Church Growth

The Worst Thing You Can Say To Your Students – Helping Youth Workers Build Successful Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I was scrolling through Instagram and I stopped on video of a youth pastor making a big announcement. What he said made me cringe and it is the very thing you should never say to your youth group. “we built this for you” The youth pastor was announcing a new youth room for their students. I am sure the the youth pastor had the best intentions and I do not understand the context so I am basing my three reasons…

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The Worst Thing You Can Say To Your Students – Helping Youth Workers Build Successful Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I was scrolling through Instagram and I stopped on video of a youth pastor making a big announcement. What he said made me cringe and it is the very thing you should never say to your youth group. “we built this for you” The youth pastor was announcing a new youth room for their students. I am sure the the youth pastor had the best intentions and I do not understand the context so I am basing my three reasons…

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Pastor, Here’s How You Hold On To Talented Youth Workers – Helping Youth Workers Build Successful Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Youth Pastors do not leave churches, they leave Pastors. Pastor, does that shock you? I know that many pastors want to couch a youth pastors leaving their church in religious language and claiming God’s will, etc. but the truth is, they’re leaving you. Just like when two people break up, one person will try to let the other person down gently by saying, “It’s not you, it’s me”. I never left a church because of the students, never. I usually…

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Being Persecuted, Church Growth – Christian Article

Tweet Most of us try to avoid being persecuted, but the truth is, persecution can actually grow the church and grow us. Here’s how. A Normal Thing No Christian should ever be surprised when they are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. The real surprise is if they’ve never been persecuted. If that’s the case, something is very wrong. The Apostle Paul says that “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2…

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The Four-Letter Word That Isn’t – Youth Ministry Christian Article

“I don’t really look at numbers; I’m more interested in spiritual growth.” “You’re so numbers-focused—do you even know anyone’s names?” “Numbers aren’t the only way to gauge ministry success.” I work in a pretty large church. I’ve heard all of these “numbers” criticisms, and then some. In the not-too-distant past, I even spouted some of them. I’ve also rolled my eyes at the typical comebacks—‘numbers are people” and “we count because we care” and “healthy things grow.” All of us have…

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Church Growth – Andy Lawrenson – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Church Growth I see many “free” video courses pop up on social media about church growth. “Is your church stuck at ___ (fill in the blank with the number) and you want to grow past _____ (fill in the blank with number). There are a lot of church growth strategies and ideas floating around out there. Here are two ways to grow a church: (in my opinion) Step One: Faithfully SharingBecoming a Great Commission Community. Church members sharing their faith…

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