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December 7, 2017

5 Ways We Keep our Church Safe and Secure

December 7, 2017

The news has been full of heartbreaking stories of violence and disaster over the last few months. Like me, I’m sure you’ve had thoughts about the safety of your own church. Are we doing everything we can to protect the people who attend our churches? Recently, I talked with the director of safety and security […]

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November 30, 2017

5 Signs You Are an Insecure Leader

November 30, 2017

This week Tom Skilling is guest posting on the Breeze blog. Tom is a brilliant strategist and critical thinker. He works in the adult ministries department of his church, runs his own blog, and is a life coach. You can find more about Tom at lifewithtom.com. Have you ever worked for an insecure leader? Is […]

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November 16, 2017

3 Strategies Our Church Uses for Achieving Our Goals

November 16, 2017

Last week our leadership team participated in a two day strategic off-site. We walked out with a set of goals for the coming year. You’ve probably participated in something similar in your own context. Setting goals is obviously important but I’ve been thinking, how often do we actually meet our goals? What do you think […]

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November 9, 2017

5 Reasons People are Leaving Your Church

November 9, 2017

Recently I was invited to speak at a church in our town where a friend of mine is the senior pastor. While I was speaking, I experienced something incredibly distracting. I kept recognizing people. “Hey! They used to attend my church!” They were everywhere! This of course led to all sorts of questions, the biggest […]

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November 2, 2017

6 Ways to Reignite Energy on your Church Staff

November 2, 2017

So, we survived the fall launch. All the different ministries in our churches are up and running. We did the epic opening series on the weekends. We pulled off our big outreach event. We made four million phone calls to prospective volunteers. It’s all more or less working. We did it. High fives! And now… […]

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October 26, 2017

4 Ways to Deal with Criticism (as a Church Leader)

October 26, 2017

If you’ve been leading or serving in a church for more than ten minutes you’ve probably been criticized. Here are some real life examples from my life: “I’m upset that you cancelled that program.” “You use the phrase, “I think…” too much when you’re preaching.” “I can’t believe you played that song at your event” […]

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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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