5 Lessons Small Churches Can Learn from Larger Churches

Effective leaders have a knack for looking for ministry insights from a wide bandwidth of church sizes, types, and styles. The key is knowing what lessons to look for, and where to find them. Earlier I posted 5 important lessons large churches can learn from smaller churches. But equally true, leaders of small churches, of…

What Large Churches Can Learn from Smaller Churches

Most church leaders look to churches with larger weekend attendance for insights and next-step strategies. I do this. If you’re a church leader, you also likely do this. But increasingly I’m seeing that effective leaders are learning from a much wider “bandwidth” of sources, including healthy churches which are smaller in size. If you have…

Ever Been So Mad You Felt Like Leaving Your Church?

In the past 24 months I’ve switched my home cable provider three times. A grocery store opened closer to our house last year, so we’ve switched to that store. I discovered that a different credit card would help me accumulate travel points quicker, so I switched to that card a few months ago. All of…

Guest post by Carey Nieuhof – Are You Actually Attracting Unchurched People?

Today’s guest post comes from Carey Nieuhof, lead pastor at Connexus Church, with campuses in Barrie and Orillia, Ontario. Carey is one of Canada’s sharpest Kingdom leaders, and in today’s post he poses a question that I believe every church leader in Canada needs to wrestle with; ‘Are we REALLY attracting unchurched people to our…

Why Leaders Focus on “Starting Points”

I’ll never forget the dazed and confused looks on the faces of the members of our team as we stood there looking at the mall map. We were in Toronto putting on a conference, and during an evening break several of us had piled into a van to dash over to a nearby shopping mall…