Category Archives: Church Growth

Leadership: Mark Driscoll on Church Growth

Mark Driscoll pastors the Mars Hill Church in Seattle, which is quite a large and effective congregation. Here’s his advice on church growth – 1. Begin with the end in mind and know how large you want to be. … … Continue reading

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Church Growth: Buildings Aren’t the Problem

Does the use of a traditional church building interfere with converting the unchurched? Some argue that we need to move to house churches or meet in other non-traditional venues to attract the lost. A recent study disagrees – [W]e asked, … Continue reading

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Church Growth: Why are the Unchurched Unchurched?

George Barna concludes from several surveys, [N]early four out of every ten non-churchgoing Americans (37%) said they avoid churches because of negative past experiences in churches or with church people. Ponder that one! We’re supposed to be the light of … Continue reading

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Replanting a Church: What Churches Need to be Replanted?

We are working through an article by Scott Thomas on replanting an existing church, that is, renewing a church so that it grows and matures as a church plant does. What churches need replanting? Well, all churches that aren’t fully … Continue reading

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Replanting a Church: Leading Fearlessly

We are working through an article by Scott Thomas on replanting an existing church, that is, renewing a church so that it grows and matures as a church plant does. 7. Fearlessly Lead the Replanting Process (1 John 4:18). Prayerfully … Continue reading

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Replanting a Church: Changing Your Church’s Name

We are working through an article by Scott Thomas on replanting an existing church, that is, renewing a church so that it grows and matures as a church plant does. Scott writes, Seriously explore a name change (Proverbs 22:1; Ecclesiastes … Continue reading

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Replanting a Church: The Mission Statement

We are working through an article by Scott Thomas on replanting an existing church, that is, renewing a church so that it grows and matures as a church plant does. Scott writes, Establish a Clear Mission (Proverbs 29:18). Write (and … Continue reading

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Replanting a Church: Leadership

We are working through an article by Scott Thomas on replanting an existing church, that is, renewing a church so that it grows and matures as a church plant does. 2. Church Leadership a. Identify the top three or four … Continue reading

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Replanting a Church: Advice from the Church Doctor, Part 3

I’m blogging through an an article by Kent R. Hunter, with Church Doctor Ministries. In observing churches that are effective at reaching unchurched people, we have identified at least 10 strategies. Churches in previous decades used strategies to invite people … Continue reading

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Replanting a Church: Finances, Part 2

We are working through an article by Scott Thomas on replanting an existing church, that is, renewing a church so that it grows and matures as a church plant does. Going multipurpose Sometimes, you just have to build. Our old … Continue reading

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