Category Archives: MINISTRY DESIGN | APPROACHES

High Expectations

By Thom Rainer

For over a quarter of a century the problem of losing church members has progressively increased. Today the situation is so bad that less than one-third of the members in some churches attend worship services. Church leaders 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

Creating Your Church’s Culture: How to Uproot Mediocrity and Create a Healthy Organizational Culture

By Stephen Blandino

How do you create a thriving organizational culture in your church? Churches are committed to a spiritual mission, but it is often the organizational aspects of the church that hinder the mission from moving forward. Cultivating health Read the rest

Mission Creep: The Five Subtle Shifts That Sabotage Evangelism & Discipleship

By Larry Osborne

“Evangelism and discipleship aren’t rocket science. When Jesus sent out a ragtag team from Galilee with the expectation that they would evangelize and disciple the world, they pulled it off as a natural and spontaneous outworking of Read the rest

Kingdom Come: Why We Must Give Up Our Obsession with Fixing the Church-and What We Should Do Instead

By Reggie McNeal

“There’s a reason Jesus taught us to pray “Thy Kingdom come . . .” and not “Thy church come.”The church clearly plays an important role in God’s plans. It was established by Christ, and he is Read the rest

The Curve Ahead: Discovering the Path to Unlimited Growth

By Dave Power

“Why do most growth companies stop growing? These fast-growing businesses are the engines of economic growth and wealth creation, but most fall behind the curve before reaching their potential. Executives are surprised when their business models mature Read the rest

Stuck in a Funk?: How to Get Your Church Moving Forward

By Tony Morgan

“Stuck in a Funk? is Tony Morgan’s well-crafted analysis of how leaders can help reinvigorate their churches and congregations while at the same time making a bigger impact in their ministry. Morgan’s work is simple and filled Read the rest