From the September/October, 1998 issue of Touchstone
Why Can’t I Grow a Church Like the Big Guns? by Don Fothergill

Why Can’t I Grow a Church Like the Big Guns?

Don Fothergill on What They’re Not Telling You

I’ve been a student of church growth for almost 20 years.

I have studied, looked up to, and attempted to emulate the golden boys of our generation. Men like Bill Hybels, John Wimber, and Rick Warren write books, host conferences, and travel around the world to share their secrets. I’ve read their books, attended their conferences, spoken to them, and attempted to implement their stuff, without, however, anywhere near their results. I would suspect that many of you have had similar experiences.

I have seen a number of Willow Creek and Vineyard church starts struggle to . . .


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