By Warren Bird and Dave Travis published on November 8, 2011
“Rising influence” churches show significant innovation in ministry, and they positively impact both their local communities and their pastoral peers. Most are looking for new, meaningful, biblically based ways to describe and measure spirituality. All strive to become better at connecting with, reaching and serving lost people, and most are trying to find new financial models where less of their total budget goes into facility costs. Multisite ministry is almost a given for these churches.
In this podcast, Dave Travis, chief executive officer of Leadership Network, talks to Dr. Warren Bird about Warren's research on lead pastors around the United States and Canada. In their discussion they talk about some of the metrics, trend, questions and predictions associated with “rising influence” churches.