Leadership Network

SURVEY: What Works Best at a New Church or Campus?

By: in: Church Planting, Multisite Churches on: February 20, 2017

How fast do new churches and multisite campuses grow? How much does it cost to start a new church or campus? We are looking…

Curious about Microsites for Your Church?

By: in: General Interest, Multisite Churches on: February 14, 2017

  By Kadi Cole and Warren Bird Is your church experimenting with or interested in developing microsites? A microsite is an intentionally small campus…

Church Responds to Community Need with Free Medical Clinic

By: in: Generous Churches on: January 31, 2017

By Warren Bird Dr. Dennis Episcopo uses an innovative method for determining ministries at Appleton Alliance Church in Appleton, WI, where he is pastor.…

It’s a New Year! Free Assessment to Learn How Your Leadership Team Is Doing

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: January 23, 2017

by Warren Bird TODAY is a great time to assess how your church's senior leadership team is doing -- and how it could improve.…

What Is Ministry Compensation?

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: January 10, 2017

By Warren Bird I remember visiting a missionary who had a big sign in his work space: “The pay ain’t great but the benefits…

How Did 2016 End for Your Church?

  By Warren Bird The 2016 holiday season, with both Christmas Day and New Year's Day falling on Sundays, had lots of new variables.…

U.S. Religion Contributes $1.2 Trillion Yearly to Our Economy and Society

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: December 12, 2016

by Warren Bird Religion makes a huge socio-economic contribution to life in the United States, some $1.2 trillion annually, according to recent research. These…

Do Teaching Pastors Really Make Only 51% of a Senior Pastor’s Pay?

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: December 5, 2016

By Warren Bird I'm intrigued by questions coming from readers of our large-church salary report, which we recently released. (The executive summary is free,…

Church Eliminates Debt and Now Gives Away 50 Percent of Income

By: in: Generous Churches on: December 4, 2016

By Warren Bird WoodsEdge Community Church Senior Pastor Jeff Wells knows there is only one thing that could have moved his church from a…

Jeff Kossack: Facilitating Growth for Next Generation Pastors

By: in: Leader Groups on: December 1, 2016

By Warren Bird Leadership Network has built a team of high-capacity leaders who serve churches in powerful ways. These leaders are field-tested as innovation…