By Sermoncentral on Sep 21, 2019
Have you ever thought about how--and why--people should leave a church?
By Kevin Harney on May 28, 2018
If your church is struggling to invest in reaching your community and the world, ask yourself this question: Are we a church that is on fire with a passion for God?
By Sermoncentral on Mar 4, 2022
I’ve noticed that for a couple thousand years now, the church has had this tendency to be quick to point out what is wrong with the church, but slow to affirm what is right.
By Brandon O'brien on Feb 19, 2018
Brandon O'Brien offers five strengths that he believes are inherent in small congregations, which can leverage these characteristics for ministry success.
By Tim Keller on Feb 14, 2018
Tim Keller explores one of the most talked-about church issues: the relationship of size to church health and culture.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 16, 2022
Let me to share some of the best responses I have heard from churches that have gone through this tragic time.
By Lance Witt on Dec 5, 2016
In a healthy church Jesus is the most famous person. He gets the most airtime, he is the most talked about, and he is clearly center stage.
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 6, 2018
After working for years among hundreds of small congregations, Joe McKeever speaks to the subtle growth barriers that tend to go unnoticed or unaddressed in stagnant churches.
By Alan E. Nelson on Mar 3, 2020
Alan Nelson explains the concept of spiritual intelligence and offers pastors and church leaders a chance to assess theirs.
By Ray Hollenbach on Dec 17, 2018
Beyond the weekly phrase, "Good word, Preacher," the spiritual lives of the people in your church provide excellent feedback regarding the effectiveness of your preaching.
By Leslie Holmes on Sep 23, 2019
"We are indeed pilgrims in a strange place, especially as preachers."
By Lance Witt on Apr 22, 2022
The bullseye on the target of a great team is both health and high-performance.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2021
Contrary to most of the indicators today, the Bible says the laity (saints) are to do the work of ministry. Most of the ministry should not be in the hands of pastors, but in the hands of the church members.
Unfortunately, we often reverse the biblical truth. We expect ministry to be done by the pastors and staff. Here are eight indicators of that reality.
By Lance Witt on Mar 11, 2021
In my ministry Replenish, I am often asked “how do you know if a church is healthy”? What I know for sure is that the size of a church or it’s rate of growth or what happens on the platform in a weekend worship service is NOT a sure-fire indicator of health.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Feb 18, 2021
As with almost everything in life, there are subtle signs your peak may be near or you may be cresting past it. Other times, the signs of death are evident to everyone but the leaders. If you recognize the signs early enough, you can reverse the trend.