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Why Your Church May Be Inviting the Wrong People
Why Your Church May Be Inviting the Wrong People

By: Blake Hart
Church growth experts pen article after article about how to attract millennials to church, perhaps because these up-and-coming professionals have the means to pay the bills. But guess who Jesus says to invite?

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The Secret to Church Growth Isn't Really Secret
The Secret to Church Growth Isn't Really Secret

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
When it comes to church growth, Jesus is no magician. He builds his church through Christians who share their faith joyfully with others. But leaders have a key role to play in church growth.

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6 Ways Your Church or Ministry Can Flourish
6 Ways Your Church or Ministry Can Flourish

By: Renée Embree
Growing your church or ministry is good. It's not all about the numbers but about helping people know the God who loves them. Here are 6 ways your church or ministry can begin to flourish.

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Counting the Spiritual Reach of Your Church
Counting the Spiritual Reach of Your Church

By: David Hull
Faithful members are attending Sunday school and worship services less frequently even as churches reach out to encourage spiritual growth in other ways. How do you count all those connections?

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Is Your Church Different Than a Wal-Mart Greeter?
Is Your Church Different Than a Wal-Mart Greeter?

By: Terry Austin
Most churches are genuinely glad that you visited and will be happy if you choose to return. So what? You get the same treatment when you go out to eat or shop. The real question: Is your church caring?

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What Leaders Need to Help Thriving Churches Change
What Leaders Need to Help Thriving Churches Change

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
When a church needs to change, it requires careful preparation and persuasion. The wise leader needs to recognize that change in church life needs time and patience.

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'What Makes Churches Grow?'
'What Makes Churches Grow?'

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
"What Makes Churches Grow?" by Bob Jackson is a stimulating and challenging analysis of Anglican Church growth from which every pastor of any denomination could learn.

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Why God Wants Your Church to Grow
Why God Wants Your Church to Grow

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
While it's true that church isn't all about the numbers, there's nothing wrong in reflecting on how we can be more effective in growing churches. God wants churches to grow.

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What's Your Church's Priority? Getting Bigger or Better?
What's Your Church's Priority? Getting Bigger or Better?

By: Matt Sapp
Our society craves bigger stuff, and it's the same for the church. Bigger buildings, budgets and programs. More people. But is bigger always better? Or is it better to be better?

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Despite What Churches Think, Bigger Isn't Better
Despite What Churches Think, Bigger Isn't Better

By: Colin Sedgwick
Too many pastors and church members believe that size is the supreme mark of "success" in church life. What if we made our true priority being the most loving, Spirit-filled or prayerful?

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Why Your Church Needs to Stop Counting People
Why Your Church Needs to Stop Counting People
By: Joe LaGuardia
Churches often measure their growth by how many people they get in the pews on Sunday morning, but is that really the best way to measure the spiritual health of a congregation?
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Measuring Church Growth: Statistics or Spiritual Depth?
Measuring Church Growth: Statistics or Spiritual Depth?
Keeping track of attendance and finances is important, but we should practice spiritual discernment that pushes us to consider how we are growing as sisters and brothers in Christ.
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5 Changes That Have Influenced Church Staffing
5 Changes That Have Influenced Church Staffing
Many churches now have more ministerial staff members than they would have in years past. Here are five changes that have influenced staffing expectations.
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More Catholic Departures Than Baptisms for First Time in Germany
BERLIN (RNS) For the first time since membership records have been kept, more Germans departed the Roman Catholic Church than were baptized into it in 2010.
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Episcopalians Turn to Social Media for Growth
(RNS) The Episcopal Church is urging congregations to embrace social media websites in a push to highlight the Internet as a tool for church growth.
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British Churches Decline; Growth Could Still Bloom
British Churches Decline; Growth Could Still Bloom
British churches in many denominations are declining due to people leaving, deaths outstripping conversions, and churchgoers attending less often. But a leading researcher says there's still time to turn it around.
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Copy British Churches Decline; Growth Could Still Bloom
Copy British Churches Decline; Growth Could Still Bloom
British churches in many denominations are declining due to people leaving, deaths outstripping conversions, and churchgoers attending less often. But a leading researcher says there's still time to turn it around.
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Adventists Grow as Other Churches Decline
(RNS) Rest on the Sabbath. Heed Old Testament dietary codes. And be ready for Jesus to return at any moment.
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Report: U.S. Churches Continue Growth, Decline Trends
(RNS) While mainline Protestant churches in the U.S. continue to experience decline, Pentecostal traditions are on the rise.
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Ga. Church Named Nation’s Fastest-Growing
(RNS) A megachurch in Lawrenceville, Ga., was named the fastest-growing Protestant church in America.
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Does Family Metaphor Hurt Church Growth?
Does Family Metaphor Hurt Church Growth?
Should churches stop thinking of themselves as families? One consultant claims the metaphor can cause them to focus on themselves and lose sight of their larger mission.
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Churches Benefit When Members Have Dose of Confidence
Churches Benefit When Members Have Dose of Confidence
Don't underestimate the power of confidence. When members have confidence in their churches' future, they won't regard money, time and talents spent on them as wasted. And lives will be changed by the power of the gospel.
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Survey: U.K. Christians Optimistic About Their Churches' Growth
Survey: U.K. Christians Optimistic About Their Churches' Growth
The majority of Christians in the United Kingdom think attendance in their own churches will increase over the next 20 years, a survey revealed. They're less optimistic about growth of other churches in the U.K.
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