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October 12, 2017

6 Social Media Basics for Churches

October 12, 2017

One of the most common questions I hear from church workers is: “How do you use social media effectively?” Most churches have a sense that social media is a big opportunity but don’t know how to capitalize on it. Social media can be a little intimidating for those of us who aren’t digital natives. To […]

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September 28, 2017

5 Strategies to Increase Giving in Your Church

September 28, 2017

What would you do if money wasn’t a constraint in your church? What program would you start? What expansion would you build? What campus would you launch? What hire would you pull the trigger on? Isn’t it true that money often feels like one of our greatest hindrances in ministry? If your church is like […]

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September 21, 2017

5 Tips to Get People to Show Up To Church On Time

September 21, 2017

It’s 9:15. The church service begins. You look out and where are all the people? Fast forward fifteen minutes and you take another look and the place is packed. What’s up with this?!? Whatever happened to punctuality? Can people just show up for church on time? I mean, come on! Is it that hard?!? For […]

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September 14, 2017

4 Ways Church Leaders Can Turn Vision into Real Lasting Change

September 14, 2017

The way I see it, there is one determining factor when it comes to evaluating leaders. All of us have great ideas of how things should be — what our churches should look like and how they should change. However only some of us are actually able to implement these ideas. This is the ultimate […]

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September 7, 2017

Surviving Fall Ministry Fatigue

September 7, 2017

I’m not really a car guy. In fact, usually when I attempt to fix something on my car, I usually break something else. This is particularly disappointing because I grew up around cars. As a kid, I watched my dad restore a muscle car. The thing is, I know an awful lot about cars. I […]

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August 31, 2017

Launching your Fall Ministry Season with Momentum

August 31, 2017

Is it just me or are things a little crazy right now? As I walk the halls of our church offices I sense a palpable excitement mixed with a twinge of fear. Fall launch is coming! It’s going to be so awesome! I need more volunteers! When it comes to the launch of the fall […]

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August 24, 2017

3 Ways Churches can set Bigger Goals this Ministry Season

August 24, 2017

The other day, I was out for a morning run. While jogging past a pond in my neighborhood I noticed a duck flapping its wings feverishly like it was stuck in the mud (the only reasons I noticed was because I was practicing white space). And because I actually despise running, I stopped to take […]

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August 17, 2017

Why Great Church Leaders Do Less

August 17, 2017

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) at a simulcast location in my city. In my opinion, the GLS never disappoints and this year was particularly impactful for me. One of the speakers that really made me think was Juliet Funt, who is the CEO of Whitespace at Work. […]

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August 10, 2017

How to Get Your Church Growing Again

August 10, 2017

From time to time, we all get stuck. Our churches get stuck. We get stuck in our personal lives and we get stuck in leadership. It just happens. It’s normal. Often, stuck doesn’t mean that things are terrible. It just means that things are comfortable. It means we are coasting. I realized a while back […]

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August 3, 2017

3 Ways to Help Students Stay In Church After Graduation

August 3, 2017

A few years ago, my boss asked me a terribly uncomfortable question. He said: “What percentage of our graduated students are plugged into a church?” I had no answer for him. I literally didn’t know. He then gave me the marching orders that would revolutionize the way I approached student ministry: “That’s not good enough! […]

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