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4 Steps to Successful Succession Planning

4 Steps to Successful Succession Planning

Author Thom Rainer and others have bluntly stated that the next big crisis in the North American church is the lack of successors for aging senior leaders. This is especially true for megachurches (churches with 2000 members or more). Regardless of the size of your...

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Predictable Success in a Church

Predictable Success in a Church

I get it, growth can be exhilarating and exciting yet scary at the same time. The further you go, the less you know. And sometimes you end up going too far and now you’re stuck. What do you do then? Turning a church around is not a particularly easy task, but it is...

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The Game Changer

The Game Changer

A game-changing book for me was Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley.  I had been pastoring for just over 10 years when I read this book. I had preached hundreds of sermons and had experienced marginal success, but things really began to take off after reading...

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4 Things We Do When Planning Our Community Events

4 Things We Do When Planning Our Community Events

Community events have a huge potential for growing your church and Christmas is just about the biggest opportunity of the year. Besides Easter, there is no other time of year that people are more receptive to attending church services or events. In 2015, Lifeway...

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6 Keys to an Effective Salvation Call

6 Keys to an Effective Salvation Call

There is nothing more exciting than seeing someone give their heart to Jesus. I have the privilege of leading a church that witnesses people giving their lives to Christ every single Sunday. It never gets old. It is so rewarding for me and for all who give of their...

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3 Reasons the Church Naturally Drifts Towards an Insider Focus

3 Reasons the Church Naturally Drifts Towards an Insider Focus

Many churches think they are outsider focused. They aren't. Many churches think they can be both insider and outsider focused. They can't. Many churches know they are insider focused and don't have any plans to change. As a pastor, I find it easier and more natural to...

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7 Important Metrics of a Growing Church

7 Important Metrics of a Growing Church

For most of my ministry career, I made leadership decisions based on my feelings. I would rely on how I "felt" the church or department was doing. If I felt like we were growing, I was happy and wouldn't change much. However, if I felt like something was lagging and...

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7 Troubling Stats That Drove Us to Launch GoCast

7 Troubling Stats That Drove Us to Launch GoCast

What is the state of the Church today? Before you assume that this is a doom and gloom article about how the Church is dying, let me be clear, it is not. In fact, in many ways, the Church is doing well. For example, I've heard some leaders indicate that church...

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