Ron Sturgis

Church Growth for the 21st Century

Church Growth in the 21st Century By Ron Sturgis, Ph.D 7 Statistics that Predict Church Growth Most American churches have 80 or fewer worshippers each week and fewer than 45 percent of churches have grown more than 2 percent in the last five years, according to a study from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. … Continued

Pastoral Care

PASTORAL CARE By Ron Sturgis, Ph.D What is pastoral care? Pastoral care is a term that can broadly apply to a ministry of compassion, encouragement, and transformation to a person or persons in need of support from a spiritual care-giver. While the breadth of pastoral care is such that strict definitions are insufficient, the following … Continued