By Karl Vaters on Aug 30, 2022
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 Feb 9, 2022
Why did you choose to come to this church?
By Joe Mckeever on Mar 21, 2018
Whether we are a critic or a lover of the church — or for some of us, both — it's important to remain balanced.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jul 13, 2023
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 SermonCentral on Feb 14, 2022
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 Thom Rainer on Oct 12, 2022
"Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church."
By Carey Nieuwhof on Nov 7, 2023
Ever think that growth will solve all your problems?
By Brandon Kelley on Feb 5, 2022
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 Dr. Rowan Williams on May 13, 2023
Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams presents a surprising--and thoughtful--view of what it means to be the church. See if you agree.
By SermonCentral on Mar 4, 2022
I’ve noticed that for a couple thousand years now, the church has had this tendency to be quick to point out what is wrong with the church, but slow to affirm what is right.
By SermonCentral on Aug 22, 2022
It’s not a pleasant topic. But if we don’t talk about dying churches, we will act like there are no problems.
By Ricardo Hernandez on Apr 16, 2023
Dwindling church attendance is a concern faced by almost every established or newly-created church and should be strategically addressed. Here are five simple approaches that will make your church more inviting for your existing members and help attract new ones.
By SermonCentral on Nov 5, 2021
The problems with the church are nothing new. But in a way, that's good news.
By SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2022
There are no guaranteed steps to church growth. Because the church is people. And people don’t come with guarantees.