How to Keep Your Church Growing (Once You Get it Growing)

  The growth curve in weekend worship at Christ Church since 1997 has truly been remarkable.  We have moved from just over 200 per weekend to over 2,200 and in doing so, have grown steadily each year.  We have never had a 25% jump in attendance (so much for making the 100 Fastest Growing Churches list)Continue reading “How to Keep Your Church Growing (Once You Get it Growing)”

Ten Things Pastors Think are True (that I don’t think are true)

I like Social Media. I really do. Over the course of a day I can keep up with huge numbers of people in the time it would take to complete a single phone call. I also like the fact that people read my stuff and listen to my sermons while I am doing other things.Continue reading “Ten Things Pastors Think are True (that I don’t think are true)”

Are We Inviting the Wrong People to Church?

Are We Inviting the Wrong People to Church? I often get the opportunity these days to help pastors and congregations think about growth.  Here is a formula I use when I consult.  Take your sanctuary capacity; multiply it by .75 and double it.  That is your target.  I see a lot of churches in USAmericaContinue reading “Are We Inviting the Wrong People to Church?”