God Wants His Church to Grow

“God wants His church to grow.” This idea from Donald McGavran was pretty profound then. In some seminaries, in some places today that’s still very profound. When I teach the Growth Theories Workshop, I still have some people who are blown away by this idea that the church is expected to grow, and there should be an expectation that people are saved. … Read More


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Church Revitalization: The Heart of the Matter

Here’s a thought-provoking article written by Christian Post columnist Wallace Henley in which he looks closer at a turnaround church and suggests what he believes is at the heart of church revitalization. In 1978 the congregation of Houston’s Second Baptist Church met in a stately building whose mighty steeple towered over its rapidly growing community, and whose imposing appearance might have … Read More


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Drop “us vs. them” mentality

  Here is an engaging article written by RNS columnist Jonathan Merrit about his interview with the innovative James Emery White, senior pastor and author of the new book “Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated”.  When it comes to navigating the interface between faith and culture, there aren’t a lot of pastors I look to. Most … Read More


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Learning Evangelism from G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis – Reasons and Rhetoric (Part 2)

I want to share the second part (click here to read part 1) of an interesting post I came across from Dan DeWitt (dean of Boyce College at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). The back story shows a connection between a person’s impact on conversion to Christianity, and later C.S. Lewis’ impact on the conversion of Joy Davidson – the woman who … Read More


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Learning Evangelism from G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis – Relationships and Revelation (Part 1)

I want to share an interesting post I came across from Dan DeWitt (dean of Boyce College at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). The back story shows a connection between’s impact on conversion to Christianity, and later C.S. Lewis’ impact on the conversion of Joy Davidson – the woman who would later become his wife. In this first of this two part post, Dan explains two … Read More


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Get the History of Church Growth from A to Z! – $300 off!

Three weeks ago, pastors from all across the US recently joined me for a 2 day intensive Church Growth and Evangelism Workshop from A-Z. During this live recorded workshop, I shared over 522 pages worth of information on Church Growth. It was my most comprehensive teaching – and I’ve been overwhelmed by positive responses and takeaways from this group of … Read More


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Three Questions You Should Ask Yourself to Follow Up with New Believers

Like I mentioned yesterday, we’re making plans and preparing for our Big Day this fall at The Journey.  We  are excited to rally together as a church and reach more people for Christ! But after the Big Day, we need to have a system on how to follow up with those people who make a first-time decision to follow Christ. … Read More


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Why use a Big Day to Bring People Back to Church

The Big Day is one of the best ways to pull people from the community.  It gets the community to come to you AND gets your church to go into the community.  Now, that’s Evangelism! And using Big Days is just a part of cooperating with God’s plan, and the way that God has worked all throughout history and will … Read More


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Getting People Back to Church – The Power of the Big Day

As summer comes to an end, people are making their way “Back to Church”. This is also an opportunity to reach new people with the power of a BIG DAY. You’ve had BIG DAYS in your life. Think about the day you graduated from high school or college, the day you got married. These are the days that change everything. … Read More


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FREE E-book – Don’t Miss The People Looking For Your Church (thru Friday)

I’ve got good news and bad news for you this morning… GOOD NEWS: There are people in your community actively looking for a church just like yours on the Internet. BAD NEWS: If your church’s website is missing key information and clarity, you’re currently missing out on the opportunity to reach these people! As you know, having a website is no longer … Read More


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