War Ship Small Groups

I recently had a student who designed a new small group system for her church and called them War Ship Small Groups And she was...

7 Helpful Skills for Pastors Who Want to Grow Churches

I came close to titling these “essential” skills, but I knew that was unfair. God grows churches and He works through all different types...

How to Hand Off Ministry

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that...
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How many people do you need to launch a Sunday Service?

How many people do you need to launch a Sunday morning service? Steve Sjogren shares his thoughts on this topic in this quick video! Steve...

3 Questions to Ask When Planning a Sermon Series

One of the best changes my church ever made was going from preaching stand-alone sermons every Sunday to preaching through sermon series. Sermon series...

Get Visitors Back

We get asked about how to turn visitors into returning guests pretty regularly. Over the years, we’ve been gathering some of the best ideas...

5 Churches That Shouldn’t Reproduce

There is a legitimate reason to caution against a universal plea toward blind reproduction. There is a growing awakening to the need of a multiplying...

Are You Making The Most Of First Impressions?

First impressions are so important. Sometimes they’re so strong that they can’t be erased from the mind. Years ago Head and Shoulders shampoo advertised with the phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s so true.

In It to Win It – Be A Conquering Church

Is your church in it to win it?  Every Church needs to be in their city to WIN their city. That has to be the...

Choosing a Location For Your Church

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A Leadership Experiment – The Little Things Matter

In making the first impression, the little things matter. When a visitor shows up on one of our church campuses for the first time, the...

How to make a difference in your city

Did you know Jesus has a plan for you in the city He has sent you to?  In Luke 8:26-38, a once demon-possessed man is...

Replanting…

Dictionary.com defines replanting: “To plant (something) again or in a new place…” With regards to a church replant, a church avoids permanent death by recognizing...

Church Planting… or Church Connoisseur-ism

I made a decision a long time ago that I never want to be thought of as a negative person, but some things are...

8 Things I Wouldn’t Do Again if Planting Another Church

I have been involved in church planting for most of my ministry career – whether as a planter or as a supporter of planting....

Growth By Accident. Death By Committee.

“Yeah, the weirdest thing. Everything seemed to be going well, at least it looked that way on the surface to us. We went away...

Vibe. Yep, It’s Vital.

How aware are you of your church’s vibe? And if we do this in the context of a community of believers, we either create...

The Art of Resilience

How easily do you bounce back from a disappointment? What is your reaction to change?

Mistakes In Outreach – Reluctance to Start.

This is an entry in a series of blog posts entitled - Mistakes in Outreach. When it comes to applying all of this—in beginning...

Why You MUST Replant Your Church Every January (and how to...

Years ago, the brilliant church analyst Lyle Schaller noted, “…dozens of surveys have demonstrated that rapidly growing congregations tend to be churches with long pastorates,...