Four Ways Growth Changes Your Pastor

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Growth inherently changes how things function. If you doubt this look at your children when they are infants and then in High School. Their needs and actions change as they grow. The same is true for a tree going from sapling Continue reading

Multisite Research Surprises

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Leadership Network and Generis are about to release the results of the largest multisite church research project ever conducted. Responses came from 535 churches across 12 countries (91% US) —together representing 1.8 million in weekly worship. Some of the results you’d expect and Continue reading

Abandoning Church membership

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Membership has it’s privileges. For decades American Express reminded us. You pay their annual fee, you get their perks. This is the base-line concept of membership for Americans. For generations membership in a local church meant something else. You were committed to Continue reading

When to Hire an outsider

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When moving towards a new hire the first decision is often the most critical: Hire from the inside or outside your current church family? Many church leaders have lost sleep (or hair) evaluating their options and deciding if an external Continue reading

Necessary Generosity

Victims queue for food and water in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban
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This past Sunday, Lifepointe Church gave away all of our offering to help those in the Philippines devastated by typhoon Haiyan last week. All of it. We made the decision because we were deeply troubled by the lost lives, but Continue reading