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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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What’s the Goal of a Music Ministry?

by Matt Merker: The goal of a music ministry is to accompany, facilitate, and enhance the singing of the people of God. In this sense, everyone in the church is part of the choir. Matt Merker is a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C., where […]

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The Mythical Leader: The Seven Myths of Leadership

by Greg Ligon: People are different. They think differently. They have different desires. Thankfully—many times—they have different ideas. The way they process and share those ideas are different from other people on the team and from the leader. One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is to forget that not […]

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How to Manage Multiple Communication Channels

by Patrick Bradley: You’ve probably run into this: you want to send out a newsletter or important announcement but some people prefer email, some text and some social media. Who has time to manage multiple communication channels? One of the ironies of our age of communication is that communicating as […]

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Episode 192: Outreach Ideas for Children

What are some creative ways to evangelize to children? In Episode 192 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about outreach ideas for elementary age children. Here’s Don with today’s question: We are a new church plant looking for outreach ideas for elementary age children. What ideas do you have to reach […]

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Do These 8 Steps When Your Church Launches a New Series

by Rich Birch: Church growth is more of a flywheel than a cannon shot. It requires consistent energy applied in the same direction over time to see results. It doesn’t happen overnight but as you gain traction the small wins start to add up and something truly amazing happens. A […]

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Episode 191: Protecting Church Members from Burnout

How do you protect your church members from getting burnt out? In Episode 191 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about some ways to avoid burnout for your church members. Here’s Allie with today’s question: How do you ensure that church members do not get burnt out in the […]

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5 Hidden Habits of Healthy Churches

by Rich Birch: I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most remarkable churches across the country over the last ten years. Perhaps one of the greatest honors is that I have witnessed the incredible leadership in these organizations personally. Working so closely with churches, I’ve noticed several […]