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March 28, 2019

4 Strategies to Help Church Parents Win

March 28, 2019

There’s a story I’ve heard over and over in my church. It’s the story of new families making our church their home church because of our student ministry. Their students find community in our student ministry, and they pull their parents into the church along with them. I heard this story again after church this […]

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March 21, 2019

4 Things I’m Learning from the Young People in My Church

March 21, 2019

Over the last few months, I’ve been meeting with small groups of young people in our church for coffee and dinner. If you’re wondering what I mean by young, I’m talking about 18-29 year olds. My goal has been to understand what it’s like to be young at our church and also to uncover what […]

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March 14, 2019

Ask More “How Do You…” Questions In Your Church

March 14, 2019

Have you ever watched a leader you really respect and thought to yourself, “How are they doing that?” Sometimes leadership can seem like this super-secret set of knowledge and practices that no one really teaches, but the secret society insiders somehow know about, while you and I are on the outside, stumbling along, trying to […]

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March 5, 2019

March 2019 Updates

March 5, 2019

Breeze Product Updates Keeping you informed of product updates and enhancements. Highlights include: 1. Tag Drag Permissions 2. Size Limits for Email Attachments and 3. Company-Wide Retreat – Support Closure. Organize Tags Did you know that you can drag and drop tags and tag folders? We’ve updated our permissions so that anyone with the ability to create/delete tags […]

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February 28, 2019

4 Questions to Ask for More Engaging Church Announcements

February 28, 2019

Alright. I’ll just say it. Church announcements are terrible. Ok, maybe terrible is too strong. Well, they aren’t engaging. I’ll just say that. Obviously, I’m not talking about YOUR church’s announcements. I’m obviously talking about that other church in your town. Well, maybe I’m talking about your announcements. I’m just saying, that 10-minute block of […]

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February 21, 2019

How One Question Transformed How I Lead Ministry

February 21, 2019

One question has taken over how I lead. It’s a question that seems to apply everywhere I ask it and it’s a question that helps me lead more thoughtfully, empathetically, carefully and personally. The question is, What’s it like to be you? Believe it or not, I’m finding that this question helps solve the riddles […]

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February 14, 2019

How is Your Ministry Work MPG?

February 14, 2019

What’s the best car you’ve ever owned? Maybe your first car comes to mind. The freedom of leaving your parents’ house and driving on your own! Sure it was rusty and falling apart and left a hole in the ozone above your hometown but…FREEDOM! Maybe you had a sports car that pushed you back in […]

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February 7, 2019

Two Strategies For Handling Your Weaknesses In Ministry

February 7, 2019

Something I’ve done a lot over the last few years is interview. I don’t mean like I’m looking for a new gig. I’m talking about interviewing people for open positions in our organization. I’m not a pro but I’ve definitely improved from five years ago, when I took over the leadership of my department. That […]

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February 5, 2019

February 2019 Updates

February 5, 2019

Breeze Product Updates Keeping you informed of product updates and enhancements. Highlights include: 1. Profile Pictures Support Portrait Mode 2. Graph Reporting in Contributions has joined the dark side and 3. Anonymous Attendance Data separation to make viewing attendance data accurate all the time. Profile Pictures Support Portrait Mode Previously, pictures that were in portrait mode or squared […]

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January 31, 2019

2 Critical Characteristics of Veteran Pastors

January 31, 2019

Recently I found myself in a fascinating conversation with a pastor who is in his 4th decade of ministry and still thriving in his role. How someone survives this long with a heart alive to God and a passion for people and the church is something I’m deeply interested in. I’m guessing you are as […]

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