20 Steps to Planting and Growing a Church

by | Updated August 1st, 2015 | Posted in Church Growth, Development and Leadership

Planting and pastoring a church of any size can be difficult, but there are tested and proven ways to strengthen and grow your ministry:

  1. Make changes slowly.
  2. Announce office hours, then be there.
  3. Promote a preaching series on pertinent subjects.
  4. Develop contacts outside the church.
  5. Develop a visitation program.
  6. Set realistic goals that build faith.
  7. Create job descriptions for all positions.
  8. Look carefully at the condition of your facility.
  9. Make connections with community leaders.
  10. Use the media before they use you.
  11. Schedule classes to run on schedule.
  12. Never count losses or preach problems until you are past them.
  13. Save personal offerings to bring in good speakers.
  14. Chart growth in measurable ways.
  15. Develop self-supportive leadership.
  16. If wants to leave the church, let them go.
  17. Never fire a volunteer, promote them.
  18. Train leadership (board members), elders, ushers and deacons.
  19. Develop a permanent training program for teachers.
  20. Reach the children, elderly and poor in your community.

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