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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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June 23, 2016

6 Lessons I’ve Learned on Delegation for Church Leaders

June 23, 2016

I bet you’re busy. I know I’m busy. If you’re in church leadership, you’re a busy person. There’s so much to accomplish and seemingly not enough time to do it. Here’s something else: I bet you are surrounded by talented people. If you’re a good church leader, you’ve recruited great people. One more thing. I bet […]

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June 16, 2016

How to Build a Great Church Website (and why you can’t afford not to)

June 16, 2016

Not long ago I was talking with a pastor friend of mine about what the typical first time church attender is like. During the course of the conversation, he mentioned something I found fascinating.  He said: “The typical first time church attender has changed more in the last 20 years than at any other point in recent […]

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June 9, 2016

5 Tips for Great Church Staff Meetings

June 9, 2016

Let’s be honest. Most of us don’t love staff meetings. They are often boring, too long and sometimes even irrelevant. And yet, we all know that staff meetings are a must if our teams are going to have any chance of staying on the same page. Here’s the good news: staff meetings don’t have to be terrible. […]

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June 2, 2016

3 Essentials for Training Church and Ministry Volunteers

June 2, 2016

Raise your hand if you are pumped about your volunteer training strategy. I’m guessing you didn’t. Most of us don’t feel terribly confident about our training methods. I think this is because most of us have been following a system of volunteer training that, well, doesn’t really work. Here’s a snapshot: Recruit volunteers Provide some […]

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