Don’t Assume…

Today’s guest blog comes to us from Karl Vaters, pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, CA. Karl is the author of The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking that Divides Us and is a regular contributor on We all make assumptions. I do. You do. And they’re almost always wrong. Especially on complex subjects, … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry

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7 Biblical Ways to Increase a Church’s Visibility

The following guest post is from our good friend Dr. Bob Whitesel. Bob was a keynote speaker at our recent Renegade Pastors Conference. He serves as Professor of Christian Ministry and Missional Leadership for Wesley Seminary and holds two doctorates from Fuller Theological Seminary. He currently serves as president of the Great Commission Research Network as well as a board member for … Read More

Nelson SearcyGrowth Barriers, Leadership

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6 Reasons to Preach About Money

I often teach that “Stewardship is Discipleship” and share the benefits to both your members and your ministry on using a stewardship system to cultivate giving in your church. Today’s guest post addresses this often taboo issue head-on. Brandon A. Cox is the editor of and author of “Rewired: Using Technology to Share God’s Love.” As a pastor, I’m well aware of … Read More

Nelson SearcyMisc

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