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Creating a Growth Climate in Your District

Creating A Growth Climate In Your District By E. L. Holley That a growth climate now exists is an accepted fact. For this we are thankful; first, to God; and to our leadership. Brother Urshan has, in addition to a multitude of other duties, inspired and promoted the revival that is in our midst. We […]

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The Keys to Church Growth

The Keys to Church Growth By Chip Arn Between you and your father, Win, you’ve studied church growth and helped churches to accomplish it for 35 years. Our culture has changed a lot in that time. Are there some things that used to be true of church growth that we now need to unlearn? It’s […]

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Why Smaller Congregations Have an Edge

Why Smaller Congregations Have An Edge Dan Kimball If the people in your small church are loving and kind to others, you already have what so many are longing for. We can talk a lot about the numbers of people who are part of our church, how many services, campuses or video venues we have, and how […]

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Winning On Your Home Court

Winning On Your Home Court By Carlton L. Coon, Sr. When a team plays at home… it sits in the chairs is selects, the home team’s band plays and the fight songs are those of the home team. Everything possible is done to make it a winning environment. Some of what I share is more […]

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Breaking the Church Growth Barriers

Breaking the Church Growth Barriers Randy Bezet Planting a church and serving as lead pastor is the single most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I started Bayside Community Church in the spring of 2002 with 20 core leaders that I called the “Dream Team.” We launched our first service that September with 220 people; by […]

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The Real Secret to Church Growth Success

The Real Secret to Church Growth Success Tim Massengale You can build a successful church! The secret is not in programs or methods, but in the vision that burns in your heart and your refusal to give up when opposition and trials come your way. The following powerful story is based on real life events […]

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Persistence

Persistence David K. Bernard Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient (James 5:7-8). But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the […]

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Overcoming Invisible Growth Barriers

Overcoming Invisible Growth Barriers David Bowman Several years ago I heard Bill Hybels say that we will never lock eyes with anyone who is not going to spend eternity either in heaven or hell.  That brought home to me in a fresh way the importance of evangelism. Many churches say “God loves everyone and so do […]

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Growth Comes Before Greatness

“GROWTH COMES BEFORE GREATNESS” “YOU WILL DECIDE YOUR OWN DESTINY IN LIFE” I. YOUR REWARDS IN LIFE WILL EQUAL YOUR SERVICE. 1. WHAT LAW IS IT THAT IS A BASIS FOR SUCCESS? That law is as follows: “OUR REWARDS IN LIFE WILL ALWAYS BE IN PROPORTION TO OUR SERVICE GIVEN”. Another way of saying this is, “AS […]

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A Biblical Standard of Success

A BIBLICAL STANDARD OF SUCCESS GARY L. MclNTOSH Before becoming a pastor I was actively involved in the sales field. Numerous items were entrusted to me which I was to sell to the public. Once it was stereos. Another time it was vacuum cleaners. At one store I sold lawn mowers, baby furniture, pot-n-pans, and fireplace screens. It […]

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Transitioning: Growing into the Church You Want to Be

Transitioning: Growing into the Church You Want to Be Dan Southerland Around the world, churches are in need of transition. The 21st century is presenting church leaders with new challenges and new opportunities. It appears that God is doing something fresh and new in His church. At least four movements of God are sweeping through […]

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Steps To Turn A Plateaued Church Around

STEPS TO TURN A PLATEAUED CHURCH AROUND BY THOMAS NATIONS • Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray for wisdom specifically and continually. Pray to the Lord of the Harvest for ministry helpers. • Seek a God- given vision for growth and philosophy of ministry (core values) and continually communicate them to the church. • Pray that God will help […]

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Equipping Your Staff to Equip Others

Equipping Your Staff To Equip Others By Calvie Hughson Have you had the experience of certain staff members going out of their way to avoid utilizing the skills and abilities of people who are willing to volunteer? This isn’t an uncommon scenario in many churches. Let’s look at five reasons why some staff members scare […]

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Future Church

Future Church Terry R. Baughman The chestnut mare stood three-legged at the hitching post completely at rest on a warm spring day. An occasional twitch of her ears and swish of her tail were the only perceptible movements as she shed the flies that had come to rest on her warm back in the late […]

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How to Light a Fire Under Your Church Members Without Getting Burned

HOW TO LIGHT A FIRE UNDER YOUR CHURCH MEMBERS WITHOUT GETTING BURNED BY TED ENGSTROM AND EDWARD DAYTON Why can’t I get new people to join the evangelism committee? We really need some new ideas from that group? What ever happened to Bill? He was gung ho on starting a new members class six months ago. Now […]

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