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On my way to work, I drive by two church buildings. One building used to be the home of a Methodist congregation, the other formerly a home for a Roman Catholic congregation. The people have gone...

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Church planting is different than establishing satellites, multi-sites, a new worship service or a separate non-profit. Church planting is establishing a new congregation in a new location. This...

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A generation ago, congregational observers noted that congregations experiencing growth were those which gave clear-cut, right and wrong, direction about life.

I want to note a subtle correction...

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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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“While nice facilities won't cause your church to grow, poor facilities can prevent it from growing.” In this brief article, a veteran teacher and church growth expert urges congregations to look...

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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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Over time there have been strong advocates of the multisite church growth model, and there have been vocal critics. Veterans of the Louisville, Kentucky area Sojourn Community Church (“One church....

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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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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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