Growth Barriers

Have you ever felt like your church was stuck, but you did not know why? The church seems healthy—no major conflict, members are being evangelistic, giving is okay—but for some reason sustained growth is not occurring. Your church may have hit a growth barrier such as a space barrier, ministry barrier, or organizational barrier.

The Evangelism and Church Health Team can assist churches in understanding both the reality of these barriers and how to remove them.

Articles

Church Health

Recap of Fall 2016 Church Revitalization Conferences

In recent weeks, team members led 3 associational Church Revitalization conferences that trained pastors and lay leaders on how to use “Design Guides” to develop ideas for greater ministry impact in issues related to church growth and health.
October 12, 2016
Church Health

How to Rekindle Your Marriage after the Nest is Empty

Life is a series of transitional times and moving into the empty nest can be an exciting time for some and a time of turmoil for others. You still have incredible potential to grow in your marriage and your relationship with God to make an impact in this world for God’s kingdom. Here are some suggestions to get you started in the right direction.
November 17, 2015
Church Health

9 Core Values to Shape Student Ministry

The “faith” of most teenagers in the church is *Moral Therapeutic Deism. At Southwestern, we prepare ministers who will give teenagers the antidote to that tragic perspective.
July 15, 2015
Church Health

The 80% Rule of Thumb-Handout

Lack of space can be a major obstacle to church growth and health.
June 10, 2015
Church Health

How to Use Your Church Facilities for Outreach

Here are some suggestions on how to use your facilities to reach your community for Christ.
July 16, 2015
Church Health

Designing a User-Friendly Church Building

This article will help you plan to build with the understanding of who you are as a church, and what you want to achieve.
July 16, 2015