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Ministry Today 21: Association of Related Churches

Throughout the month of May, MinistryTodayMag.com will highlight Ministry Today magazine's 21 ministries and churches influencing the 21st-century church. Today it's the Association of Related Churches (ARC), which is influencing the 21st-century church through church planting. read more

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Why ‘New’ Works So Well

Find out why a fresh start—whether it be new groups, new Sunday school classes or new worship services—can help reach more people for the gospel. read more

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6 Keys to Accelerating Small Group Ministry Growth

Once you make the decision that small groups will be your primary (or only) delivery system for connection and discipleship, it only makes sense to look for ways to accelerate small group ministry growth and impact.

Here are what I’ve found to be 6 keys:

1. Your senior pastor must become the primary spokesperson and champion. Although I’ve not ranked these 6 keys in order of importance, there is no question that this a very important key. If you want to build a thriving small group ministry, there is no workaround for the absence of this key. See also "Your Senior Pastor as Small Group Champion Leads to a Church of Groups." read more

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