By Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2016
"There is no surefire method for numerical church growth. Period."
By Karl Vaters on Sep 12, 2017
If we prioritized health, not as a means to growth, but as an end in itself, would we be in a greater position to represent Jesus to the world?
By Charles Stone on Aug 5, 2016
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.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 22, 2016
There are no guaranteed steps to church growth. Because the church is people. And people don’t come with guarantees.
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 Karl Vaters on May 18, 2017
Any definition of church growth that doesn’t allow for, even celebrate, churches that contribute in non-numerical ways is incomplete.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Sep 26, 2017
Why is it that most churches never break the 200 attendance mark?
By Thom Rainer on Mar 5, 2020
Why does spiritual growth sometimes stall out in believers? Thom Rainer offers his view and solutions from a study of the Corinthian church.
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 Steven Furtick on Sep 1, 2011
"The crisis facing the church today isn’t what people are getting fed on Sundays," says Steven Furtick.
By Jim Egli on Nov 2, 2020
Some preachers resist the idea of multiple sites. But what if technology increases your effectiveness?
By Josh Reich on Apr 28, 2017
We know that God is the one who makes a church grow, that it isn’t on us. This is both a comfort and a problem.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jun 29, 2020
Do numbers alone tell the story of success? What kind of numbers caught Jesus' attention?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 2, 2017
"I recently surveyed 1400 small and mid-sized church pastors to find out what they struggle with most as their church grows. They overwhelmingly identified developing leaders as their top challenge."