Tim Boyd is the pastor of Westside Christian Church in Bradenton, Florida. The congregation has a typical sized building for a neighborhood church. From the outside, the church looks like many others across the region. On the inside, an amazing transformation has occurred. But it didn’t happen overnight. […]
Let’s face it, change is difficult for all of us, and change can be particularly hard in the church. So start by making small shifts, not sweeping changes. […]
It took twelve years for the church to grow from forty people to one hundred. Most pastors would have quit or moved on long before the church started gaining momentum. But Troy Reynolds decided to stick it out. Troy started shepherding the rural congregation when he...
God does not call us to be comfortable. Instead, He calls us to be conformable, which can be the direct opposite of comfortable. […]
“It has been an emotional rollercoaster to get to where we are.” For almost five years, Pastor Chuck Lewis has led Wellspring Church in Warner Robins, GA. […]
The town of Okotoks is a fast-growing community just a few minutes south of Calgary, Alberta. It is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world—the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It’s here that you’ll find Foothills Community Church of Okotoks (FCCO) and Pastor Steve Schaufele, along with his beautiful wife Jessica and their four children. […]
Not many pastors have likely served as chief of police in the same town where they are pastoring. Alec Hensley is indeed the exception to the rule. […]
When Mike Rubino first sensed God’s call in 2012 to Cornerstone Bible Church, a non-denominational church on Long Island, he was confident he could lead the church out of its decline and ineffectiveness. The church had declined to 50 to 60 in attendance. It had no small groups, a declining budget, and an aging congregation. But Mike saw potential. […]