Donald McGavran on a Universal Truth

“A Church Growth principle is a universal truth which, when properly interpreted and applied, contributes significantly to the growth of churches and denominations. It is a truth of God which leads his church to spread his Good News, plant church after church, and increase his Body.” – Donald McGavran, father of the Church Growth Movement, missionary to India and China, one … Read More


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Exclusive Poll: Most Americans Say Religion Will Live On

Today’s guest post comes to us from Stef W. Kight for Axios.com. Almost three-quarters of Americans say they expect organized religion to live on well into the future — including 64% of 18-34 year olds, despite the decline in religious practice among millennials, according to an Axios poll conducted by SurveyMonkey for “Axios on HBO.” Data: SurveyMonkey online poll conducted … Read More


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Rethinking Small Group Strategy: The Flywheel Principle

The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work. Take a moment to imagine what small groups will look like in your church once you have a thoughtful, effective system in place–once you can plan ahead for groups instead … Read More


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Christmas Greetings from Titanium Coaching!

From our ministry to yours, Merry Christmas! The distinguished group below are members of my highest level network – Titanium Coaching. If you want to be a part of Titanium, send me an email at info@churchleaderinsights.com and we’ll get the conversation started. Your partner in ministry, Nelson


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Starts Today! FREE Preaching Calendar Webinar Replay

I’m bringing it back by request — starting today you can attend one of the last six sessions of my Planning Your 2019 Preaching Calendar Webinar. This one-time replay is FREE for Senior Pastors but space is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your spot. This has been our most popular webinar and I know the impact it will have … Read More


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Managing Stress Monday: 3 Major Health Benefits of Taking Mini-Breaks

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. Taking mini-breaks is a great way to reduce your stress level and get more done at work at the same time. In fact, a recent study done by a group of researchers from Baylor University found a number of surprising benefits that happened when workers … Read More


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Serving as A Leader

“But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.”  —Matthew 20:26 (NLT)


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McGavran’s Positive View of Missions

“We stand in the sunrise of missions.” – Donald McGavran, father of the Church Growth Movement, missionary to India and China, one of the premier missiologists of the twentieth century December 15, 1897 – July 10, 1990


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What Invitation Can Mean for You, the Church and Others

Today’s guest post comes to us from Andrea Hensher for EternityNews.com.au. She shares insights from a church attendance study in Australia — with ideas for encouraging invitations that we all can apply to our congregations.  At this time of year, thoughts naturally turn towards Christmas, boom time in the church calendar. Many churches have started preparing for special services and activities ready … Read More


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New Podcast: Greenelines — Discussing My Latest Book ‘The New You’

I’m excited to announce that I had the honor of being interviewed for a second time by Dr. Steve Greene for Charisma Podcast Network, where I discussed my latest book The New You, which will be released on Jan. 1. Listen to hear how you can change this upcoming new year to be a better physical, mental and spiritual you. Click … Read More


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