Church Growth Insights

17 Ways to Move Your Ministry Forward
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (16 ratings)
910 students
30min of on-demand video
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Insights on reaching new people and raising up leaders


  • love Jesus and love people


Ministry can be incredibly challenging, and ministry can also be one of the most rewarding experiences in life.

Discover how to reach out more effectively, make a difference in a changing neighborhood, retain visitors, raise up volunteers, align your staff, and experience ministry success in God's eyes. For the church planter, the young pastor, the seasoned pastor, the elder, and the church leader who wants to see the Church make disciples who make disciples.

In these short videos, Eric Bryant gets right to the point addressing topics such as the following:

  • The Goal of Church Growth

  • A Successful Pastor Defined

  • Maximizing the Impact of Sunday Services

  • Retaining New Visitors

  • Recruiting New Volunteers

  • Reaching a Changing Neighborhood

  • The Importance of Invitation

  • Reaching New People Versus Transfer Growth

  • The Dangers of Church Marketing

  • Helping a Traditional or Resistant Church

  • Overcoming Discouragement

  • Defying Negative Christian Stereotypes

Eric serves on the Executive Team at Gateway Church in Austin, TX. He leads the South Austin Campus which is a campus planting campus along with overseeing the Inspire Team for all of Gateway (Creative Arts, Production, Marketing, and Prayer).

More resources from Eric for making disciples in a Post-Christian world include The Church Growth Workshop on Udemy, The Post-Christian Podcast, the book Not Like Me: Learning to Love, Serve, and Influence in a Divided World, and Fruitful: Becoming the Person God Created You To Be.

Who this course is for:

  • pastors, church leaders, followers of Jesus


Dr. Eric Michael Bryant
Eric Bryant
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 23 Reviews
  • 940 Students
  • 2 Courses

Serving as the campus planting campus pastor at Gateway in South Austin, Eric is also on the Executive Team and Teaching Team with senior pastor John Burke.
Prior to Gateway, Eric served with Erwin McManus at Mosaic in Los Angeles for just over 12 years and as part of a church planting team in Seattle for 4 years.
Eric is author Not Like Me: Learning to Love, Influence, and Serve In Our Divided World, a book used by many small groups and as a sermon series. His most recent book is called Fruitful: Becoming Who God Created You To Be

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