By Sermoncentral on Aug 18, 2017
It’s not a pleasant topic. But if we don’t talk about dying churches, we will act like there are no problems.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2017
These are statements from church members whose churches have already closed their doors.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2017
Many of our congregations must change. They must change or they will die.
By Brandon Kelley on Oct 25, 2016
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?
By Sermoncentral on Jun 10, 2016
Okay, I have some tough news for you who are members or leaders of about 100,000 churches in America.
Change or die.
By Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2017
Christian leadership — in the home, the church, and elsewhere — is not for those clawing for honor and recognition, but for those most ready to fall to their knees and be inconvenienced by the needs of others.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Feb 18, 2021
As with almost everything in life, there are subtle signs your peak may be near or you may be cresting past it. Other times, the signs of death are evident to everyone but the leaders. If you recognize the signs early enough, you can reverse the trend.
By Karl Vaters on Aug 30, 2017
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 Jan 23, 2019
If your church is healthy, quit stressing about getting bigger. God may not be calling you to bigness.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2013
Watch the Back to Church video that's changing the way people think about the church!
By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 6, 2016
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 Nov 12, 2016
Ninety percent of the churches on earth are under 200 people. Eighty percent are under 100. There may be no segment of the church that is more normative. But they may also be the most misunderstood.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Sep 9, 2016
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 Thom Rainer on Oct 17, 2017
"Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church."
By Joe Mckeever on Mar 22, 2018
Whether we are a critic or a lover of the church — or for some of us, both — it's important to remain balanced.