What Can Donald McGavran Teach Us?

Donald A. McGavran, the founder of the church growth movement, became fascinated by one predominant question: Why do some churches grow rapidly while others don’t grow at all? Related to that, he began asking how he and his fellow missionaries could strategically begin to cultivate the harvest where the soil was more pliable while giving consistent, yet less, energy where … Read More


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McGavran Monday: Developing Church Growth Eyes

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “Discover new ways of thinking about your church and community, develop Church Growth eyes that see more accurately the various parts, the homogeneous units, the responsive segments of the community which can be won.” – Donald McGavran Secure your copy of the book at 40% … Read More


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Does Donald McGavran Still Matter Today?

Donald McGavran is the single most important thinker on how we do ministry today. His life’s work is the foundation of what you and I know about growing healthy, impactful churches. Yet, if you are under the age of fifty, you may have never heard his name. Rest assured, Donald McGavran’s life impacts you. It impacts me. All of us who … Read More


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McGavran Monday: A Universal Truth

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “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.” … Read More


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McGavran Monday: What is Church Planting?

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “Church Planting is the proclamation of the Gospel by word and deed resulting in conversions and a banding together of converts into congregations.” – Donald McGavran Secure your copy of the book at 40% OFF plus insightful bonuses here. (the above quote is from p.354 … Read More


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Why Should You Study History? (Part 1)

In preparation for my upcoming Church Growth and Evangelism A-Z Workshop, I want to give you my top reasons of why you should study history.   Over the next few weeks, I will give you reasons why studying history can make a direct and positive impact on your ministry! Reason #1: Life is too short to not learn from experience. … Read More


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Learning from History to Further Your Ministry

I want to talk about the importance of knowing your history. A few months ago, we were in Orlando, Florida for an Advanced Coaching session (as many of you know, Advanced Coaching is my highest level of coaching).  We met up that morning for a backstage tour at Disney World with a couple of instructors from Disney University. I asked them, … Read More


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TOMORROW – Dr. Elmer Towns Speaks on Church Growth

I’m very excited to interview Dr. Elmer Towns tomorrow, September, 12 at 2pm ET!  Join us tomorrow as we kick off a series of four Church Growth Champions Tele-seminars!  Dr. Towns and I will go in-depth on the “Power of the Big Day” and how to use Big Day in your church (see the P.S. below for details on all the upcoming … Read More


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