By Steven Furtick on Oct 21, 2011
"It's unacceptable to me as a pastor that we would stop growing when the Lord wants to add to our number daily those who are being saved."
By Ray Hollenbach on Mar 15, 2012
Do numbers alone tell the story of success? What kind of numbers caught Jesus' attention?
By Thabiti Anyabwile on Jun 7, 2011
Thabiti Anyabwile offers a compelling argument against the use of altar calls. We invite you to share your thoughts and opinions.
By Beth Moore on Dec 23, 2011
Beth Moore encourages pastors to seek God's direction and not their own plans for the future.
By Iain Murray on Mar 15, 2018
Dr. Iain Murray discusses why a number of circles today consider “expository preaching” in vogue, but warns against exclusively preaching that way for a number of reasons.
By Mark Pierce on Sep 14, 2012
Using just 7-10 minutes of your service, you can have children asking to come back to church. Here's how.
By David Lose on Nov 18, 2014
Here's the problem: Thanksgiving--that is, the genuine expression of gratitude--can't be forced.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jan 29, 2015
We've lined up the chairs in neat little rows and called it grace. We never noticed: it has broken free.
By Brady Boyd on May 8, 2018
Brady Boyd: "No matter how hard I try, I will always be tempted to measure my success by attendance numbers."
By Brian Croft on Apr 30, 2015
It's amazing the number in local churches who are considering a call to preach but are never given the opportunity to actually preach.to
By Peter Mead on May 17, 2014
Finishing a sermon is neither easy nor natural. Here's help!
By Trevin Wax on Jun 21, 2018
Trevin Wax: I wonder if one of the main reasons for the dwindling number of baptisms is represented by a subtle shift in vocabulary--so subtle that we might overlook it.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jul 17, 2017
Ever think that growth will solve all your problems?
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 Jim Morgan on Aug 24, 2016
Jesus modeled discipleship and community engagement as an example for His Church to follow. He felt a small number of highly effective disciples would cover much more ground than a slew of casual followers.