Doctrine Is Important for Church Growth

Doctrine Is Important for Church Growth

Doctrine Is Important for Church Growth Among successful Apostolic churches, doctrine is important.  These pastors will tell you that preaching and teaching doctrine regularly played an important role in their growth and success.  It should be no surprise that current church growth research bears this out. A recent survey found that 91% of the unchurched thought doctrine was important in selecting…

The Best Outreach Ministry Ever

The Best Outreach Ministry Ever

The most effective form of evangelism is inviting guests to church services. More are saved this way than any other way. So church members should be encouraged to invite family, friends, acquaintances and co-workers whenever possible, and such special services should be regularly planned to make these invitations easier and more attractive. Hopefully, your church had a wonderful Christmas season with…

Promoting Home Bible Study Ministry

Promoting Home Bible Study Ministry

Promoting Home Bible Study Ministry The Home Bible Study (HBS) ministry is still the most effective tool of evangelism a church can utilize.  But the success of the HBS ministry depends on having trained teachers consistently teaching unsaved people, and the key to this is promoting the HBS ministry consistently. Here are a few ways you can keep HBS visible. Testimonies.…

Resist The Easy Path

Resist The Easy Path

The Henry Ford maxim is often quoted and still stands true: “If you keep on doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always gotten.” Over the years, I have observed that revival churches continually try new things: ministries, programs, events, you name it. Attending these churches is exciting because something is always happening. One pastor put…

Sunday School Department Report For the Month of_______

Sunday School Department Report For the Month of_______

A. Have you read your One-Year Plan this month?_____ B. Did you complete this months Leadership Training assignment?__ Week Week Week Week Week Aver./ Goal Designation 1 2 3 4 5 Total S.S. Attendance Absentees Offerings Children’s Church Bus Ministry Teacher’s Prayer Meeting Number of Children Baptized this Month (any service)______ Number of Children that received the Holy Ghost this month…

Annual Planning Retreat

Annual Planning Retreat

The Henry Ford maxim is often quoted and still stands true: “If you keep on doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always gotten.” Over the years, I have observed that revival churches continually try new things: ministries, programs, events, you name it. Attending these churches is exciting because something is always happening. One pastor put…

Making Your Sunday School Evangelistic

Making Your Sunday School Evangelistic

How can I make our Sunday school more evangelistic? The primary responsibility of the Sunday school is to reach children. But when the children of unsaved parents reach their teen years and still have not made a decision to live for the Lord, it becomes increasingly more difficult to reach them. It is no longer “cool” to go to Sunday school…

Learning to Delegate

Learning to Delegate

A pastor asked me some time back, “How can I delegate if I don’t have qualified people in my church to utilize?” This pastor understood that a fundamental aspect of growth is delegation. Quite simply, to grow you must develop a quality leadership team. To grow, a pastor is often forced to use people who are initially lacking in leadership gifts.…

Outreach and Evangelism Methods

Outreach and Evangelism Methods

What outreach programs are, in your opinion, most effective? Someone has aptly observed that you can cut down a tree with a pocket knife or a chain saw. Both will do the job. One will just do it faster than the other. By the same token, there are many methods of outreach and evangelism you can use in the local church.…