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 Barry Johnson on Jun 25, 2018
Should church growth be our focus?
By William Boekestein on Jul 26, 2016
A number of years ago I was about to preach for the first time in a certain church. As I arranged my papers and books I noticed a sign near the top of the pulpit. It was a quotation from John 12:21: “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
By Bill Hybels on Sep 23, 2011
Paul told Timothy to work at improving his preaching. You, in turn, may be asking, "How do I do that? How do I get better?" Here are some ideas.
By Ray Hollenbach on Sep 15, 2015
Would you like to be a radical, against-the-gain follower of Jesus? Suggest this radical solution.
By Ray Hollenbach on Feb 16, 2016
We have created a Christendom where we can choose churches the way most people choose restaurants: according to our individual tastes. How can we grow in grace when we a free to wander from one family to another?
By Perry Noble on Dec 28, 2011
Perry Noble: "Too many times, we become so concerned with offending people that we actually offend Jesus."
By Outreach Magazine on Sep 28, 2013
View the Outreach 100 lists online for the first time ever and see what's trending in the largest and fastest-growing churches today.
By Perry Noble on Jan 15, 2014
A New Year's checklist of what not to do.
By Ray Hollenbach on Feb 20, 2014
"Try to imagine talking about your subject every single day for two years. If the idea still thrills you, you've found your topic."
By Brandon Kelley on Nov 14, 2016
Most churches genuinely want to welcome and reach those who are far from God. Sometimes the reason they don’t is because they get in their own way.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jul 17, 2017
Ever think that growth will solve all your problems?
By Hal Seed on Aug 26, 2017
You make a dozen decisions a day. How do you know what’s the right decision? What moves your church forward? What’s wasting time?
By Ed Stetzer on Sep 19, 2011
Ed Stetzer: "The churches on our Largest and Fastest-Growing lists are all engaging in various ministries. However, we are watching many of these congregations push themselves deeper in multisite ministry, small groups and serving the culture."
By John Maxwell on Jun 30, 2011
Seeing yourself as a failure is a negative thinking pattern. It doesn’t make you feel any better, and, even more important, it doesn’t help you do any better in the future. To start “failing forward,” you need to look at failure differently.