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June 22, 2017

3 Lessons I’ve Learned in Leading a Ministry Team

June 22, 2017

Three big transitions have brought about the greatest growth in my life. The first was my wedding day. I’m coming up on my 15th anniversary this fall and I can’t imagine who I would be without my wife and how our relationship has shaped me. The second was the birth of my first child. Wow, […]

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June 14, 2017

How to Retain and Inspire your Church’s Volunteers

June 14, 2017

Recently, my team embarked on a project. We asked ourselves: “What’s the one thing?” In other words, what’s the one thing that if we focused on it, it could impact everything else in our ministry in a positive way? We wanted to focus. Our desire was greater effectiveness in our ministry. After some research and […]

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June 9, 2017

5 Ways to Grow and Develop your Church Staff

June 9, 2017

There’s one area of my leadership role that always has me feeling a little guilty. I’m guessing you feel the same way about it. It’s leadership development. It is me or does it just feel like there’s never time for this? I have my to-do list and then all the extra work that pops up […]

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June 1, 2017

4 Ideas for More Engaging Church Staff Meetings

June 1, 2017

What is the one thing that church employees complain about the most? Meetings. Credit: The Office That’s right. People hate meetings. Why? Because they are boring and keep us from getting our work done. You know what? Let’s get rid of meetings! Down with all meetings! Ok, that probably won’t work. Actually, the truth is […]

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May 25, 2017

Two Factors that are Killing Your Church’s Growth

May 25, 2017

Here’s a question: Why is it that some churches grow and others don’t? In many cases, growing churches and stagnant churches look almost identical from the outside. Similar buildings. Similar worship style. Similar budgets. Similar locations. So what’s the difference? Why is it that some grow and others don’t? Something that I’ve noticed through interacting […]

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May 18, 2017

3 Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Church Staff

May 18, 2017

If there is one thing none of us wants to be called it’s a micromanager. We hate being micromanaged and can’t stand the idea of being identified as one. And yet, because we care deeply about the work that we’ve been called to do, most of us are at least somewhat guilty of micromanaging. I […]

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May 11, 2017

3 Mistakes Churches Should Avoid when Launching a Second Campus

May 11, 2017

Is it just me or does it seem like every other church is launching a new campus? Sometimes it even seems like churches decide on a multi-site strategy because everyone else is doing it. I find it so interesting that the multi-site model of church has become a prominent strategy. On paper, it just doesn’t […]

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May 4, 2017

How We Created a Discipleship Strategy at our Church

May 4, 2017

Every church is different. We have different worship styles, staff configurations, values, and preaching styles. This diversity of expression is a beautiful thing. However, there’s one thing that should be consistent in all of our churches. Discipleship. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of […]

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April 27, 2017

How Church Workers Can Resist Becoming Bitter and Jaded

April 27, 2017

Can we be real? There’s something I’ve noticed in church world, and I bet you have too. There are a lot of pastors and church workers out there who are jaded and even bitter. Maybe it has to do with constantly carrying people’s problems. Perhaps it happens when we experience the inner workings of the […]

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April 20, 2017

3 Mistakes Churches Make When Hiring

April 20, 2017

For many churches, spring is the season when we start a new budget year. Of course, this brings the headache of putting together a new budget proposal but it’s also the time of year when we hire new staff. Some of us breathed a sigh of relief just reading the words “new staff.” Sometimes, adding […]

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