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The 2011 Outreach 100

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America’s Largest and Fastest-Growing Churches:

The Outreach Magazine/LifeWay Research Special Report on the country’s top 100 churches. Includes the listings of the 100 Largest and 100 Fastest-Growing Churches, plus regional and denominational listings and informative maps and graphics.

Touring the Top 10: From the West Coast, winding our way to the Atlantic, Outreach pays a virtual visit to America’s Fastest-Growing Churches.

Beyond the Numbers: Inspiring stories from five of the Fastest-Growing Churches.

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  Ed StetzerMultisite, Small Group and Service: Researcher and missiologist Ed Stetzer gives perspective on the Outreach 100 research and highlights four traits common to many Outreach 100 churches: the push for better leadership development; the continuing growth of multisite strategy; the drive to find ways to stay “small”; and the challenge to serve the needs in the community.

The Transparent LeaderThe Transparent Leader: Dave Ferguson, Matt Chandler, Troy Gramling, Bob Coy, James MacDonald and 9 other Outreach 100 pastors recount the epiphanies, the disappointments and the hard lessons learned in the ups and downs of ministry.

Measuring Ministry ImpactMeasuring Ministry Impact: As churches look for new tools to gauge their effectiveness, many are turning to Monvee, REVEAL, Fellowship One and ChurchMetrics.com. Here’s what those resources can do for your church.

Jud WilhiteThe Outreach Interview: Jud Wilhite. The senior pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas reflects on the challenges and opportunities of ministry against the backdrop of his city’s financial calamity. Central Christian Church is No. 7 on the Largest Church list and No. 48 Fastest-Growing. Read more »

100 Ideas for Any Church, Any Size: Make the most of well-known (and lesser-known) holidays and observances with these church-tested outreach ideas. Read more Ideas online »

Mystery Visitor: An unchurched person reports on an unannounced visit to one of the Fastest-Growing Churches in America.

A New Way of Thinking: Parting thoughts from Larry Osborne, North Coast Church, Vista, Calif., No. 58 Largest and No. 68 Fastest-Growing Church. 


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