Healthy Things Grow

Over the last 10-15 years, my partner in 24toDouble, Pastor Jerry Lawson, has learned a TON about the ins and outs of growing a church. One thing I learned from Jerry is that healthy things grow. Now before we get started, let’s get one thing out of the way… The concept of “church growth” at …

7 Things Your Church NEEDS to Grow

When you give it your all on your outreach efforts, only to see that new visitors don’t translate into steady church growth, ask yourself the question… Are we making follow-up a priority? I mean, really making follow-up a priority. You know where your priorities lie—not so much on the amount of effort put into something—but …

Never do this, Pastor.

“Teach me to number my days, that I may gain a hear of wisdom.” Numbering vs Counting the Days Watch the video above for my complete thoughts on what I want you to know today. The only day you can really number is today. Will today matter? How will you allow God to make today …

7 Systems Your Church Can’t Live Without

We often talk about church systems here at MyChurchTraining.com. And for good reasons. Systems are the backbone (and often unseen or otherwise unappreciated) that enables the body of the church to flourish. While there are any number of factors that can diminish a church’s impact or effectiveness, most churches never get out of the dysfunction zone because of a problem with its systems.

6 Things Pastors Forget About the Rest of Us

I love my work. I get to help churches grow. Over the years I’ve become aware of just how different church environments are from any other work environment. Lately, it seems churches have become really good at developing high-quality work environments. In fact, some of you are working in your city’s “best places to work.” …