Motivation – The Unsung Virtue, part 1

Grindstone

There is a noticeable difference between the motivation of leadership in healthy, growing churches and those stagnant or in decline. This is a painful reality, but a reality all the same: some churches thrive because they care more. Their passion is stronger and they simply work harder at ministry. They aren’t as sloppy. They don’t […]

America’s Largest Churches and Megalaphobia

America’s ten largest churches in Sunday attendance are: Lakewood Church – Houston, Texas North Point Community Church – Alpharetta, Georgia Willow Creek Community Church – South Barrington, Illinois Southeast Christian Church – Louisville, Kentucky Saddleback Church – Lake Forest, California Woodlands Church – The Woodlands, Texas Central Christian Church – Las Vegas, Nevada Second Baptist […]

An Inch Wide and an Inch Deep?

Deep Water Background

I spoke with a colleague via Facebook chat Saturday night about the level of “quality” a particular church seemed to possess, though they were small. Indeed, churches can be an inch wide and a mile deep. We then spoke of other types of churches that fit the “mile wide and an inch deep” phenomenon. However, […]