By Dr. Larry Moyer on Jul 17, 2020
God wants a church to grow because it's winning the lost to Christ and discipling them to reach others.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jun 28, 2020
Do numbers alone tell the story of success? What kind of numbers caught Jesus' attention?
By Jim Egli on Nov 1, 2020
Some preachers resist the idea of multiple sites. But what if technology increases your effectiveness?
By Thom Rainer on Mar 4, 2020
Why does spiritual growth sometimes stall out in believers? Thom Rainer offers his view and solutions from a study of the Corinthian church.
By Ed Stetzer on Feb 22, 2018
Ed Stetzer discusses the importance of transformation in the life of a Christian and offers points to assist the preacher in helping their congregation see it through.
By Eugene Peterson on Jul 13, 2021
"I grew up in a culture which was very entertainment-centered. Pastors were really good storytellers, and they were attractive people, glamorous."
By Greg Morse on Dec 7, 2022
Don’t be yourself. Be something higher. Be who God predestined you to be. Be who you are in Jesus.
By Lance Witt on Apr 10, 2023
But numbers become a problem in the heart of a pastor when they move from being a point of celebration to becoming the driver of our motivation.
By John Piper on Dec 26, 2022
My aim here is to encourage you to make “Christ-exalting” the featured adjective in your prayers. Let me explain what I mean. Then I’ll give you three reasons why I think this would be a great New Year’s resolution.
By C.j. Mahaney on Nov 12, 2017
"If more people approached the Bible with a deep sense of helplessness, and hope-filled reliance on God’s merciful assistance, there would be far more seeing and savoring and transformation than there is.”
By SermonCentral on Apr 29, 2021
Big churches find it much easier to incorporate new people because the bigger the crowd, the smaller the impact each person has.
By Peter Mead on Sep 29, 2017
It is important to discern when an exhortation needs to be given, and when the listener is already aware of their need for growth and working hard by faith to become more like Christ.
By Chad Ashby on Nov 13, 2022
Brothers and sisters, “As long as it is called ‘today,’ [be sure] that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin!” (Hebrews 3:13)
By James O. Davis on Jun 4, 2020
In the last six years, the Global Church has witnessed more than 1.4 million new church plants with more than 250 million coming to Christ. The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is growing faster than any other time in history.
By SermonCentral on Apr 30, 2023
"I don’t have any distant cousins in Christ, only brothers and sisters."