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You Belong Here: Restoring Families in Greater Detroit

Rachel Ankers March 15, 2018

With 60 years of ministry and three generations of pastors under their belt, Family Christian Church in Ecorse, Michigan, has turned their attention to developing and restoring families and making sure everyone who walks through the doors of their church feels and understands the mission… “You belong here.” Lead pastor, Eric Cedo says ”The biggest… Continue Reading »

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Community Connections through ChMS

Rachel Ankers March 13, 2018

Since its founding in 1855, First Presbyterian Church of Waco in Waco, Texas, has been focused on being a presence in the community through outreach and community development. While they have a strong outward focus, the congregation has spent 163 years looking for meaningful ways to make connections with each other, too. That’s why they’ve… Continue Reading »

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Only a Disciple Can Make Disciples: 3 Keys to Encouraging Discipleship

John Gilman March 12, 2018

Discipleship is an integral part of the spiritual growth and development of a believer. Once an individual comes to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, the next step is discipleship. What that looks like, however, can be very different for each person. Much of our responsibility as church leaders is to create opportunities and environments… Continue Reading »

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4 Ways to Support Those in Times of Transition

Rachel Ankers March 8, 2018

Every one of us experiences times of change.  Few people like and embrace change.  In fact, most of us, including church leaders, tend to run from change.  We feel safe in the status quo.  We feel comfortable in the way things are.  Times of change can be unsettling for our church members.  They might be… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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Principles of Church Growth: Clarifying Vision and Mission

Jennifer Byrd March 2, 2018

Clarity is something people crave.  Few people are satisfied with ambiguity or fuzziness in different areas of life.  Take our eyesight for example.  We all want to see the world around us clearly.  Clear sight helps us to know where we are going, as well as helping us to avoid hazards or obstacles along the… Continue Reading »

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Love, Live, and Lead like Jesus

Rachel Ankers February 28, 2018

Founded in 1989, Spring Hills Baptist Church in Granville, Ohio, quickly found their calling when the church grew from 16 people to more than 1,000 in just 10 years. Now, SHBC stands as a beacon of light for the community with their focus on missions, community outreach, and developing connections with people as they strive… Continue Reading »

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Principles of Church Growth: Creating Ownership

Jennifer Byrd February 27, 2018

Creating growth in the local church is not only the responsibility church leaders have.  While the leaders are often the ones to establish the vision and set goals for any desired growth, the members of the  congregation must buy in and actively participate in achieving the goals.  The personal investment of members is essential to… Continue Reading »

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