By Steve Sjogren on Aug 19, 2011
Servant evangelism wins the heart before it confronts the mind. A small act of kindness nudges a person closer to God, often in a profound way, as it bypasses one's mental defenses.
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 15, 2010
After working for years among hundreds of small congregations, Joe McKeever speaks to the subtle growth barriers that tend to go unnoticed or unaddressed in stagnant churches.
By Larry Moyer on Mar 8, 2010
Larry Moyer advises pastors to beware of five misconceptions of God’s Word that can adversely affect our outreach to non-Christians.
By David Platt on Oct 18, 2010
David Platt dares pastors and their congregations to take a leap of faith and test the claims contained in the gospel.
By Rick Ezell on Aug 24, 2011
Following Jesus can never be done in a hurry. It is not a hundred yard dash. If we want to follow someone, we can’t go faster than the one who is leading.
By Kevin Harney on Aug 25, 2011
Only when a church grafts evangelistic passion onto every ministry will outreach become more than just another program.
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 Bob Franquiz on Oct 31, 2011
Discover the three mistakes churches make that keep new believers from "sticking."
By Mary Schaller on Sep 26, 2012
An "aircraft carrier church" has a clear mission that stems from the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
By Ed Stetzer on Dec 10, 2012
Can we rise above T-shirt and bumper-sticker sloganism? These are radical words.
By Bill Hybels on Feb 4, 2013
Bill Hybels, a seasoned church planter with nearly 40 years' experience, shares his insights on how church planting has changed.
By Bill Couchenour on Nov 14, 2013
Is it possible to reach the U.S. for Jesus in less than a decade by cutting sermon prep time in half?
By Jed Davis on Feb 25, 2014
There's no need to be afraid of jumping in. Setup is easy. Follow these five steps, and you'll be up and running in no time.
By Gary Rohrmayer on Mar 17, 2015
"There are still important reasons to consider leveraging Easter as an opportunity for kingdom growth."
By Ray Hollenbach on Apr 6, 2015
The days between Easter and Pentecost are usually an afterthought, yet they're the beginning of a journey into the age to come.
By Eric Mckiddie on Apr 13, 2016
Every church is attracting someone, do you know who you’re attracting and why? I suspect that most churches (in the US at least), fall into one of four categories.
By Glenn Packiam on Aug 16, 2016
Small groups are a perfect example of how pastors may learn from researchers. At many church conferences, pastors speak confidently of their latest, greatest small group model, sure that it is the new breakthrough in discipleship.
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.
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 6, 2017
Churches do programs and ministries which no one will ever partake of except themselves.
By Rick Warren on Jun 3, 2017
In terms of seeing radical life changes in individuals, nothing can take the place of Spirit-anointed preaching. The message is still the most important element of a worship service for the unchurched.
By Josh Reich on Jul 15, 2017
Inviting someone to church or sharing your faith about Jesus can be awkward. It is nerve wracking, scary and often times not what many followers of Jesus want to do. Yet, the reality is if you are a follower of Jesus, you are to be a witness of Jesus. (Acts 1:8) That is a key and crucial piece of your new identity in Christ. It is not optional.
By Karl Vaters on Sep 28, 2017
"Don't force people to do ministry your way. Help them with the ministry they're already passionate about."