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Right Questions for Church Leaders, Volume 3

By Lovett Weems

“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.” These two sentences introduce one of the most popular features in each issue of Leading Ideas, the online newsletter of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership Read the rest

Right Questions for Church Leaders, Volume 1

By Lovett Weems

“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.” These two sentences introduce one of the most popular features in each issue of Leading Ideas, the online newsletter of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership Read the rest

Right Questions for Church Leaders, Volume 2

By Lovett Weems

“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.” These two sentences introduce one of the most popular features in each issue of “Leading Ideas,” the online newsletter of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership Read the rest

Shift: Helping Congregations Back Into the Game of Effective Ministry

By Phil Maynard

An exploration of 5 key shifts congregations must make to become vital, effective, and fruitful: 1. From Fellowship to Hospitality, 2. From Worship as an Event to Worship as a Lifestyle, 3. From Membership to Discipleship, 4. Read the rest

THE CHURCH: Why Bother?: The Nature, Purpose, & Functions of the Local Church

By Jeffrey D. Johnson and Richard P. Belcher

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE AND MISSION OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST?

“Since Christ loved the church enough to die for her, every believer ought to share that passion. Jeffrey Johnson clearly Read the rest

The Book of Church Growth

By Thom Rainer

The Church Growth Movement has divided devout Christians. Even though Rainer is an advocate, his aim here is to present an objective view of the movement–its history, the theology associated with it, and the principles which seem Read the rest

Get Their Name: Grow Your Church by Building New Relationships

By Doug Anderson, Bob Farr, and Kay Kotan

Change your church culture. Create an outwardly focused environment where hospitality and invitation happen Sunday and every day of the week. This book offers five steps to help congregations go public with Read the rest

Ten Prescriptions for a Healthy Church

By Bob Farr and Kay Kotan

Ten Prescriptions for a Healthy Church
offers prescriptions for the top ten issues seen during church
consultations. Bob Farr and Kay Kotan share their expertise from working
with churches across the country, detailing the Read the rest

Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results

By Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

Thousands of congregations are in serious trouble. Children are not being taught the faith. Disciples are not being made. Lives are not being transformed. The poor are not being blessed. Communities are not being redeemed. Read the rest

Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow

By Carey Nieuwhof

You’ve probably noticed …

Churches aren’t growing.
Young adults are walking away.
Volunteers are hard to recruit.
Leaders are burning out.

And the culture is changing faster than ever before.

There’s no doubt the church is in Read the rest