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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...

Why Smaller Churches Must Be Better at Hospitality Than Larger Churches

It’s not fair. I know. Smaller churches must be better at hospitality than larger churches. First, I will explain why. Then I will demonstrate...

The Top Ten Lowest Attended Sundays In U. S. Churches

Most pastors, staff, and active church members have a good idea when attendance will drop on a given Sunday. Churches develop a discernible pattern...
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As I grow older, I’ve been thinking a lot about my pastoral heroes—both those still living and those now with the Lord. Here are...

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Written by: Olivia Meade  Olivia Meade works as a content editor for Acts 29. She’s a member of New Heights Church in West Virginia, where she...