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The Value of a Mile

The Value of a Mile

Since January 1 I’ve been walking one mile a day. It’s part of our Transformathon—which ends later this month with an amazing 5K walk that I’ll be live-streaming from two different locations—but it’s also part of my health routine. When Covid hit last year and my travel schedule suddenly opened up, it didn’t take me…

One More Chance to Join the Movement

One More Chance to Join the Movement

Today is a historic day for the United States of America; for the 59th time in our country’s history, we inaugurated a new president and vice-president, and began another chapter in our leadership history. As is common for inaugurations, there were a lot of words spoken about where our country finds itself and where the…

Seven Decades of Lessons (and A Gift)

Seven Decades of Lessons (and A Gift)

This Saturday, I will turn 74 years old. Like most birthdays when you get older, I’ll celebrate in some way with my family and friends, but for the most part I’ll treat it like most other days: focused on the mission of transformation. But that doesn’t mean I won’t reflect on my life and what…

Four Tests of Your Leadership

Four Tests of Your Leadership

We’re already in the middle of August, and as the calendar tips toward Fall, there’s still a lot of coronavirus challenges to deal with. Maybe you’re tired of reading about it, or maybe you’re tired from having to live through it—either way, this is certainly a season that puts everyone to the test. Especially leaders.…

Multisite with faster growth than church planting

Multisite is currently producing faster growth than church planting. 85% of multisite churches are growing. Smaller churches are starting to go with a multisite strategy. Many churches are adding locations because of mergers. 88% of churches surveyed reported an overall increased number of volunteers. The average multisite church is just 4 years old. Half of …

5 Helpful Church Growth Ratios

Church growth ratios are a reference tool to aid in ministry action plans. Ratios are broad guidelines describing general characteristics that healthy, growing churches will exhibit. The Bonsai Theory or 80% Rule The 80% Rule observes that churches will grow to fill their available space. Ken Hemphill coined the term “Bonsai Theory” to illustrate this …