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“The Mission of the Church Growth Network is to assist churches and Christian leaders to reach their greatest effectiveness in finding, keeping, and building people.” The Network’s training is done...

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Bishop Hilliard’s experience in shepherding a strong growing congregation in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, has led to this book of guidance for church growth. While written from an African American...

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Church marketing professional Richard Reising’s premise is that “Marketing is part of the infrastructure” of the church, saying “it is the steel beams that hold up the walls.” Reising defines...

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Christian psychiatrist and author Curt Thompson is highly respected in Christian circles for his lectures and writings which integrate faith and behavioral science. The YouTube lecture...

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“Superficiality is the curse of our age.” And, so begins this Christian classic, originally published in 1998, by Quaker pastor and spiritual formation pioneer Richard Foster. Hailed by many as the...

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Church leaders facing a prolonged plateau of growth and wondering what to do will find Alice Mann’s book, Raising the Roof, a gift of hope. Mann, at the time a Senior Consultant with the Alban...

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More than one clergy person has remarked, “We get to 200 then the next year we are back down to 160 in worship. Why is this happening?” There is something about the 200 barrier. This book takes...

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The author Scott McConnell wrote this book after doing a LifeWay research study of forty congregations that have multiple sites. Learning from pastors that lead multisite congregations,...

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There are a lot of books about church growth and church health, but few about what it means for a church to live to their potential. This book is one that is about the latter. It’s about churches...

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Leading church growth expert Gary McIntosh offers this helpful guide to orient congregations to move through age and growth cycles. He identifies five phases of church life: emerging, growing,...

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Reginaldi, who has served as a Southern Baptist senior pastor and church growth consultant, shares his experience leading the transformation of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in High Point, North...

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This book comes from a Leadership Network series. Leadership Network began in 1984 and seeks to foster innovation movements that activate congregations to greater impact. The authors use the...

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Here is a multisite fact: If multisite churches were a Protestant denomination, they'd be the fourth largest. Is your congregation considering multisite options? If so, this blog by Lifeway’s Ed...

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This consulting group states that, “We want to help local churches maximize their redemptive potential through intensive and insightful multisite consultation.” They do so through a variety of...

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Perhaps the greatest service the authors provide as they address the theme of being the church in a multi-ethnic community is to remind readers why it matters and to guide them on how it works....

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For congregations interested in learning about a community that has effected a significant change in culture, the story of Calvary Baptist Church in D.C. may be instructive. This Faith & Leadership...

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Hearing the story of a congregation that has undertaken a major change can be a helpful starting point for thinking about your own congregation. Over the past ten years, First Corinthian Baptist...

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Church Growth Services is a church-focused consultancy with over 50 years of experience assisting congregations with fundraising and capital campaigns. They emphasize a “Stewardship of Life”...

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Unfortunately, every congregation is impacted at some time, in some way, by traumatic events, either directly or indirectly. In order to respond promptly and appropriately, religious and lay...

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This book begins with an unpromising diagnosis. The authors assert that the decline of the church in the United States is steeper than we think. They declare “the American church is broken.” ...

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