5 Reasons Some Churches Don’t Grow

Every pastor wants their church to grow. No pastor sits around desiring for his church to stay exactly where it is and never grow. Now before we go further, I am criticizing small churches. I love small churches. As I have talked with small church pastors, they all want their church to grow though. The … Continue reading 5 Reasons Some Churches Don’t Grow

Metrics your Church Should be Measuring

Every successful church or successful organization does not become successful without evaluating itself. Evaluation is critical to be successful. You must evaluate everything. What you desire to replicate, you should evaluate! [Click to Tweet] If becoming a successful church requires evaluation, it is important that we are evaluating the important goals that we intend to … Continue reading Metrics your Church Should be Measuring

3 Things Pastors Need in Their Personal Lives

As I write this, my heart is heavy. My heart is broken for Perry Noble and Newspring Church. If you have not heard yet, you will soon- Perry Noble was removed from the senior pastor position at the church that he started nearly 20 years ago, NewSpring Church. He was removed because of an abuse … Continue reading 3 Things Pastors Need in Their Personal Lives

3 Things Every Group Leader Needs From Their Groups Pastor

Small group leaders are no different from the rest of us. Somehow we have developed in our minds that those we appoint as small group leaders just automatically grow on their own without needing the discipleship and accountability of a coach, mentor, or a pastor who oversees them. Here is the main idea of this … Continue reading 3 Things Every Group Leader Needs From Their Groups Pastor

5 Reasons Groups are the Way to True Discipleship

I have grown up in a very traditional church setting. I have been to church for Sunday school, morning worship, evening worship, and evening Bible study since I was born. I know the drill, and I have been around people who know the drill as well. I recently took a new position where the structure … Continue reading 5 Reasons Groups are the Way to True Discipleship

Signs of an Effective Small Group

Can you believe March is already here? It is insane how fast 2014 is flying by. In our student ministry, we begin small groups for the year in August when the school year starts for our students. We then conclude them in May, and do not have small groups over the summer. Throughout the year, … Continue reading Signs of an Effective Small Group

Leaders: Make Sure Your Students Know These 5 Things

Small group leaders are essential to effective student ministry. As the ministry grows, the youth pastor begins to rely more and more heavily on small group leaders. Students naturally want to open up, but it takes time and relationship building from their small group leader. For the students to experience the most growth, they must … Continue reading Leaders: Make Sure Your Students Know These 5 Things