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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…

Know Jesus…No Craft Beer / No Jesus…Know Craft Beer

By: in: Millennials on: September 11, 2016

Know Jesus—No evolution / No Jesus—Know evolution Know Jesus—No progressive political views / No Jesus—Know progressive political views Know Jesus—No gay friends / No Jesus—Know gay friends…

Leadership Network Top Picks from Flipboard – September

  Here’s a collection of interesting, thought-provoking articles from around the web from recent weeks. For more links, check out our Flipboard magazines: Leadership Network…

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…

Meet HUB:Missional Engagement Director John Poitevent

By: in: Missional, Uncategorized on: August 29, 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…

What Can Great Protestant Churches Learn from Great Catholic Churches?

By: in: Books, Conversations, Uncategorized on: August 26, 2016

My friend Bill Simon is releasing his new book Great Catholic Parishes this fall. Bill and his team from Parish Catalyst did some great…

Millennials: The “Keystone Species” to Your Church’s Future

By: in: Millennials on: August 24, 2016

Here’s how Wikipedia defines a “keystone species”: “A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to…

4 Keys to Creating a Missional Culture in Your Church

By: in: Missional, Uncategorized on: August 22, 2016

By John Poitevent Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This might be more true in churches than anywhere else.…

What Makes Our Leadership Team Work

By Mark Johnston with Ryan Hartwig Editor’s note: In our research for Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church (recently named Outreach magazine’s…

Myths About Millennials and Giving

  By Chris Willard with Warren Bird Growing your church and your people in generosity is important to you—and us. That’s why Leadership Network…