Over the past 10 months, I’ve received numerous emails and tweets from pastors all over the country who have used I Am a Church Member for their starting point to introduce new member classes. Their reasons for doing so are almost identical to the five reasons Matt lists here.
Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, reports on the church plants started in 2010 through the organization’s church planting initiative. The results are both encouraging and exciting.
I’ve written before on what it’s like for guests who show up at a church for the first time. Melody’s experiences are right in line with what I discovered as a church consultant.
Carey’s post covers a subject similar to my upcoming book, Autopsy of a Deceased Church. Churches often want to grow but are many times unwilling to change to do so—even unto the death of the church.
Every effective leader battles burnout at some point. Pastors are no exception. That’s why it’s so important to know the warning signs, to recognize them, and to act to avoid burnout.