Thank you for sharing 2016 with us! It was an exciting year (I’ll share more about that tomorrow).
We tried to stir up some important conversations for church leaders this year, and some of the most popular were about church health, learning a planning process, why churches of all sizes get stuck, and less frequent attendance patterns.
Here’s a recap of the Top 10 articles on TonyMorganLive.com in 2016. Check out any of these posts that you may have missed, and we look forward to sharing more ways to help you get unstuck in 2017.
Churches experiencing the most healthy growth tend to have a discipleship approach in the form of a path. These churches have realized that defining a discipleship path without cutting programs won’t work.
Church leadership teams often ignore, or miss entirely, the warning signs that their church is headed for decline. We’ve seen these 10 indicators of an impending decline over and over again.
“Stuck” means different things for different churches. Though every church is unique, these are some of the common challenges we see in mid-size churches.
4. How The Orchard Church Grows Despite People Attending Less Frequently: Fast-Growing UMC Churches (Part 1)
I thought these pastors’ stories might encourage other UMC pastors, as well as those in other mainline denominations experiencing a season of decline.
In the midst of planning and preparing for Easter, many churches over-estimate their level of readiness to reach unchurched people.
Before putting together a strategic plan, it’s crucial to make sure the church staff and structure will support ministry health and growth. These are some common mistakes I’ve seen when it comes to structuring a staff team.
Learning a great planning process is good stewardship of Kingdom resources. Great planning processes include four key elements.
Although churches of every size can get stuck, there are some challenges that seem to be common in small churches.
Often times, leaders in churches facing attendance decline are concerned that people are attending services less frequently. But it’s important to recognize that there are other factors, besides decreasing frequency, that are contributing to the overall attendance decline.
Are you holding onto too much control? This leadership flaw won’t serve your church or the Kingdom well in the long-run.