Church Planting Is Not Just About Evangelism

Church Planting Is Not Just About Evangelism

When we first started our church we had to define “church planting” for almost everyone we talked to. These days church planting is so well known that it comes with a set of connotations, associations, and stereotypes—some fair and some not.

5 Shifts Your Church Must Make to Grow Small Groups

5 Shifts Your Church Must Make to Grow Small Groups

While the phrase “Paradigm Shift” may be used and heard a lot today, the actual occurrence of one is still a rare sight.

A paradigm shift can be defined as a dramatic change by members of a group or community in the cognitive framework of basic assumptions, ways of thinking, underlying suspicions and methodology. I believe a true paradigm shift in small group ministry can release a desperately needed disciple-making revolution in our churches.

10 Questions to Diagnose the Evangelistic Health of Your Church

10 Questions to Diagnose the Evangelistic Health of Your Church

Any good physician will make certain your physical exam includes at least three components.

First, the doctor will want you to have thorough lab work. Second, all exams include a comprehensive look at your physical body. Third, the physician will ask you a series of questions that would lead him or her to know more about your overall physical and emotional health.

52 Ideas for Inviting Someone to Church This Year

52 Ideas for Inviting Someone to Church This Year

The simple act of inviting friends and acquaintances to your church can impact eternity.

A study by LifeWay Research found about two-thirds of churchgoers made it a point to invite someone to church in the last six months, but nearly a third said they hadn’t extended an invitation to anyone.

Won Kwak on Evangelism in NYC

Won Kwak on Evangelism in NYC

We asked Won Kwak, lead pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, NJ, “What does evangelism look like in New York City?”

6 Needed Shifts for Reaching the Next Generation

6 Needed Shifts for Reaching the Next Generation

My friend Danny prides himself on being spiritual but not religious, environmentally caring, generally loving, and suspicious of all organized religion, especially evangelical Christianity. My team of campus ministers first met him playing pickup basketball. While he was quick to express he was not interested in a relationship with Jesus, he continued to be intrigued by and drawn into our Christian community.