Month: August 2019

Small Strategy…Big Results

Not long ago, I spent half an hour on the phone with a pastor who was looking for a growth strategy for his church. I could tell early in the conversation that he thought he was missing something, that there was one thing he could do that would send his church into the orbit of

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Critical Steps for Assimilating New Friends in Your Church

Entire books have been written on the subject of Guest Assimilation, so fully tackling such a huge issue in a short blog isn’t realistic. But most of us who lead local churches need to get the basics down so we can begin building our effort. Here’s four key rites of passage for the guest. Week

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Can You Judge a Church By Its Size?

More and more I am coming across articles and books either defending or castigating local churches on the issue of their size. Some applaud the large church in such a way that the smaller church seems unnecessary and without a future, While others defend the merits of the small church and treat the larger congregation

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4 Questions for the New Pastor – Part 4

As we engage the final of our four questions for the new pastor, let’s take a quick moment to review the first three pursuits. We began with “where.” This is the question that centers you into a location, a specific setting, a cultural context and a people group. Knowing where you are is always the

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