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Simon is a British missionary supporting church planting efforts in south east Asia. He's passionate about growing churches, raising leaders and building church planting teams. Read his story here.

7 Online Church Leadership Training Resources To Help You Take Your Church Forward

preaching-rocket-review-preach-better-sermonsIn partnership with The Rocket Company, Grow Church has already provided practical church leadership training to hundreds of pastors.

I’ve read story after story in comments and emails of church leaders raving about the latest thing they’ve learned and how sharing their results after they’ve applied the core coaching in their local church setting.

The Rocket Company’s vision statement is simply: We help churches succeed.

How do they help churches succeed?

By working with some of the best pastors and preachers of our time to create affordable, practical online church leadership training resources to equip church leaders like you and me, with everything they need to take their churches forward.

Because I know you love lists, I’ll get right to the point.

Here are the top 7 most popular church leadership training resources as recently voted by you, the Grow Church Champs.

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How To Build A Beautiful Church Website Today – Step By Step

how to create a free blogLast Update 15th October, 2016.

Understatement of the 21st century: your church website is important.

Before someone ever steps foot in your church building, they’re searching for your church in Google.

Most people will make the decision on whether or not to visit your church for the first time based on your church website.

  • In 2012, 46% of church attenders said that a church’s website was important in picking a church to visit (Source).
  • 33% of people said that the internet was the first place where they learned about their church (Source).

What’s the takeaway?

Having a poorly designed church website, or not even having a church website at all can hinder church growth and put a limit on the number of first time visitors your church will get.

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77 Tithes and Offerings Scriptures

Last Update 8th October, 2016.

tithes and offerings scripturesIn this post I’ll share with you 77 tithes and offerings scriptures you can use for your next offering talks or tithing messages.

Giving a Biblically sound, inspirational and compelling offering message can be a great way to encourage people in your church to tithe and have more money for ministry.

But it’s only one of many ways to increase your church’s income through giving…

Here at GrowChurch we want to equip church leaders like you with everything you need to take your church forward.

logo_givingThis is exactly why I wholeheartedly recommend you take a look at Giving Rocket; a done-for-you, proven system that will show you how to receive a healthy, consistent offering each week.

You can […]

How To Lead Worship In A Small Group

Last Update 9th October, 2016.

how to lead worship in a small groupProbably like you, I started my leading worship journey by leading worship in a small group.

I can still remember the very first time I ever led worship – I was terrified!

There were about fifteen of us all packed into someone’s living room.

I don’t know if I was showing it but inside I was panicking…

Once everyone arrived, our small group leader opened in prayer and have me the go-ahead nod.

My trembling hands clutched the neck of my little acoustic guitar so hard I thought it was going to break.

I somehow managed to strum my first G chord and kept my eyes closed while I tried to make it through the first verse.

I got into the chorus and started to feel brave enough to open my eyes.

I couldn’t believe it! Everybody was […]

How To Build A Church Congregation – 7 Key Church Growth Factors

how to build a churchLast Update 8th October, 2016.

Pastoring and church planting – we only get into this because we’re passionate about making the name of Jesus known.

Either that or we’re crazy…

Seriously though, being a pastor is not the typical 9-5 job where you can sign out at the end of your shift…

It feels like there’s always so much going on, so many people pulling things out of you, so many different skills you need to build your church and take it forward.

It’s hard to discern where to start sometimes.

My purpose today is to give you some simple and practical and no-nonsense advice how to build a church congregation by giving you 7 key areas of focus you can concentrate your efforts on to build a strong, influential and growing church congregation.

I don’t claim to be an expert in these things but I’m growing […]

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