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July 11, 2019

2 Questions That Lead to a Healthier You

July 11, 2019

It’s officially summer. I don’t know about you, but where I live it has been HOT. I’m wondering how your summer is going? For church leaders, summer is often a change of pace. Many of us take time off. Others of us shut down our regular ministry programming and do something different and perhaps less […]

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July 2, 2019

3 Short and Easy Books For Ministry Leaders

July 2, 2019

Have you ever heard that old saying, “leaders are readers” and thought, “Well, shoot! I’m out of luck” – because you are not a reader? Or, maybe you do enjoy reading but you have a family and you’re thinking, “And when exactly am I supposed to find time to read?” For those of you who […]

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June 27, 2019

How to Build a Magnetic and Effective Ministry Team

June 27, 2019

There is an image that I keep in the forefront of my mind. It’s what I hope for, almost more than anything. It’s this outdoor dinner scene — it’s summer time, there’s a long table, at a lake cottage, at sunset. It’s a beautiful and very particular picture. But more than where I am, it’s […]

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June 20, 2019

Why People Choose Your Church

June 20, 2019

How did you end up at the church you attend? I bet you have your reasons. Maybe you even wrote them down when you were church shopping or searching for a job. Most people have a list, even if they don’t know it. It’s often intuitive. Do you know what people are looking for? Research […]

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June 13, 2019

Am I Too Busy For Jesus?

June 13, 2019

I’m excited about my church’s summer sermon series. It’s called Dinner with Jesus. It’s not a new idea and I know other churches, maybe even yours, have done a series like this. Basically, we are preaching through a bunch of passages from the Gospel of Luke in which Jesus shares a meal with people. I’m […]

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June 6, 2019

4 Ways Technology can Promote Engagement in Your Church

June 6, 2019

I recently returned from a filming trip to Greece. If you’re wondering, YES! it was amazing. We followed the 2nd missionary journey of Paul and filmed intro videos for sermons in an upcoming series. But, this post isn’t about the incredible archeological sites we visited or history at all. Actually, this post is about technology […]

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May 29, 2019

7 Must Do Events for Your Church

May 29, 2019

Not all events are created equal! Some are incredibly impactful and worth the effort and some…well, not so much. Here are 7 events, that in my opinion, are worth the effort. 1. Volunteer Celebration Event Your volunteers are the backbone of your church. Without your children’s ministry volunteers, small group leaders, elders and deacons, ushers […]

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May 23, 2019

How to Run a Better Meeting at Your Church

May 23, 2019

If there is one thing that people complain about on every church staff, at every church in the universe, it’s meetings. People often act like meetings are just the worst. They are so boring. They steal time that could be productive. And, let’s be real, many times these critiques are accurate. We’ve all been in […]

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May 16, 2019

How to Make Vision For Your Church Actually Stick

May 16, 2019

A few weeks ago, I experienced a frustrating conversation. Someone on my staff was talking with a few of our volunteers and when I walked up to say hello to everyone, my staff member asked if we had a mission statement. I was like, “Wut?!? In front of our volunteers you don’t know our mission […]

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May 9, 2019

5 Important Metrics for the Future of Your Church

May 9, 2019

I grew up loving baseball. I loved playing it and I loved tracking it. Baseball is the ultimate sport for statistics. I am fascinated by all the different stats that are tracked. Stats are metrics. They tell you how a player is doing. A .300 batting average shows a player is a solid hitter A […]

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