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5 Best Ways to Honor Your Pastor All Year

We have a choice in whether we express our gratitude for the work of ministers. But Scripture is clear about the right choice. Read More The post 5 Best Ways to Honor Your Pastor All Year … more

9 Characteristics of Spiritually Healthy and Numerically Growing Churches

What helps a church break free of the overall trajectory of decline most U.S. congregations find themselves in—these nine factors. Read More The post 9 Characteristics of Spiritually … more

Small Churches Continue Growing—but in Number, not Size

U.S. congregations are increasingly small, while U.S. churchgoers are increasingly headed toward larger churches. Read More The post Small Churches Continue Growing—but in Number, not … more

2 in 3 U.S. Churchgoers Say They’re Back to In-Person Attendance

A growing majority of churchgoers have returned to in-person worship services, but a sizable number still didn't physically attend last month. Read More The post 2 in 3 U.S. Churchgoers … more

13 Things a Churchgoer Should Never Say to a Pastor

Pastors share some of the most discouraging things they've heard members of their church say to them. Let's avoid all of these. Read More The post 13 Things a Churchgoer Should Never Say … more

5 Keys to Preventing Church Dropouts

If these principles guide your student ministry, you’ll make it less likely those students become part of the dropout statistics. Read More The post 5 Keys to Preventing Church Dropouts … more

Eternally Up to Date: Developing a Ministry That Lasts Beyond This Moment

The ultimate goal should not be to teach people how best to live in this present moment, but rather to cultivate people fit to live in eternity. Read More The post Eternally Up to Date: … more

10 Ways to Bless Your Pastors This Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and it’s hitting me a little differently this year. A few weeks ago, I transitioned to a new season of ministry as the associational mission strategist of … more

6 Ways to Lose Your Ministry

Despite all the documented stress, few pastors leave the pulpit behind each year. On average, 1% of senior Protestant pastors leave the pastorate each year for reasons other than death or retirement, … more
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