How did this make an impact?

  1. Hi Pastor,
    Good morning.
    I just finished reading The 10 reasons churches plateau.
    I thank you for being used of God to minister to my understanding of this topic in a profound way. I am now very clear on what is being experienced at our congregation. I now look forward by the grace of God, to a renewed 2019, God-willing.
    God bless you.

  2. Good to know that the plateau stage can always be overcome. What Strategies did you use to overcome the plateau at Saddleback?

  3. Plateaus can happen in one purpose while you’re growing in the other purposes.

  4. Plateaus can happen anytime.

  5. this was a helpful reminder, that although worship attendance hasn’t grown in awhile, we are growing deeper in discipleship and care and missional living; and a new plant started last month.
    so thanks for the good word.

  6. Thank you, Rick for these precious conclusions.
    May God bless His all local churches with growth!

  7. Ocheme Ihotu Joseph November 1, 2018 at 12:28 am

    I have been a pastor for about 2 decades but just now I have began to experience a new wave of greater turn around. Pastor Rick, thank you. I like to listen to you.

  8. Pastor Gary Mitchener October 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    We have plateaued at around 300-350 and I feel we need a structural change. Do you recommend any good books or articles that would help me as Pastor to continue to grow?

  9. Thank you Rick, right now in my church the people especially the leaders don’t want to grow. They lobby the members not to tithe so they can kick off the pastor.

    Thanks for your words of encouragement.

  10. Pastor Rick’s teachings and articles are a blessing to me and many other pastors and teachers as well as Saints of God worldwide. I am a pastor and a Liberian living in Liberia, West Africa and heading a ministry. You are a great blessing to this generation and the world. May God increase you mightily and bless and protect you and your family and ministry in Jesus’s Name Amen.
    It’s pastor Champson T. Ballah, general overseer of Christ Evangelical Church aka Sanctuary of the Word – Liberia, West Africa. Stay blessed!

  11. Pastor Rick, you’re a huge source of help & encouragement when it comes to being a pastor. You resources have helped us incredibly.

    I’ve just kinda always lived under the principal that nothing is stagnant. You’re either moving toward your goal or your fall behind. Plateaus don’t exist. That even the RedWood trees are either growing/fortifying themselves, or they are slowly degrading.

  12. Thank you so much for your article. Could you share a post on the new skills you learned as a leader that empowered you to grow again?

  13. Thank you so much.

    I am really helped.
    Luvuyo Bhala in South Africa

  14. Thank you Pastor Rick. Just got your book titled “The Purpose Driven Church”. I just re-started ministry in a different location from the one I started where I was a Theology student here in South Africa. I got your book in Kenya from a friend after my graduation Doctor of Church of Leadership.

    So far I have read the book, and currently in the first step of Defining our Church mission statement and finally come up with the Ministry/Church name. My wife and I and the two families we have now we are looking forward to this adventure of fulfilling the long awaited purpose of God for our lives. Thank you, will keep you updated of the progress we are looking forward to make.

    Daniel and Tumi Ximba
    South Africa, Pretoria.

  15. Thank you, Rick. These lessons always come at just the right time. Thank you for being a faithful pastor to pastors. In Christ, tanner

  16. Thanks, Rick! This was enlightening for me.