Going Back to Your Home Church: To Go or Not to...

Every now and then I get asked the question, “Should I go back and revitalize my home church?” This is a good question and...

One Sure Way to Attract Leaders

I learned in church revitalization that many times entrepreneurial type leaders disappear when things aren’t working well. People who like big visions and want...

Survival is Suicidal

One guarantee: If survival is the goal of a church, then death is the inevitable outcome. Survival is “all about us.” When a church is...

Jesus and Gardening

Even though I grew up on a farm, I know very little about gardening. To be honest, most vegetables and I don’t get along....

Mastering Tough Decisions

According to John Maxwell - everything rises and falls on leadership. Leadership consists of making decisions. Decisions are the genesis of progress and forward...

Reaching and Revitalizing Rural America

Multiple voices have articulated a burden for this area, and they are no longer distant and inaudible. Many of these leaders grew up in...

Five Ways to Develop Margin in Your Life

If you look up the definition of margin, you’ll get a few different answers. The edge or border of something. The amount by which...

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...

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...