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Principles of Church Growth: Research

Meredith Mahon Morris March 5, 2018

When trying to promote and experience growth of the local church, whether in numbers or in depth of spiritual walk, church leaders must approach this growth both spiritually and practically.  One of the ways in which church leaders can intentionally seek after this outcome is by conducting a variety of research studies with regard to… Continue Reading »


#MeToo: 4 Ways Your Church Can Support those who are Hurting

Meredith Mahon Morris February 5, 2018

Every day, the media is full of new reports of men in leadership roles being accused of sexual misconduct and harassment. These are men in key positions in government, the media, sports, etc. No one seems exempt from the sudden accusation and spotlight. The #MeToo movement has brought a clandestine but paramount subject straight to… Continue Reading »


Short-Term Missions: Part III – Benefits of the Sending Church

Meredith Mahon Morris January 26, 2018

In Part III of our four-part series on short-term missions, we look at the benefits for the Global North sending church.  In general, short-term involvement can be a game-changer for Western churches seeking the development of congregants. It broadens perspective and can challenge people’s world view as few other things can. The following are four… Continue Reading »


Becoming Globally Minded: Commit, Learn, and Do

Meredith Mahon Morris December 27, 2017

As church leaders, it is our duty and responsibility to lead our congregations in the ways in which God has called us.  Without a doubt, part of that call is an outward focus on the people of the world.  But how do we develop this kind of a missional, globally minded worldview in the minds… Continue Reading »


Do We Still Need International Missions?

Meredith Mahon Morris November 29, 2017

As church leaders, we have a keen interest in the concept of a “shrinking globe.” When we look at the church around the world, it seems there are more churches, more Christians, and more faith-based initiatives in just about every nation thanks to international missions.  It seems as if, surely, Christianity must be close to… Continue Reading »


3 MUST-HAVES for a Successful Fall Festival

Meredith Mahon Morris October 19, 2017

October is the prime time for church fall festivals. Hosting a Hallelujah Harvest, Trunk or Treat or some other fall festival is a great way to introduce your church to new families in a non-intimidating way. Most churches invest money and time in the hopes of holding a successful outreach event for families. Families are… Continue Reading »


Ministry Impact Story: The Bible Chapel

Meredith Mahon Morris September 20, 2017

The Bible Chapel was born in 1963 when nine couples began meeting, praying, and studying the scriptures together in McMurray, Pennsylvania. It has experienced a stream of steady growth as the area has changed and the congregation has matured. The Bible Chapel rests on the love and sacrifice of its people who’ve always sought to… Continue Reading »


Remembering God’s Faithfulness During Uncertain Times

Meredith Mahon Morris September 8, 2017

The evening news has been on at my house every night this week because we are all anxious to hear the latest update regarding the impending Hurricane Irma. “Anxious”…that word seems to describe the feeling in the air and the overall attitude on social media this week as well. Although each night at 6 pm… Continue Reading »

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