What Really Happens When You Win the Powerball
Thought this was interesting... HT to Jeff for the link to the Star Tribune... Did you hope to win the recent huge Powerball drawing? You need even more luck than before. The odds against winning the top prize have been...

Contrasting Healthy/Unhealthy Churches
Jeff Garrett has a nice post over at his blog on the differences between a healthy and an unhealthy church. Jeff explains, "This list of characteristics of a healthy church is adapted from Cory and Cory’s description of healthy groups...

The State of the Church: 2006
Today we hear from guest blogger Andy McAdams. Andy is the director of Pastor to Pastors Ministry, a division of Church Dynamics International. Andy writes... You may have seen some of these stats before. This list is an accumulation of...

Hello, My Name is Bill, and I’m a Church Growth Addict
Today's guest blogger is Bill Streger, a church planter from Houston, TX. Bill's confession is an easy trap to fall into. Bill writes: If only there were group meeting for church growth junkies. Alcoholics have them. Drug users have them....

HYBELS: Don't Ever Think This is Normal
Last week at the Multi-Site Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Pastor Lee Powell of CedarCreek Church near Toledo, OH (right in my back yard!). CedarCreek's story is amazing... they are just celebrating their 10th anniversary and have grown...

Andy Stanley: What is the Perfect Size of a Church?
I don't know if any of you have been following the post over at PoMoMusings involving Andy Stanley or not. Tony Morgan has referenced it a couple of times at his blog. Here's the scoop: It all started as a...

The Church, Church Growth, and Marketing
Here's a great thought-provoking read from WesleyBlog.com. I agree that everything doesn't have to be either/or in this area... I find it interesting that mainline pastors seem to be the biggest critics of church growth. The assumption among naysayers seems...

Church Growth Conference Helps Pastors Feel Like Miserable Failures
This just in from LarkNews.com: The "Bigger Church, Bigger Impact" conference wrapped on Friday, leaving participants feeling drained and dejected. "I came here thinking my church was doing all right. Now I see we're so dinky and dumb, it's not...

Double Your Church Attendance... Guaranteed!
I ran across an interesting site this morning... and I'm not going to even give you the URL. It is for a book simply entitled "Double Your Church Attendance". And it even comes with a guarantee: "Remember - there is...

How to Grow Your Church?
For those of you who have been regular readers of this blog, you know that there has been a running debate among all different types of approaches to how we 'do church'. We are a broad group of readers here...