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Why You Should Know the Retention Rate of Financial Givers

By: in: Generous Churches, Megachurches on: September 15, 2016

By David Thoroughman I was recently talking with a pastor at a multisite church about the stagnant growth he was experiencing at one particular…

12 Salary Trends Every Church Leader Should Know: 2016 Large Church Salary Study–Complete Report

By: in: Megachurches on: September 8, 2016

Our most comprehensive study to date, this report contains 35 pages of more than 20 tables and graphics, giving details and metrics on pay…

Giving Metrics that Tell a Church’s Generosity Story Podcast

By: in: Generous Churches on: August 31, 2016

How's giving going in your church? You might be surprised what you find out if you are tracking three vital generosity metrics that most…

Myths About Millennials and Giving Podcast

By: in: Generous Churches on: August 17, 2016

In this new podcast on generosity, Chris Willard delves into the generosity strategies that engage millennials. What are the keys to getting this passionate generation…

What Is Neighboring?

by Brian Mavis, co-author of The Neighboring Church, by Rick Rusaw & Brian Mavis When I felt called to ministry as a twenty-year-old, what…

The Neighboring Church: Getting Better at What Jesus Says Matters Most

By: in: Books, Uncategorized on: August 10, 2016

Getting the local church to see outside its walls has long been a passion of Rick Rusaw and Brian Mavis as they led LifeBridge Christian Church…

Leadership Network Podcast: What All Generous Churches Have

In this second podcast on generosity, Chris Willard discusses what all generous churches have that sets them apart. He talks with Pastor Ron Edmondson from Immanuel…

Reaching the “Unaffiliateds”

By: in: Books, Uncategorized on: May 24, 2016

from The Resurgent Church by Mike McDaniel I pastor a church called Grace Point, and it was born for a certain kind of person,…

A Vision Statement Is Only as Strong as the Leader Is

By: in: Books on: April 20, 2016

by Shawn Lovejoy To be honest, I’m not a big fan of vision statements. Vision statements are a dime a dozen as far as…

Be Mean About the Vision

By: in: Books on: April 19, 2016

by Shawn Lovejoy A church not only needs a vision, it needs to sustain its trajectory over time. Be Mean About the Vision offers…