Ministry Developmenta part of the Armstrong Steel Network

  • What is Your Steel Church Building Program Missing?

    To build or not to build – that is the question. It’s obvious a steel church building program is a investment money-wise, but it’s also an investment in people’s time. For that reason alone, a building program shouldn’t be started until your congregation is fully committed to the project, and you have a clear plan.… Full Article

  • What is Killing Your Congregation?

    Let me start by saying that I don’t have all the answers. I don’t think anyone does, except for The Man upstairs, and He’s going to reveal those in His own time. So, let me ask you a few questions. Is your congregation steadily declining? Would you like to be able to turn that around,… Full Article

  • How a New Youth Center Will Help Your Church Grow

    It’s been debated in every church at some point in time. Pastors and church leaders discuss ways to increase their membership. They change their message, try to appeal to new people in the community, and advertise in their own way. But some churches fail to recognize the power of one group of people that are… Full Article

  • Saddle Up Your Horse and Ride to a Cowboy Church

    There might not be an altar in the building, or pews. Maybe not even collection plates or stained glass, but it’s still a place of worship for those who routinely don their boots and Stetson hats. Nobody is dressed in his or her, ‘Sunday Best;’ it’s more of a ‘come-as-you-are’ type of environment. I’m talking… Full Article

  • Year-End Checklist for Church Treasurers and Bookkeepers

    The month of December is a whirlwind for church leaders. ‘Tis the season for pastors planning extra holiday services and church staff members making the sanctuary of your custom steel church building light up like a Christmas tree. When the end of the calendar year rolls around, it can divert your attention away from some… Full Article

  • 4 Ways Congregations Made Halloween Safer

    Growing up, Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays. What’s more fun than running around the neighborhood in your favorite costume and indulging on tons of candy? It’s easy to see why kids still love it. But for parents, it can be a scary situation, and I’m not talking about a night filled with… Full Article

  • Grow Your Congregation With An Internal Social Media Platform

    As the influence of social media continues to grow outside of the walls of the steel building church, it’s time to start thinking of implementing an internal social media to grow your church internally. How would your congregation grow if they could communicate to each other through a private, internal network designed just for them?… Full Article

  • 4 Essentials for Church Revitalization

    A church revitalization does not come easy or in a short amount of time. In order to grow your church, you’ve got to put in work. Do you want to grow your congregation, or maybe erect a new metal church building? Just like with any aspect of life, you get what you give. Luckily, there… Full Article

  • Should Your Church Count on Numbers?

    Keeping track of numbers may not seem like the most rewarding job of a pastor, and sometimes churches that consider revenue generation or increasing attendance a priority are accused of being proud or boastful; but like secular organizations, it’s important for churches to keep track of revenue and even promote income generation and greater participation.… Full Article