November 23, 2018

Growing church membership is a top priority for many faith communities. However, faith community leaders know all too well that becoming a member doesn’t always mean long-term commitment—or even active involvement in the faith community. Perhaps the answer to cultivating a more engaged congregation lies in focusing on more than just member counts. Rushing visitors…

November 16, 2018

Here is a short list of some time-tested best practices (and actions to avoid) to help reach out to your community and achieve maximum growth for your ministry. DO’S: DO have clear, prominent, welcoming signage. DO strategically place greeters throughout your building, parking area and walkways. DO personally greet every visitor. DO make sure greeters…

October 5, 2018

Lifeway Resources CEO, Thom S. Rainer, has just released a new book (available exclusively through Lifeway until the end of 2018). It is a report on hope. It is a report from the trenches of spiritual warfare. It is a report of churches that are really revitalizing. Against all human odds. Defying all conventional wisdom….

August 3, 2018

The rebellious generation may become the religious generation. Baby boomers, those born between the years 1946 to 1964, are becoming more involved in church. One of the most significant longitudinal studies (a study over many years) ever done provides a treasure trove of information for church leaders. And one of the most significant findings is…

July 9, 2018

When most people think of social media influence, they think of Facebook. But there’s another site out that’s also getting a lot of notice: YouTube. A church YouTube presence is essential. The Pew Research Center recently released the results of its latest survey on the use of the internet and social media among Americans —…