Church Growth 101 -Bob Whitesel DMin PhD - Leadership.church
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Church Growth 101 -Bob Whitesel DMin PhD - Leadership.church

Easy-to-follow steps & real-life examples of how to apply “The 4 Principles of Church Growth” by a leading authority
4.4 (19 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
215 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Church Growth Leadership for Staff, Pastors and Volunteers.
  • Discover the 4 areas of church growth & how to plan for each.
  • Balance a church's inward & outward focus by discovering needs in the community & matching them to ministries your church can offer.
  • Empower teams, committees, prayer groups, Bible study groups, Sunday school classes and other types of smaller groups to serve those inside and outside the church
  • Learn the goal of the church (Matt. 28:18-20) & 3 effective ways to measure it.
  • Discover how to make a congregation “new-friendly,” by fostering new-friendly atmospheres in worship, programming and attendees.
Requirements
  • No requirements, this is an introductory course. But it is still packed with ideas you can apply today to lead a church to health and growth.
Description

Award-winning church growth expert and author, Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D. in his energetic and insightful style, explains “The 4 Church Growth Principles (Laws)” that grow healthy and flourishing churches. Dr. Whitesel gives easy-to-follow steps and multiple real-life examples of how to apply each step in your church.   

By the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Balance your church's inward and outward focus by discovering needs in the community and matching them to ministries your church can offer.

  • Discover how to empower teams, committees, prayer groups, Bible study groups, Sunday school classes and other types of smaller groups to serve those inside and outside the church.

  • Learn the biblical "goal" of the church (Matt. 28:18-20) and three effective ways to measure it.

  • Discover how to make a congregation “new-friendly,” by fostering new-friendly atmospheres in worship, programming and attendees.

Who this course is for:
  • Church staff, church volunteers, pastors, denominational leaders, students, etc.
Course content
Expand all 6 lectures 53:35
+ Course & Professor Introduction
1 lecture 01:19

This is a welcome to Church Growth 101 in which Dr. Whitesel explains the course content. He also discusses his expertise in church growth including two earned doctorates from Fuller Theological Seminary, having received both Donald McGavran Awards and emerging as an award-winning author of hundreds of articles and over a dozen books.

Preview 01:19
+ Church Growth Law 1: IN & OUT
1 lecture 08:01

Balance your church's inward and outward focus by discovering needs in the community and matching them to ministries your church can offer.

Law 1 (and how to apply it)
08:01
+ Church Growth Law 2: SMALLER
1 lecture 12:38

Here you will discover how to empower teams, committees, prayer groups, Bible study groups, Sunday school classes and other types of smaller groups to serve those inside and outside the church.

Law 2 (and how to apply it)
12:38
+ Quiz over Lectures 2 & 3
0 lectures 00:00

This covers Law 1 & 2 as described in the videos.  The additional resources included with each lecture are not needed to pass this quiz.  But, the additional resources can help you better understand the topic.

Quiz A on Laws 1 & 2
10 questions
+ Church Growth Law 3: MEASUREMENT & LEARNERS
1 lecture 13:32

In this session you will learn the biblical "goal" of the church (Matt. 28:18-20) and three effective ways to measure it.

Law 3 (and how to apply it)
13:32
+ Church Growth Law 4: NEW-FRIENDLY
1 lecture 16:07

The student will learn steps to making a congregation "new-friendly." Ideas and examples will be given for fostering new-friendly atmospheres in worship, programming and attendees.

Preview 16:07
+ Quiz over Lectures 4 & 5
0 lectures 00:00

See what areas you understand and those you want to review.

Quiz 2
10 questions
+ Recap & goodbye from Dr. Whitesel
1 lecture 01:58

Dr. Whitesel gives a final overview of the four church growth principles discussed in this course and explains what the student can do to learn more.

Recap & goodbye from Dr. Whitesel
01:58