How did this make an impact?

  1. Thanks so much for this piece. They are great tools for my church growth.

  2. Is there a closed blog / email for leaders? It would be so great to interact with others and hear about how they handle situations that arise. For instance, people can tend to drop out when things get serious in point #2. What are some ways to prepare people and help retain attendance in advance of the more introspective steps? As a side note, we have been invited into a local church to train leaders, so it isn’t our own congregation and I’m unfamiliar with their goals and vision. After reading this, however, I plan to get them talking about it. I also plan to arrange some informal meetings at a local coffee shop, to encourage friendship and communication. Thank you!

  3. Thank you for effort in sending great messages to me . God bless you.

  4. Dear Pastor we will plan and start new house churches in our area, this material is very useful for our strategy. Thank you so much.
    God wants nowadays in India back to Apostle lifestyle and discipleship making.

  5. Thank you so very much pastor Rick. I will write to you soon

  6. Thank you for this master piece of great help to bring growth to our dying church. I need more help in the cell group formation.

  7. This is so right.

    (Hmm…lots of comments when the subject is about stress or burnout…)

    If my church could really, really pull this one off…we do this hit and mis…we have a wonderful part-time coordinator so no criticism to her. We’re understaffed for sure.

    If this would really happen consistently in all our small groups what an impact it would make.

    Do good together especially for the ‘poor.’
    Befriend ‘lost’ people. Getting close enough to where you can’t imagine not having their friendship in your life. Then praying and fasting for them is easy. We need the anointing of the Holy Spirit to pray with power. It’s so easy to get self absorbed with our own anxieties.

  8. Great article. I love it, and I have Pastor Steve Gladen’s book while attending 2018 PD Conference
    in June.
    Pastor Jay.