PLP 6: Want Your Church to Grow? This is a Requirement

Of course, you want your church to grow. But what is required? God must move. He is the One who makes things grow. But there is something we as leaders must do because God isn’t going to grow our congregations without it. Quite frankly, the evidence is there. Without this, churches struggle and eventually die. So what is it? Let’s dive into this week’s episode of The Preaching and Leadership Podcast.

PLP 6: Want You Church to Grow? This is a Requirement


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Helpful Links/Notes

Courageous Leadership is Required to Grow a Church

Staff Led, Elder Protected Governance Structure

The Growing Church Series: 10 Characteristics of Churches That Grow

Begin a conversation with the leadership on why your church isn’t growing

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Written by Brandon Kelley

Brandon Kelley is the co-founder of Rookie Preacher and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and Crucified to Life. He serves as the Lead Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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