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August 16, 2018

Four Strategies For Better Understanding Your Church Leaders

August 16, 2018

So much of leadership is unlocking the potential of the people who follow you, whether those people are staff direct reports, volunteers or even your kids. For me, leadership is foundationally relational. It’s all about knowing how my people tick. The more I understand their passions, motivations, fears, and dreams the better I can empower […]

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August 14, 2018

Work Smarter with Smart Tags

August 14, 2018

Within Breeze, tags allow you to organize groups and quickly communicate with the people in those groups. With Automated Tasks, we’ve made tags even smarter, giving you the ability to automatically manage those groups easily without having to manually add or remove people from those groups using Smart Tags. This is especially useful in a […]

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August 9, 2018

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Happening In Your Church

August 9, 2018

I don’t know about you but leadership development is one of THE critical issues in our church right now.  Over the next 5-10 years, most of our key senior leaders will likely retire or reduce their level of involvement.  Who will step into those roles and are those people ready? In addition, our ministry is […]

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August 2, 2018

Six Ways to Get More People into Your Church Small Groups

August 2, 2018

If you could get everyone in your church to do one thing, what would it be?  For me, it would be joining a small group.  I believe that people who commit to walking with a group of Jesus followers for a season of life usually experience extraordinary growth. Here’s a question:  What would happen in […]

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July 26, 2018

Five Tips For Making Your Church Offering Time Better

July 26, 2018

For years, I’ve felt very comfortable on stage whether speaking, singing or preaching. However there has always been one thing that made me, well…awkward on stage. The offering. Maybe you can relate. It can feel weird to ask for money. In many churches, it feels like, “Well now we’re going to do that thing that […]

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July 24, 2018

Automate your workflows with Automated Tasks

July 24, 2018

We are so excited to announce a new feature for all of our churches: Automated Tasks! What’s an automated task? Well, if you’ve ever wanted to send out birthday emails automatically to your church members, or, have a people filter automatically be reflected in a tag – you can do it! Automated tasks make things […]

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July 19, 2018

Three Strategies For Recruiting More Volunteers

July 19, 2018

Right about now, in the middle of summer, we start to panic. It’s the same at every church, all over the nation. We are all freaking out. Why? We don’t have enough volunteers for the fall ministry season! Ahhhh!!! Ok. Everyone calm down. We can do this. In fact, I have some ideas on how […]

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July 12, 2018

Five Places To Invest If Your Church Isn’t Growing

July 12, 2018

Every year we conduct surveys in our church. We love data. Well, let me rephrase…We love data that affirms what we’re doing. We grudgingly appreciate data that tells us we aren’t doing well. As one of my favorite 80’s cartoons used to say, “And now we know. And, knowing is half the battle. G.I. Joe!!!” […]

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July 5, 2018

Six Questions That Lead To More Productive Ministry

July 5, 2018

Am I the only one who feels like I have more work to do than I can possibly get done? Welcome to ministry! There are always more volunteers to recruit and train, crises to navigate, sermons and curriculum to write and deliver, and then there are the camps, retreats, and mission trips. Just writing all […]

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June 28, 2018

How To Unlock Greatness In Your Church Volunteers (Part 2)

June 28, 2018

Recently, I shared five strategies for unlocking greatness in our volunteers. (You can check out these first five strategies here.) In this post, I’d like to share strategies six through ten. Again, these are lessons I learned from my friend Jon, who taught me almost everything I know about caring for and developing volunteers. So, […]

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