By Carey Nieuwhof on Jun 21, 2023
It comes up in a surprising number of conversations these days. And no one’s quite sure how to respond to it.
The issue? Even committed church attenders are attending church less often.
By SermonCentral on Aug 21, 2022
It’s not a pleasant topic. But if we don’t talk about dying churches, we will act like there are no problems.
By Charles Stone on Jun 15, 2023
Pastors must craft compelling, Spirit-led services if we are to entice the unchurched to attend and keep attending. What they experience at church must be worth the price of giving up their relaxing mornings at home.
By Karl Vaters on Apr 17, 2022
Jesus knows what happened and didn’t happen in church last Sunday.
By Brian Croft on Nov 2, 2023
Does church attendance really matter? Here are five important reasons why it is essential that every Christian gather with other Christians in the same local church weekly to hear the preaching of God’s Word.
By Josh Reich on Feb 24, 2021
Too many pastors work at churches they would not attend if they didn’t get paid to be there. Think about this: If you work at a church, would you attend it if you didn’t get paid to be there?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 10, 2023
If you were to focus on just a handful of key principles to master in leadership, which would you focus on?
By Karl Vaters on Aug 30, 2022
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.
By SermonCentral on Sep 20, 2019
Have you ever thought about how--and why--people should leave a church?
By Rob Overton on Mar 18, 2020
"It is incredibly easy for a growing church to appear healthy while leaving bruised and battered people in its wake."
By SermonCentral on Apr 2, 2020
Here's how you can reach the people who attend your church only on Christmas and Easter.
By SermonCentral on Jan 3, 2021
Church attendance should be a tool to help people draw closer to Jesus. Not the other way around.
By Josh Reich on Mar 23, 2022
Have you had a guest come to your church who seemed excited but never came back?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jul 13, 2023
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.
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 11, 2022
Get out of the office, pastor, and knock on some doors. Later, you can get your people to do it. But first, you do it. Do it by yourself, if you must. Or take someone with you. Do it by appointment or cold-turkey. But do it. That is as profound a way as I know to build a great church.