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The Gin Tub, a bar south of London, has employed technology from the 1830’s called a Faraday Cage to block cell phone signals inside of the bar. Patrons are unable to use their phones in the bar, and for the most part, it has changed the culture of the bar, winning the loyalty of many who enjoy the experience.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: While pubs and bars are an important part of the community culture in Britain, American churches could take note of this unique bar’s attempt to build better community.
  • Alternatives to Blocking: There are most likely safety and legal concerns with blocking cell signals, but can churches be more proactive in discouraging the use of cell phones on Sunday morning?
  • Relying on Cell Phones? Perhaps your church relies on cell phones to use church-based apps on Sunday morning, but are there unintended costs to community when it comes to relying on cell phones?
  • Creating Spaces: A bar creates a public space to gather with friends. How can churches create social spaces in their buildings in order to encourage members to spend more time with each other?
What can you control about your church’s environment and culture when it comes to encouraging more community and conversation? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

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Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.
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While most adults use social media in order to connect with friends and to find entertainment, teens who grow up with social media are finding a world without boundaries and tools that they are using to define themselves. Instagram and SnapChat enable teens to tell the world who they are, but the world can also comment back. Parents need to help teens find healthy boundaries and model good use of social media.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1!  Why this story matters for church leaders: Church members use social media frequently, but teens are especially immersed in the world of social media and using it to define themselves.
  • Social Media Perspectives: Get in touch with some teens in your church to hear how they use social media and what some of the potential downsides could be.
  • Model Healthy Behaviors: Besides understanding the challenges of social media, model healthy social media use so that your congregation can learn from your example, not just from sermons.
  • Empower Parents: Are there discussions or training events you can host for parents related to healthy social media use?
What are your personal challenges when it comes to using social media? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.    
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A number of changes are coming in the next 10-20 years for the church, including a need for more churches to rely on bi-vocational pastors and minimizing the role of seminary. Some churches will rely on seminary students with online degrees. Home churches and creative fundraising will also become important as more churches struggle to survive financially.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1!   Why this story matters for church leaders: Financial changes are going to squeeze many churches in the next 10-20 years. How will your ministry adapt? 
  • Rethinking training: Ministry training is changing to online courses or church-based programs and internships. Are there ways you can ease the on-ramp to ministry in your church?
  • Funding Ministry: If you have financial concerns at your ministry, are there ways you can incorporate more bi-vocational enterprises into your staffing?
  • New Meeting Models: While multisite is a popular option for churches today, are we approaching a time when home meetings are going to become more financially ideal?
Looking ahead 10 years, which of these challenges do you expect to encounter? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.
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After spending the past ten years on the PEACE Plan around the world, Rick Warren has announced a shift in his vision after the PEACE ministry has matured. Warren will host a Purpose Driven Church Conference this month in order to begin moving toward his new vision of church renewal in America.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters to church leaders: Every significant ministry needs an end date or a set time for transition, and Rick Warren models this as he shifts his focus to church renewal after investing in the PEACE Plan for 10 years.
  • Who Picks the End Date? Don’t wait for ministries to falter or struggle. Set your own end dates so that you can work toward a clear goal.
  • Keep Looking Ahead: Vital ministry isn’t about maintaining what you have. Ministry must also look forward and plan for the future, shifting to meet new challenges.
  • What season are you in? Are you in a season of renewal, change, or launching? How will you leave time to look to the future?
What is one thing that you need to complete in the next year? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.  
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Thom Rainer writes that many churches will seek to hire a pastor of community evangelism in the future. Rainer writes that evangelism continues to be a struggle for many churches, and one person to lead local evangelism efforts will be key. Most churches are not evangelistic and they struggle to coordinate events, ministries, and social media connections, leading to a need for a new position.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1!  Why this story matters for church leaders: Evangelism is a challenge for many Christians, including evangelicals, and a central position focused on sharing the Gospel can help churches improve in their focus and coordination.
  • Reversing Trends: If churches are losing members and failing to reach out, then the decline of congregations is inevitable unless there’s a change.
  • Coordinating Ministries: A champion for evangelism on staff will keep it from falling through the cracks or being overshadowed by other concerns.
  • Tying Social Media to Evangelism: How people work out their faith and search for answers is changing, and evangelism is both online and in person today.
How can your church provide support to your evangelism efforts? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.  
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Current Events, Current Events, Leadership, Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Start Here, Technology, Trends
From work emails to phone calls and social media, more employees are struggling to divide their personal and work lives, especially executives. One third of Americans never even turn off their cell phones, and the constant access to work communication can prove stressful, especially for the extroverts who fear missing out. More introverted employees can sometimes disconnect better from work communication while at home, but the most important factor of all was having a clear, intentional plan for using social media and communicating with work while at home.

Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! 

Why this story matters for church leaders: Technology can sometimes make church leaders too accessible, especially when they should be resting or at home with family.
  • Keeping Work “at the Office”: While pastors can’t keep everything at the office, how can they set up healthy barriers between themselves and the demands of ministry?
  • Setting Expectations: Sometimes it can help to set expectations for how soon someone can expect a reply. Most of the time a text message or email can wait.
  • Direct Elsewhere: If you prefer to receive messages in a particular place, consider creating an autoresponder to let others know how you prefer to reply to messages.
Is there a particular type of technology you use that tends to be particularly invasive or difficult to manage? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.
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Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Start Here, Technology, Trends, Uncategorized
The popularity of cell phones are driving a striking decline in empathy as more regular users are missing out on the benefits of in-person conversations. Couples are writing via text messages rather than conversing in real person, families spend time “together” but on their phones, and job applicants struggle in interviews after writing excellent letters. The use of smartphones isn’t just cutting into our time, they’re cutting into our ability to connect with each other.
Click here for the full story. Get stories like this and more each week with Ministry Briefing! Order now and receive your first four issues for just $1! Why this matters for church leaders: Church leaders need to be aware of any threats to their empathy in order to minister effectively, but as they seek to counsel their congregation and support their spiritual growth, they need to know the kind of impact that technology is having.
  • Reclaiming the Conversation: In this new book by Sherry Turkle, we learn that research reveals young people are relying too much on text messages and aren’t developing interpersonal skills and, worst of all, aren’t developing empathy because of this missing face-to-face interaction.
  • Marriages and Angry Text Messages: The down side of technology appears to be showing up the most in the context of marriages where couples rely on text messages rather than having a discussion.
  • Addressing the Impact of Technology: Pastors have an important role in both setting their own boundaries with technology and helping others do the same. Are there ways your staff and your family can model better cell phone habits?
How can you help your congregation through these challenges presented through smartphones? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.
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There are 4,000 megachurches in the world with 100 million attending. They make up 10% of the church overall. However, Karl Vaters notes that these impressive numbers pale in comparison to the estimated seven billion people in the world. In order to reach more people with the Gospel, we need the other 90% of churches to tap their full potential.
Click here to read the full story. Get stories like this and more each week with Ministry Briefing! Order now and receive your first four issues for just $1! Why this matters for church leaders: The primary growth area for the church will be in smaller congregations that are either revitalized or planted. The future of the church depends on small and large churches working together.
  • What can small churches learn? It’s common knowledge that new church plants tend to be more effective at reaching communities with the gospel. That should motivate larger churches to invest more in helping small churches and new plants become more effective in reaching their neighbors with the Gospel.
  • Small churches can partner together: A smaller church size has advantages that can be tapped into. Small churches can share properties and resources, making them efficient and easily adapted as new challenges arise.
  • Small churches can make their own reputation: Larger churches tend to get featured in news stories and are subject to the whims and assumptions of popular opinion. Smaller churches can fly under the radar and minister without necessarily being in the public spotlight.
Is there a small church that your ministry can help? Is there a large church that you can ask for help? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.
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Current Events, Current Events, Leadership, Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Start Here, Trends
Maybe you’re tired of the many “sky is falling” predictions for the American church. I know we are, but the Hartford Institute for Religious Research just published some figures that church leaders need to notice. Church attendance averages are dropping across all denominations, but there are some solutions that are within reach. For the first time since 2000, the average attendance of 58% of American churches has dipped below 100 attendees. That means America is filled with lots of tiny churches that need to rethink their outreach strategies, approach to ministry, and finances. The church has no shortage of ideas for how to remedy this negative trend, but picking the right one and then implementing it effectively is the hard part. So where do you start as a church leader if your attendance is part of this overall trend? First, you need to focus on getting more efficient with your time by recalibrating the expectations of your congregation. Thom Rainer writes, for instance, that the monthly church business meeting has been dropped by nearly 70% of churches in an attempt to minimize conflict and to use time more efficiently. There are plenty of ways to communicate business information with your congregation and to gather feedback without gathering people together for a long meeting every month. Most importantly, leaders need to learn how ministry adapts with the times and with the people in their areas. The old way of “doing business” or doing ministry won’t work forever, and the end of business meetings is a good example of that. Most young adults have no interest in a monthly business meeting at church! As you consider ways to reach out to new people, to innovate in your ministry, and to plant new ministries or churches, missionaries are often ideal examples to follow. Missionaries are excellent at evaluating the religious background and culture of a people group and then finding ways to communicate the Gospel. The most successful missionaries cultivate an “indigenous” church that worships God with their own language and culture. How does your church need to adapt in order to share the Gospel in today’s culture? Find out more in this issue of Ministry Briefing. Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.  
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See just one of the stories in this week’s edition of Ministry Briefing: Has it ever seemed to you that all you hear about when it comes to churches is the megachurches? There has recently been a study done to highlight those smaller churches that represent a large percentage of churchgoers.   Dr. Warren Bird at Leadership Network writes:
A disproportionate amount of media coverage goes to megachurches — those congregations that draw 2,000 or more adults and children weekly. But what about those churches are slightly less large — from 500 up? New research profiles those churches, a largely understudied group, but one that represents about 40% of Protestant churchgoers.
Click here to read the whole story. What the research finds:
  • Just over two thirds of the weekly attenders are under age 50
  • Over a third of these churches are multiracial
  • Multisite churches are growing at a far faster rate than single-site churches
  • Seemingly less importance is placed on denominational connections with an intentional migration out of denominations
Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of 50 top stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing!
logo_ministry_c Save Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.  
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See this story and others in this week’s edition of Ministry Briefing A new report by Dr. Warren Bird at Leadership Network found North American megachurches are scaling down their sizes and thinking in smaller units. Seating in megachurches is averaging around 1,200 seats rather than the average of 1,500 from five years ago. In addition, 79% of megachurches invest significant time in small groups. Dr. Bird writes:
If you say the word megachurch, most people think of a gigantic sanctuary like the 16,000-seat former stadium of the Houston Rockets, that hosts Lakewood Church, led by Joel Osteen. On the one hand, every year sees an increase in the number of large-attendance churches. And the average total worship attendance at all campuses is also on the increase.
Read the full article by clicking here.  Why does this matter:
  • How is the multi-site church impacting your community/church?
  • Does your church focus on small groups or how does it cultivate relationships among members?
  • What can your church do to grow, regardless of current size?
Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of 50 top stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing!
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Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.  
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