Outreach 100 Churches
The Stories Behind the Numbers
“Part of what drives me to this day is Christ called me into ministry. I ran, but he called me back, and he did not revoke his call.”
Celebrating the Country’s Fastest-Growing Churches
“God used the megachurch to reach Korea and the house church to reach China. Any church God uses is a great church.”
The Problem with Pastors as Rock Stars
The “rock star” problem is a sin issue, not a church-size issue.
Does Your Church Embrace the Vision? Two Ways to Know
When do you know the vision has become ingrained in the culture of your church and not just in your own dreams?
Reshaping the American Megachurch
What are the trends among the country’s largest congregations?
7 Updated Trends on Megachurches in America
Thom Rainer: "There continues to be a shift of members and attendees from smaller churches to larger churches, particularly megachurches."
More Stories Behind the Numbers
"As the organization grows, there are momentum breakers that take longer to address."Read full article
“We're living out our vision in a healthy way when we strike a balance between discipleship, community and evangelism.”Read full article
"When people stop moving, they start dying. It's all about making disciples who make disciples."Read full article
“I stick to the things I do best. For everything else, I empower others.”Read full article
“We’re not waiting for people to come to the church. We’re investing in our community, reaching into our community.”Read full article
“We work hard, and we play hard—and it's amazing when those two overlap!”Read full article
“While our attendance and decision numbers are important to us, the more meaningful measurements are numbers of small group leaders, groups and apprentices.”Read full article
"We win not simply by how much and how well we can gather people, but by how much and how well we can release people into the city.”Read full article
"If we grow in weekend numbers but we don't in other areas, we don't consider that to be a win."Read full article