Bill Easum

Bill Easum has a 30-year track record of growing congregations in two denominations. His last church, which he pastored for 24 years, grew to become the largest United Methodist Church in South Texas. Bill is the recipient of the prestigious Donald McGavran award for outstanding church leadership. Over the past 20 years, Bill has served as a consultant to congregations and denominations. He is the author of numerous best-selling books such as  Church Growth Handbook How to Reach Baby Boomers Dancing With Dinosaurs Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers Beyond the Box  and many more. His latest book is  Effective Staffing for Vital Churches: The Essential Guide to Finding and Keeping the Right People .

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Is Your Scorecard Advancing Your Kingdom or God’s?

Part of becoming a Level 5 multiplying church is changing your scorecard of success and developing new values that advance…

The Heart of a Level 5 Church: Radical Discipleship

The one ingredient a Level 5 church cannot do without is radical discipleship. Raising up radical disciples is the underbelly of…


Give the Gospel a Chance

As a result of my time at a think tank in Atlanta, I spent some time listening to the message…


A New Form of Church

Recently, I had the privilege of meeting with a handful of some of the most innovative church leaders in the…


A New Movement Emerging in the West

There’s a new movement underfoot in the West that just might stem the tide of Western Christianity’s decline. I can…

Church Planting Isn’t the Goal

Wayne Cordeiro is known for effectively planting hundreds of churches over a long period of years, but in a recent…


Four Lessons from an Interview with Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson is the Senior Pastor of One Church*, a multi-site congregation in Orlando, Florida. For several years he has been…

Commitment to Multiplication: An Interview with Brian Bolt

In a span of ten years, Brian Bolt has gone from starting one Recovery Home to planting more than 50…


A New Scorecard for Churches in Any Age

Scorecards are valuable in any game because they tell you whether or not you’re winning. If it is important to…


A Big, Hairy Audacious Goal

By "radical," we mean becoming more and more like Jesus in every way. That’s a big, hairy, audacious goal for…


Learning from Becoming a Level Five Multiplying Church

As the founding partner for The Effective Church Group and author of 19 books, Bill Easum has helped more than…

Seven Lessons from an Interview with Ralph Moore

It’s not how many churches you plant, it’s how many of the churches you plant, plant churches that plant Ralph…