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The Top 10 Reasons Church Visitors Don’t Return

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“Churches perceive they are a friendly church because the members are friendly to one another. But they don’t think about walking in the shoes of first-time guests.”

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Becoming a Welcoming Church

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Thom Rainer: “This book is for those—whether church leaders, pastors, or members—who are willing ‘to look in the mirror.’”

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5 Reasons You Need a Paid Children’s Ministry Director

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Staffing a full-time children’s minister is becoming increasingly more important.

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Is the Internet Church Really the Church?

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Is a virtual attender the same as a physically present attender?

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9 Common Types of ‘Church Cowards’

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“Church cowards are few in number but, like a few bee stings from a hive of hundreds, they can be painful.”

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10 Ways to Bring Joy to Your Pastor

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“Most pastors do not expect recognition. But they really do appreciate it when someone remembers them in a positive manner.”

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The Top 10 Sources of Discouragement for Pastors

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“Pastors have pressures. These are the top 10 from the interactions we have.”

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6 Traits of a Church Disrupter

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“The disrupter is just that: He disrupts the unity of the church. He disrupts the outward focus of the church.”

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5 Insights About the Unchurched That Might Surprise You

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“These data confirm that there has never been a more opportune time to connect with the lost and unchurched.”

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10 Tough Pieces of Advice Pastors Have Trouble Receiving

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“Bigger is not better. Newer is not cooler. God has you at your church at this time for a reason. Find joy in that reality.”

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