Boosting Church Attendance: 8 Small Changes That Can Have a Big Impact

Just ask Google about “boosting church attendance” and you’ll find thousands of articles on the topic. It’s one of the most common questions from church leaders, especially for churches in the early stages of growth. As a pastor or elder, you know churches only draw people through their doors time and time again when the … Continue reading Boosting Church Attendance: 8 Small Changes That Can Have a Big Impact

Successful Small Group Leaders Depend on These 5 Strategies

Small group leaders are serving in an important, powerful role. You are guiding the study of God’s Word, helping to plant seed that will prayerfully reap a bountiful harvest of faith. Regardless of the small group’s main topic, the central purpose is to draw closer to God and know Him better. You desire to have … Continue reading Successful Small Group Leaders Depend on These 5 Strategies

7 Fruitful Church Outreach Ideas to Spark Life in Your Community

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news…” – Isaiah 52:7 The local church has a central Gospel purpose: growing the body of Christ. When you execute a local outreach strategy, you’re not just trying to get good PR. You’re getting involved in the community to represent Jesus and … Continue reading 7 Fruitful Church Outreach Ideas to Spark Life in Your Community

What Every Pastor Needs to Know About Millennials

The average age of the modern (Protestant) pastor is 54, but millennials, those between the ages of 20 and 36 in 2017, are the nation’s largest living generation. In order to minister effectively to younger individuals, pastors should recognize these four key facts about millennials:   1. They Invest in Their Children Millennials came of … Continue reading What Every Pastor Needs to Know About Millennials

8 Effective Church Growth Strategies to Try This Year

“Growing churches focus on reaching receptive people. Non-growing churches focus on re-enlisting inactive people.” – Rick Warren The central goal of the local church is to reach people with the Gospel message. You want to prevent a decline in church attendance and you want to get your current members motivated and involved, but as Rick … Continue reading 8 Effective Church Growth Strategies to Try This Year

Get Your Church Members Involved: 7 Ways to Draw Volunteers into Ministry

No matter the church size, location or denomination, ministry leaders everywhere have one major question: how do I get my members more involved? Volunteers are the fuel to every church’s fire. If every member viewed church life as a spectator sport, the kingdom wouldn’t grow and the church community wouldn’t flourish. Part of being a … Continue reading Get Your Church Members Involved: 7 Ways to Draw Volunteers into Ministry

8 Startling Reasons Your Church Attendance May Be Dropping

The numbers don’t lie – church attendance is declining from year to year. The Gallup Research Center has long found that 40 percent of Americans attend church, but recent in-depth surveys show this number may be overstated. While about 118 million people claim to attend church regularly, only half of that number show up from … Continue reading 8 Startling Reasons Your Church Attendance May Be Dropping