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8 Axioms of Church Staff Hiring

by Rich Birch: One of the facts of leading a growing ministry is that you are going to have to get really good at hiring a great team. In fact, as the church grows, often the core leadership team will spend a large portion of its time in simply acquiring […]

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How to Tell if A New Volunteer is Truly a Leader (Or Simply a Doer)

by Carey Nieuwhof: I recently surveyed 1400 small and mid-sized church pastors to find out what they struggle with most as their church grows. They overwhelmingly identified developing leaders as their top challenge. Don’t get me wrong, there were many more issues (I address the big eight in my new course, […]

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The Top 8 Reasons Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark

by Carey Nieuwhof: While social media and even traditional media are still preoccupied with mega churches and multi-site churches, the reality is that most churches in North America are quite small. The Barna Group pegs the average Protestant church size in America at 89 adults. Only 2% of churches have […]

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Everyone’s a Genius: Unleashing Creativity for the Sake of the World

by Greg Ligon: Many people in our churches are heading toward burnout in the areas they serve, but they still feel like no one has invited them to do anything challenging, exciting, or creative for the sake of the world. Their passion meter is low while their frustration meter is high. What if, […]

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Why There Should Never Be Another Bored Christian

By Brandon A. Cox: Some of the best advice I received when we first started planting Grace Hills came from Todd West, who planted Oasis Church in North Little Rock. Todd said, “Don’t give people positions. Give them a project. Then, give them another project. If they’re faithful with enough projects, […]

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The Current American Tension and 4 Opportunities for the Church

by Carey Nieuwhof: You don’t need to be anything more than a casual observer of American (and Western) culture to know that something significant is happening. Charlottesville, Ferguson, Baltimore and a host of other cities that have seen events which symbolize the problems this generation is struggling with will, sadly, likely […]

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How Do Great Churches Develop Their Leaders?

by Todd Rhoades: How do great churches develop their leaders? At Leadership Network, we hear this question all the time. Every growing church needs to constantly be identifying and training up leaders. But how? We asked 100 of the country’s largest churches this very question: How do you identify and train leaders?  Last year’s […]

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3 Reasons We Shouldn’t Copy Someone Else’s Vision

By Shawn Lovejoy: Do you know what a knockoff is? It’s an unauthorized copy or cheap imitation of the original. There’s only one Nike. There’s only one Gucci. There’s only one Rolex. There’s only one Montblanc. Their quality cannot be easily matched or imitated. That’s why these brand-name products are so […]

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4 Lies that Cause Pastors to Neglect their Families

by Jaime Owens: The walls of our church’s nursery needed painting. So there I was, on my regular day off with a brush in my hand. A country song I’d never heard before—“The Dollar,” by Jamey Johnson—filled the room as I splashed the first coat of something called Polar Bear […]

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3 Overlooked Qualities of a Successful Church Planter

By Dustin Neeley: There are some qualities that are in the job description of church planting. The church planter should be a qualified minister and have an entrepreneurial mindset. There are also overlooked qualities that are mentioned less often but are very important to becoming a successful church planter. 1. Have an […]