Church Advice

Everything We're Learning as We Help Churches Simplify

We're sharing everything we're learning as we help churches simplify.

Simplify and streamline your church by subscribing below!
September 1, 2016

How to Build an Amazing Staff Culture at your Church

September 1, 2016

Some churches are great places to work… others aren’t. I’m guessing you have experience with both. How do you ensure that your church is a great place to work? This is an important question because healthy churches attract the kind of people you want to work with and healthy churches typically keep those people for […]

Share Button
Read Full Article
August 25, 2016

4 Reasons Your Church is Shrinking

August 25, 2016

Have you ever noticed how easily we can see problems in other people’s lives, relationships and careers? “Your marriage is struggling? Oh, that’s probably because you constantly say rude things to your spouse.” “You can’t seem to lose any weight? Oh, it could be that you eat four scoops of ice cream every night.” “You […]

Share Button
Read Full Article
August 18, 2016

How Our Ministry Team Tracks, Measures, and Improves Efficiency

August 18, 2016

Do you know what we all hate? Inefficiency. Let’s be honest. We do. Traffic backups? We hate them because they are inefficient. Waiting for WAY too long in line at a restaurant. We hate it. Why? It’s inefficient. Waiting 5 minutes for our outdated laptop to power up? We hate that! Why? Because, it’s inefficient. […]

Share Button
Read Full Article
August 11, 2016

3 Strategies for Resolving Conflict within your Church Staff

August 11, 2016

If there is one thing that regularly cripples effective teams, it’s conflict. We’ve all seen this. There’s an incredibly talented football team that is a preseason pick to win it all but the team underperforms when it matters because the players can’t get along. There’s a seasoned and skilled executive team that go nuclear because […]

Share Button
Read Full Article
August 4, 2016

How to Hire Great People for your Church

August 4, 2016

If you’re in leadership, there isn’t much that hurts more than a bad hire. It hurts the organization and it hurts people. On the flip side, hiring someone who fits perfectly can propel your organization or church forward in powerful ways. Hiring well is incredibly important! The trouble is that hiring is difficult! How do […]

Share Button
Read Full Article
July 27, 2016

How to Structure a Great Church Staff Meeting

July 27, 2016

If you’re like most people, you probably think church staff meetings are the worst. They are boring. They are pointless. They are a waste of time. I used to think so too…until I ran into some good ones. Now, I’ve completely changed my opinion of meetings. They don’t have to be a dreaded consumer of […]

Share Button
Read Full Article
July 21, 2016

4 Steps to Avoiding Burnout in Ministry

July 21, 2016

Have you ever noticed that ministry creeps? It has this funny way of creeping into personal time and family time. The opportunities and needs never end. There is always more to do, always another person who needs something, and another crisis that needs attention. Ministry creeps. Most of the time, these opportunities and challenges are […]

Share Button
Read Full Article
July 14, 2016

Strategic Ways to Use Your Church Attendance Data

July 14, 2016

I don’t remember much about the first church I attended. It was the early 80s and I was just a kid. I couldn’t tell you much about the people or the sermons that were preached. Actually, the main thing I remember is an old wooden sign hanging up that showed attendance and giving numbers. I know […]

Share Button
Read Full Article
July 7, 2016

7 Effective Ways to Follow Up with Church Visitors

July 7, 2016

It seems like most churches fall into one of two categories when it comes to following up with visitors. The first type of church acts like they only get one visitor every ten years. They are franticly friendly and smother visitors. When you visit this church you find yourself race walking to the exit because […]

Share Button
Read Full Article
June 30, 2016

3 Ways to Keep Your Church Visitors Coming Back

June 30, 2016

What makes visitors return to your church? Why is it that some churches grow and are incredibly magnetic while others have had the same weekly attendance for 30 years? Both types of churches get visitors, but only one keeps them. We’re talking about retention. What makes visitors keep coming back to your church, returning week […]

Share Button
Read Full Article