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March 29, 2018

4 Strategies for Fighting the Silo Mentality In Your Church

March 29, 2018

Let’s talk about silos. They are cool on the horizon and everyone who watches that show Fixer Upper seems to love them but in ministry and in organizations…not so good. What do I mean by the silo mentality? It’s when individual departments, teams or ministries focus more on themselves than they do on the organization […]

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March 22, 2018

3 Ways To Show Unity in the Church (And Why It’s So Important)

March 22, 2018

I don’t know about you but my Facebook feed is a bit obnoxious lately. I’m guessing it’s not just me either. Every morning I wake up and say to my wife, I can’t wait to see how people behave themselves with decorum and decency on social media today! Sarcasm. Seriously though, something is off in […]

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March 14, 2018

5 Lessons on Longevity from Veteran Pastors

March 14, 2018

Last week I spent a couple of days with two senior pastors who have each served at one church for a combined 72 years. One guy for 38 years and the other 34. That is a long time to be a senior pastor at the same church! Here’s the crazy part. They are both thriving […]

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March 8, 2018

3 Strategies for Getting More Out of Your Church Volunteers

March 8, 2018

Earlier this week I was sitting around a table with a group of pastors and we were talking about ministry. The conversation turned to volunteers. The question was asked, How do you get more out of your volunteers? My answer to this question is typically something like, Ask them for more and ask them for […]

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March 1, 2018

4 Reasons Students Aren’t Walking Away From Church

March 1, 2018

I’ve been a student pastor for about fifteen years now. Along the way I’ve read most of the research about how students are walking away from church after they leave our youth groups. I hear a lot of talk about how the church in America is going to basically die out in a generation because […]

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February 23, 2018

How to Kill a Sacred Cow at your Church (Part 2)

February 23, 2018

In my last post we talked about killing sacred cows. You know, that program or event that you’d be crazy to get rid of in your church because you’d have a small scale insurrection on your hands. Well, as we said, sometimes we have to kill a sacred cow in order to move forward and […]

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February 15, 2018

How to Kill a Sacred Cow at your Church

February 15, 2018

We have this term in church world: Sacred Cows. When I say sacred cow, I’m talking about something in your church that you’d have to be crazy to change. I know that you know exactly what I’m talking about. There are probably two or three programs or events that popped into your mind right now. […]

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February 8, 2018

2 Ideas to Move Your Church Toward Outreach

February 8, 2018

Let’s be real. Most of what happens in church staff meetings isn’t all that memorable. Hey, don’t be offended. I lead a weekly staff meeting that is utterly captivating but I am enough of a realist to understand that 90% of my agenda will be quickly forgotten, which is why I find it so interesting […]

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February 1, 2018

Who Decides What: The Pastor or The Board

February 1, 2018

Who gets to decide what in your church? If the person who leads the children’s ministry at your church decides that it’s time to redecorate the kid’s classrooms, who needs to approve the decision? Who needs to approve the money allotted, the paint colors chosen, and the hiring of painters? Speaking of children’s ministry, who […]

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January 25, 2018

4 Questions that Guide Our Church’s Strategic Plan

January 25, 2018

Do you remember back in the day when people kept road maps in their vehicles? I’m talking about the days before Google Maps and the internet. If you ever needed help figuring out how to get where you were going, you had to unfold this paper map, which started as the size of your pocket […]

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