Worth Fighting For: Key Lessons in Reviving a Small Church in Decline

I asked Jimmy Hinton to provide insight into the turnaround process in the small church where he ministers in Somerset Pennsylvania. He graciously provided these insights, reminding us that small churches don’t have to die. They can make a return to growth but it is going to take work! Jimmy’s thoughts… Many people have told […]

The Perfect Storm That is Resulting in Declining Churches

We have had our fair share of rain over the last 24 hours here in Saint Petersburg. Hurricane Isaac has passed to our west and the bands of rain keep sweeping over us. We are getting cycles of rain and sun over and over this morning. That is how church life seems to go as […]

The 100 Largest and Fastest Growing Churches

This month Outreach magazine published a list of the 100 largest churches and the 100 fastest growing churches. Here are a few of the highlights. Five largest churches: Lakewood Church – Houston, TX (47,000) Willow Creek Community Church – South Barrington, IL (23,500) Second Baptist Church – Houston, TX (23,198) Saddleback Church – Lake Forest, […]