21 Ways to Keep a Church from Growing

Here are 21 ways to keep a church from growing:

Online Giving For the “Average” Size Church

At Churchplanting.com, we know that churches come in all sizes and "flavors." Knowing the average church size in America is 75 or less, I...

Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

The fastest shrinking category in American religion is still the largest category—people who self-identify as Christian, but whose religion is not a central part...

10 Steps to Rebrand Your Church

If you haven’t rebranded your church in the last five years, your ministry is dated. Rebranding is one of the most worthwhile investments you can...

Ask Two Questions Each Day

One of the biggest questions you as a leader need to ask, “Are those who report to me headed in the same direction as...

Assimilation & Our Churches: Do We Do It Well?

For those in church leadership, the issue of assimilation typically comes with questions of effectiveness and strategy. Truth be told, there is no one-size-fits-all...

3 Questions That Keep Me Going In Ministry

Here are three big questions that keep me in ministry and stirs me to do more. We should ponder these questions and see what...

Free Resource – Wondered Into Anyone’s Heart Lately?

Doug Pollock is part of Kindness Outreach Ministries, the 501c-3 organization that hosts this site - churchplanting.com as well as www.kindnessoutreach.com and www.Steve...

Faith-casting – The Gift That Helps You Grow

In Acts 2, when Peter was inspired to preach mightily by the power of the Holy Spirit, he was evidencing an amazing amount of...

Rural Matters: Part of God’s Plan to Transform Our Communities and...

Rural churches are at a crossroads. They are facing a generational shift, which, if not navigated well and led by the Spirit, will lead...

Make A Difference In The Next 100 Days

New and established leaders alike are in the same boat as a new president steps into office. We need to establish ourselves afresh in...

Pastors, Invite Newcomers to Lunch

We’ve all heard the old adage about the revolving church door. People come in and, before we know what happened, they leave, never to...

The Quickest Way to Spur Organizational Change

Do you want to know the fastest way to encourage change? I have practiced this one for years, and it almost always triggers change. It...

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,...

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...

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...

Not Being Nice for the Sake of the Gospel

The following is one of Bill Easums most asked-for blog posts.  It was written two decades ago, but it is still as relevant today...

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...

Help, No One Wants to Volunteer at My Church

As people continue to get busier and commitment to the church continues to decrease, it’s become harder and harder to convince people to volunteer...

4 Reasons Rural Churches Should Consider Going Multisite

The following post was written by Brett Bixby and was originally posted on Travis Stephen's website - travisstephens.me There are lots of multisite churches in...