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.…

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).

All Church Care Ministry

All Church Care Ministry

By: Tim Massengale Churches that average fewer than sixty in average attendance are viewed by church growth consultants as “single cell” churches. But as a church grows larger a pastor must begin to delegate responsibilities or the church will normally stop growing. Building a ministry team to work with the pastor is a critical element for growth. But just as a…

Maintaining a Ministry Balance

Maintaining a Ministry Balance

My outreach director seems to have difficulty keeping all the outreach ministries working. I have asked him to oversee all evangelism ministries, which includes home Bible study, visitor follow-up, canvassing and tract ministry, as well as several others. Nothing seems to be working very effectively. What do you suggest? In order to maintain peak efficiency in your church’s outreach ministries, it’s…

Steve Willeford: Serious About God’s Work!

Steve Willeford: Serious About God’s Work!

Catch him if you can! Pastor Steve Willeford of St. Louis is a man on the run. A persistent person – such as an AIS reporter – can occasionally catch him for an interview. But for the most part, Bro. Willeford stays on the move. But this is no idle running that Bro. Willeford does. From his work as the newly-elected…

Outreach

Outreach

I’ve heard you say that every church should make new convert care a separate department in the church, with its own director. Why is this? The task of keeping track of all the new converts in their various stages of development is a great one. It is critical to the growth of the church. It is not enough for a pastor…

Bus Ministry Growth Ideas

Bus Ministry Growth Ideas

Question: How can we see our bus ministry grow? We only have about 6 riders every Sunday. I want to see our bus filled up! Any suggestions? Yes! I suggest you plan at least six bus ministry attendance drives per year. Use a variety of promotional methods. Here are some methods to consider: 1. Team based Sunday School Attendance contest. Two…

Your Church Can Double

Your Church Can Double

After over thirty years of ministry in the area of church growth, I am strongly convinced that any church can grow and not just grow but at least double in attendance and membership. What does it take for a church to double? Sufficient desire by the pastor. Every pastor wants his or her church to grow. The question is: Do you…

Evangelism on a Limited Budget

Evangelism on a Limited Budget

What kind of evangelism program can we have on a very limited budget? Evangelism need not be expensive. In fact, the best and most effective methods cost little or nothing. Consider the following: 1. Powerful, Spirit-filled services. Without question, the most effective outreach program you can have are you church services. Preaching is still the primary method that God used to…