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
“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
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
“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
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
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
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Last week a buddy of mine got a great Valentine's Day gift from his wife: a book called Barna Trends 2017 (romantic right?!). He let me flip through it and I bought a copy of my own immediately (on Amazon). I highly recommend it. And just to be clear, Partners In Ministry had no part … Continue reading Barna Trends 2017