By SermonCentral on Dec 6, 2021
"There is no surefire method for numerical church growth. Period."
By Charles Stone on Jun 22, 2023
When I was in seminary Church Growth 101 was a required course. I took interest in the whole field and became a student of church growth.
By Karl Vaters on Sep 5, 2022
If we prioritized health, not as a means to growth, but as an end in itself, would we be in a greater position to represent Jesus to the world?
By SermonCentral on Jan 21, 2022
There are no guaranteed steps to church growth. Because the church is people. And people don’t come with guarantees.
By Karl Vaters on Aug 30, 2022
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.
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 Karl Vaters on Oct 12, 2023
Any definition of church growth that doesn’t allow for, even celebrate, churches that contribute in non-numerical ways is incomplete.
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 SermonCentral on Jan 22, 2019
If your church is healthy, quit stressing about getting bigger. God may not be calling you to bigness.
By Josh Reich on Oct 5, 2023
We know that God is the one who makes a church grow, that it isn’t on us. This is both a comfort and a problem.
By Brandon O'brien on Feb 18, 2018
Brandon O'Brien offers five strengths that he believes are inherent in small congregations, which can leverage these characteristics for ministry success.
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 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 SermonCentral on Nov 1, 2019
God has inspired His word in such a way that it shapes us, molds us and forms us as we hear it taught and expounded.