5 Ways Creativity is Essential to Your Christian Discipleship

If we want to make disciples of Jesus Christ, it’s essential that we understand the relationship between a teacher and a disciple. What better way is there to accomplish this than to model our disciple-making process after the original disciple maker, Jesus?

5 Ways Creativity Will Make Your Worship More Meaningful

I didn’t know it at the time, but for about five years I was blessed to be part of a singular experience designing worship. We didn’t think what we were doing at our church was special; we were just having fun and making stuff. But the impact was far reaching. Here are five sustainable ideas from that experience that are more relevant today than ever.

5 Ways Creativity is a Part of a Healthy Church

My favorite image of the Body of Christ is a symphony orchestra. In Christ’s Body, each of us has a part to play, and our conductor is God’s Holy Spirit. The trick is to find your part. When you choose the right instrument, develop your skills, and contribute your talents to the common score, and everyone else does the same, the result is pure beauty. A finely-tuned symphony is like a healthy church. Here are five ways creativity, and the art of playing a part, are key.

Church Growth in the 2010s, Part 6: Ministry

The latest survey results of the long-running Hartford Institute church growth study. Part 6 highlights ministry.

Church Growth in the 2010s, Part 5: Worship

The latest survey results of the long-running Hartford Institute church growth study. Part 5 highlights worship.

Church Growth in the 2010s, Part 4: Theology and Mission

The latest survey results of the long-running Hartford Institute church growth study. Part 4 highlights theology and mission.

Church Growth in the 2010s, Part 3: Leadership

The latest survey results of the long-running Hartford Institute church growth study. Part 3 highlights leadership.

Church Growth in the 2010s, Part 2: Age

The latest survey results of the long-running Hartford Institute church growth study. Part 2 highlights age.

Church Growth in the 2010s, Part 1: Social and Ethnic Position

The latest survey results of the long-running Hartford Institute church growth study. Part 1 highlights church social and ethnic position.

Largest UM Churches In Relation To Their Annual Conferences

United Methodist congregations that account for more than 5% of their annual conference’s total number of average worshippers.

Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches

These United Methodist congregations represent some of the most innovative and effective ministry practices today and church leaders should study them closely.

The Top 25 United Methodist Annual Conferences

This list shows the 25 largest United Methodist Annual Conferences, listed by average weekly worship attendance, with additional data showing conference membership and ranking.