklist of what not to do.
preaching article Is Your Church Stuck or Just Small?
Is Your Church Stuck or Just Small?
Shared By: Karl Vaters on June 4, 2014
Summary: If your church is healthy, quit stressing about getting bigger. God may not be calling you to bigness.
preaching article The Best Way to Promote Church Growth? Support Small Churches
The Best Way to Promote Church Growth? Support Small Churches
Shared By: Karl Vaters on March 22, 2016
Summary: I want as many people as possible, all over the world, to know Jesus. The good news of the gospel can’t be confined within the walls of my church, the distinctives of my denomination, the borders of my country, or the customs of my culture.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article Why Church Growth Is a Shockingly Inexact Science
Why Church Growth Is a Shockingly Inexact Science
Shared By: Karl Vaters on April 26, 2016
Summary: "There is no surefire method for numerical church growth. Period."
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article Why Didn't the Disciples Ask Jesus How to Measure Success?
Why Didn't the Disciples Ask Jesus How to Measure Success?
Shared By: Karl Vaters on June 13, 2016
Summary: Imagine this scenario. Jesus is meeting with the disciples. He’s been training them for three years. He’s died, risen again and walked with them in resurrection power for almost 40 days. As the day of his ascension draws near, he gathers them together to reiterate The Great Commission.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:23 Luke 15:7
preaching article The Five Kinds of Churches that Must Change or Die
The Five Kinds of Churches that Must Change or Die
Shared By: Thom Rainer on June 10, 2016
Summary: Okay, I have some tough news for you who are members or leaders of about 100,000 churches in America. Change or die.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 5 Church Growth Essentials from the Apostle Paul
5 Church Growth Essentials from the Apostle Paul
Shared By: Charles Stone on August 5, 2016
Summary: When I was in seminary Church Growth 101 was a required course. I took interest in the whole field and became a student of church growth.
preaching article 8 Reasons Why Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark
8 Reasons Why Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark
Shared By: Carey Nieuwhof on September 9, 2016
Summary: While social media and even traditional media are still preoccupied with mega churches and multi-site churches, the reality is that most churches in North America are quite small.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article We Followed the Steps- Where's the Church Growth
We Followed the Steps- Where's the Church Growth
Shared By: Karl Vaters on September 22, 2016
Summary: There are no guaranteed steps to church growth. Because the church is people. And people don’t come with guarantees.
preaching article 5 Words of Wisdom to a Growing Church
5 Words of Wisdom to a Growing Church
Shared By: Brandon Cox on October 7, 2016
Summary: It is GOD’s Kingdom, not ours, that is expanding. We may work hard and dream big, but every single spiritual change we see in the lives of people is completely and entirely a work of God.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 4:15
preaching article The Growing Church Series: 10 Characteristics of Churches That Grow
The Growing Church Series: 10 Characteristics of Churches That Grow
Shared By: Brandon Kelley on October 25, 2016
Summary: Instead of sitting and worrying about the state of the Church in America, let’s begin asking the question, what are growing churches doing differently?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none