By Josh Reich on Mar 15, 2017
If there is one thing pastors know well, it is the pain that can stem from a poorly run elder team.
By Don Carson on Jul 15, 2013
D.A. Carson suggests that there is one unique biblical requirement for a church elder--and it may surprise you!
By Philip Holmes on May 4, 2021
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”
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 Sermoncentral on Nov 19, 2016
Many pastors say “I want this church to turn around”, when what we really mean is “I want this church to get bigger.” Those are two different goals.
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 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 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 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 Carey Nieuwhof on Jul 17, 2017
Ever think that growth will solve all your problems?
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.