THE “END TIME REVIVAL” SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTEST

THE “END TIME REVIVAL” SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTEST

Sunday School Superintendent Responsibilities Note – All plans and decisions must be discussed and approved by your pastor. Make up a total church member list. Only those who come to church regularly should be listed. All members that attend should be included. Have typed copies made for each team captain. Give team captains a chance to look these over before your…

Deaf Ministry Evangelism

Deaf Ministry Evangelism

Within any town or city in the USA you will find a unique culture that hungers for recognition and acceptance. Thankfully, many churches across America have answered the call of God to reach into this distinctive community with the message of new birth salvation. Every church should sincerely ask God if a deaf evangelism ministry is something that they should embrace.…

Bearing Fruit: A Ministry Of Evangelism & Growth

Bearing Fruit: A Ministry Of Evangelism & Growth

Bearing Fruit: A Ministry Of Evangelism & Growth Tim Massengale Modern church growth research has proven that the most effective evangelism method is that which focuses upon reaching the family, friends and acquaintances of your church members. This is known as oikos evangelism (after the commonly found New Testament Greek word “oikos” which means “community” or “sphere of influence”). Statistical surveys…

Healthy Church Characteristics

Healthy Church Characteristics

Church growth has sometimes been criticized for placing an undue emphasis upon numerical over spiritual growth. While this may have been true in the past, today the term “healthy church” is commonly used with an equal emphasis upon both. So at the risk of hearing, “I can’t believe you didn’t include <insert word> in your list!” I will give you my…

Church Growth Minute – Church Growth Quiz

This “Church Growth Minute” explores three areas pertinent to the growth of a church (i.e., organization, evangelism, and simulation).  Questions regarding what you are and/or are not doing are presented in this brief clip.  Suggestions for improvement are also discussed (e.g., building ministry teams, outreach focused departments, clearly stated job descriptions within departments, and planning retreats).

Four Key Evangelism Ministries

Four Key Evangelism Ministries

In past columns, I have strongly emphasized four key evangelism ministries: (1) bringing guests to church and combining that with a comprehensive visitor follow-up ministry, (2) a thriving Home Bible Study ministry, (3) training and promoting saints for personal witnessing (which includes utilizing the CCC ministry), and (4) dynamic Sunday school growth. These four have resulted in more converts in Apostolic…

Keys to Growing a Church

Keys to Growing a Church

Kennon L. Callahan, in his best-selling book Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, provides a list of 12 elements that usually exist in growing churches. He contends that at least nine of these 12 keys should be present if a church wishes to grow effectively and consistently. Look over the list and see how you compare: Specific and concrete growth and…

Important Do’s and Don’ts

Important Do’s and Don’ts

This Church Growth video brings attention to things that one may or may not be doing in regards to church outreach.  Organization, evangelism, and assimilation are three focal points discussed.  In addition, a self assessment test is presented emphasizing key aspects such as ministry teams, outreach departments, planning retreats, and establishing plans/goals within each department.

Church Outreach

Church Outreach

“Church Outreach” examines the hierarchy of evangelistic methods. Key methods explored and promoted include attracting guests via special events, establishing a guest/visitor follow-up, creating a home Bible study program, and constant contact consciousness (CCC).