Church Growth: 1st Time Experience at Plantation UMC – Club or Movement?

I recently went to Plantation United Methodist Church in Plantation, FL. I had a good worship experience there, so I want to share with you what happened at this church. Entering the Church Here is a picture of the street view. What’s interesting here is that the church didn’t appear to have any signage on the street. If I didn’t …

Interview with Pastor BJ Rutledge of Grace Fellowship Church About Church Growth!

Our guest is Pastor BJ Rutledge, a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX. Who knew that paradise was actually located in Texas? That’s awesome! Pastor BJ: Everybody wants to be in paradise, man! Patrick Steil: That’s right! Just a little introduction about Grace Fellowship and BJ. Grace Fellowship was started in 2003-2004 with about 10 core families. There …

Church Growth Tips: Our First-Time Guest Experience – EASTER SUNDAY!

How to Design a Welcoming Service Hey, this is Patrick Steil here with ChurchBuzz. On Easter Sunday, my family attended Grace Fellowship in Paradise, TX. Yes, that’s right, we went to a church in Paradise, which was kind of cool. We were actually invited to Grace Fellowship by some friends of ours who’ve been going there for about 3 years …

Church Hospitality: First-Time Church Visitor Experience at Valley Creek Church

Learn from our experiences at Valley Creek Church in Denton, TX. They did a pretty good job of welcoming us and teaching about Evangelism! The Sunday before Easter 2016, we went to Valley Creek Church in Denton, Texas. They’re actually a satellite of the Valley Creek Church in Flower Mound, Texas. I chose this church for a couple of reasons: I …

Guest Post! First-Time Visitor at Hales Corners Lutheran Church by Brittney Lynn

Hi everyone! My name is Brittney Lynn. I recently met Patrick through a local social media networking Meetup here in Dallas. I reached out to Patrick after hearing him mention that he owns a business helping churches build optimized websites. Working in the social media marketing industry, I was intrigued. We met for coffee and ended up talking about a …

What is a #10Xchurch?

What is a #10Xchurch? 10Xchurches SPREAD THE MESSAGE of our 10X God TO THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL! They set 10X Goals, take 10X action to achieve 10X SUCCESS in making Disciples and Transforming the World. THE MESSAGE is that God SO LOVES US and he wants us to have a 10X SUCCESSFUL LIFE that spreads THE MESSAGE – VIRALLY.  That people …

First Time Guest at First United Methodist of Little Rock, Arkansas

That service was weird! Both of our kids agreed. They weren’t really sure why. When we entered the property, a greeter welcomed us outside. He had a sign around his neck that said “Ask me for Help” or something like that. That was cool. We told him we were looking for the Contemporary Service, and he walked us down the …

Amish Steil Worship and Plymouth UMC in Plymouth, MA

Last week there was no blog post because we ended up having to MOVE unexpectedly from our Campground in New Hampshire due to lack of Wifi and LTE coverage. I could barely make a phone call! For those of you that don’t know – my wife Tyra, our two youngest boys (we have six) and myself have embarked on a …