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10 Truths of Leadership Development

January 26, 2016


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10 Truths of Churches that Do a Great Job with Leadership Development (Part 1)

by Brent Dolfo

Ever wonder why some churches ministries grow and multiply rapidly and others don’t?  While there are many factors, one of the key accelerants to planting more churches, starting more campuses, or deploying more people to impact a city is how diligent a church is in leadership development.

In the past few years, Leadership Network has run 7 different large church cohorts in Leadership Development. Each cohort has had a dozen large churches learning from one another’s models.  To learn more about our latest group starting in April, HUB:Leadership Development.

I’ve had a chance to have a ringside seat learning from the best models that have reproduced leaders for kingdom expansion.  In this short blog I’d like to lay out the first 5 factors that contribute to “fruitfulness” in Leadership Development.  Next week, we’ll look at the next five. Taken together, these 10 principles form some of the best thinking in the church today on Leadership Development…

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Churches with Attendance of 500-1,799 Represent 40% of Protestant Churchgoers

by Warren Bird

A disproportionate amount of media coverage goes to megachurches — those congregations that draw 2,000 or more adults and children weekly. But what about those churches are slightly less large — from 500 up? New research profiles those churches, a largely understudied group, but one that represents about 40% of Protestant churchgoers.

The free report has just been released. Written by megachurch scholar Scott Thumma, Ph.D. (and I served as co-researcher on the project), it includes these significant findings about churches in the 500-1,799 attendance range:…

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Does “Clarity of Mission and Purpose” Change with Church Size?

by Warren Bird

The surprising answer is yes. The general trend (there are always exceptions) is that the larger the attendance or growth rate, the more likely a church’s leadership is to strongly agree that “our church has a clear mission and purpose.” In fact, it’s a striking contrast:

– 79% for churches with attendances of 2,000 and higher

– 41% for churches with attendances of 50-1,999…

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Oklahoma-based LifeChurch’s YouVersion Bible App Celebrates Another Milestone

NEWSOK.COM – Life.Church’s popular YouVersion Bible App just marked another major milestone that has the megachurch’s leaders celebrating and vowing to reach even more people with the Gospel.

Bobby Gruenewald, innovation pastor at Life.Church and creator of the YouVersion Bible App, said the app topped 200 million installs a few days before Thanksgiving…

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