Caring for Your Church (without Wearing Yourself Out!), Part 1 by Mark Harrell

If you are going to stay in ministry and not wear yourself out caring for your church, you’re going to need to develop a...

How to Boost Retention In 2024

Your staff should never resemble a game of musical chairs, constantly losing players one by one. Vanderbloemen knows how all-consuming a search process can be to replace an...

Your Church Needs a Welcome Message – Here’s How to Write It

When a potential visitor or staff member clicks on a church website, they want to get a sense of the church’s identity. The values,...

The Curse of Comparison: When Pastors Compare

Several years ago I got a tweet that a large church in the southeast was starting another campus in the county where I started a...

10 True-false Statements on the State of Churches and Denominations In America

This week we will have a major announcement about Church Answers taking a bigger step into the world of Christian and church research. Stay...

5 Surprising Approaches Churches Are Using to Increase Attendance

I like outliers.  Outliers are, by their definition, exceptions to the rule. They are different from others. Our Church Answers team closely watches church attendance, especially attendance...

How to Grow Your Church by 33% In One Year: the Science of Marginal...

As you reflect on this year and look ahead to the next, you’re likely considering the ways to increase your ministry’s impact.  Here are some...

The One Big Change Taking Place In Church Hiring Practices (and It’s Under the...

It is a movement. It is an undeniable movement. In the midst of all the changes taking place in churches, this one factor is rarely...

Why Nobody Wants to Work at a Church Anymore: Toxic Culture, Low Pay, and...

There’s a crisis brewing in the church that almost no one is talking about: Nobody wants to work at a church anymore. Very few next-gen people...

Why Your Church Needs More (often) Announcements In Worship

Most of us have entered the twilight zone of worship announcements at some point. A person approaches you with awkward determination three minutes before...
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“It took me too long, but I finally decided to get the help I needed.” My first coaching call with this pastor was like...

Effective Communication: the Key to Building Strong Relationships

I can’t hammer it home enough how important communication is in leadership and, more importantly, your life overall. While John Maxwell says everything rises...

Mediocrity: Be Anything Other Than This!

“…you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold…” (Revelation 3:16) Mediocrity is a warm blanket. Mediocrity is a C+. Mediocrity is “pretty good, but not great.” Mediocrity is remaining...