Quotes of the Week – Best of Twitter

Ministry Tips from Nelson Top characteristic of the Pastors of growing churches: They are learners. Practice the Principle of Learn and Return: When you discover something that benefits the work of the Kingdom, share it with other leaders. You are not in competition with the other pastors in your area or in your denomination. You are on the same team … Read More


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12 Lessons I’ve Learned About Church Growth

Today’s guest post comes from Rick Langford, Pastor at Landmark Worship Center in Lafayette, LA and long-time member of my Renegade Pastors Network. Rick shares a few secrets to church growth that he has picked up from years in ministry. It’s a solid list – read on!   I have been privileged to serve as pastor of three churches. 28 years as a Senior Pastor will teach you … Read More


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12 Findings from Church Health Surveys

Today’s guest post is from Chuck Lawless, Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern University. Dr. Lawless presents a fascinating study on church health and how churches perceive themselves in several areas (including a few of the key church systems we champion here at Church Leader Insights). More than 15 years ago, Dr. Thom Rainer and I … Read More


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Top Characteristics of the Pastors of Growing Churches (They are learners)

Today’s guest post is from Josh Evans, family pastor of the Oakleaf campus of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL.   If you want your church to continue growing in today’s culture, this blog post is for you. There are tons of statistics of churches across the world that prove how difficult it is to grow a church in today’s … Read More


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The Best Leaders are Insatiable Learners

Today’s guest post about leadership and personal renewal comes to us from Bill Taylor, co-founder of Fast Company magazine and author of Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself.  Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most … Read More


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Join me in Nashville for first RPU – Super Early Bird Ends Friday!

I want to invite you to come back to seminary with me . . . not for three years, but just for three days.  Join me in Nashville next month for a BRAND NEW unique training event – the first-ever Renegade Pastors U. This is your opportunity to hear from the foremost experts in church growth, church leadership and church health, all … Read More


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