An honor to be on this list by @BrianKDodd. Hope you can join us March 15-17. Check out www.RPConference.com to learn more. Join the virtual conference from anywhere. Low rates. Top speakers like Elmer Towns, Ken Boa and more. Plus free books! Click here to see Brian Dodd’s Top 20 Church Leadership Conferences to Attend in 2022! Your partner in … Read More
Unchurched America: Half see no value in church
Today’s guest post comes to us from Cath Martin, writer for Christian Today. Cath presents some of the latest research findings on the unchurched by the Barna group. New research by the Barna group paints an interesting picture of those who are aware of the church and even think positively of the Christian faith, but who, for whatever reason, feel … Read More
Top 3 Growth Barriers – LIVE Workshop!
Big news: I’m heading out to the West Coast in 28 days . . . I’m excited to be leading a special Southern California event – the FREE Breaking the Top 3 Growth Barriers Workshop! I’d like to invite you to attend this FREE half-day event on Thursday, Dec. 4th in Orange County (Irvine, to be exact). Did I mention it’s … Read More
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
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
The Truth About Stress and Ministry
Sunday does come around with amazing regularity, doesn’t it? As a pastor, you face a never-ending to-do list: There is always going to be somebody else to reach for Christ. There is always going to be somebody else to disciple in Christ. There is always going to be another budget issue. There is always going to be another meeting. There … Read More
Call Out Your Congregation – Let’s Do a Tithe Challenge
By now someone in your church has been called out to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. But what if you could challenge your congregation spiritually? While it doesn’t involve dumping icy cold water on people, it does require your church to get out of their comfort zone and further impact the Kingdom. Challenge your people to tithe – just for 90 days … Read More
My Top 10 Fall Sermons – All Half Off!
Fall will be here before we know it – so today with our Top 10 Fall Sermons Half-Off Sale I’m encouraging you to start planning NOW. It’s an interesting thing we do as pastors – preparing a sermon every seven days. I have a lot of motivational speaker friends who only have to develop one or two speeches a year, … Read More
Senior Pastor Success Story – July’s Renegade Pastor of the Month
A Renegade Pastor is someone who has abandoned average in favor of excellence. He is a rebel with a purpose – someone who rises up against resistance, mediocrity and conformity. And he is a hard worker, but knows how to work efficiently and manage his time for maximum benefit. Today we’re celebrating our Renegade Pastors – with special accolades to … Read More
Make This Your BEST Year of Ministry – my FINAL Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network begins in 2 days!
This is the week I’ve been preparing for and looking forward to for months! My FINAL Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network begins THIS THURSDAY (February 28) and I’m pumped about the great group of Senior Pastors who are already signed up. I just want to give you a heads-up – there’s room for a few more Senior Pastors like you, but you must Apply … Read More