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5 Ways to Engage Your Online Church Audience

Posted by Aaron Buer on January 21, 2021


I don’t know about your church, but around 70% of our congregation is still attending online. Depending on where you live, this likely will be the norm for the foreseeable future. So, how do you effectively engage your online church audience? This is an important question to ask right now, but also for the future. Beyond the pandemic, it’s possible a percentage of church attendance will continue digitally.  I have some ideas I’d like to share on how we might effectively engage this segment of...

3 Intentional Giving Strategies for Your Church in 2021

Posted by Aaron Buer on January 14, 2021


Giving is good. It’s good for the church, and it’s good for people. It’s good for the receiver, and it’s good for the giver. The scriptures are clear about the importance of generosity, and secular research reveals the same truth. Generosity is good for the soul. Yet, despite all this, we often find it uncomfortable talking about money in church.  I want to share three simple strategies to help you create intentionality around giving conversations in your church this year. Why? Because it will...

Leadership Lessons from the Moving Truck

Posted by Aaron Buer on January 7, 2021


I recently moved, and let me tell you, moving a family of seven in the middle of a pandemic is no small feat! I’m still recovering. During this move, I learned a few things about leadership, change, and expectations that I think many of us can glean as we head into 2021.  By the way, I’m still serving at the same church and still part of the Breeze family. We just moved a few miles away from our old place.  Here we go: Leadership lessons from the moving truck. Set People Up to Win My wife is...

3 Challenging Resources to Help Your Church End 2020 Well

Posted by Aaron Buer on December 17, 2020


If you’re like me, you’re probably asking a lot of hard questions about your church’s well-being right now.   How are we doing?   Are we declining?   Are we losing momentum?   Are we in trouble?   Are we going to make it? Our leadership team has been wrestling with tough questions like these, and how could we not? We’re in the middle of our second shutdown of in-person services, and the virtual attendance numbers are hard to understand and interpret. Maybe you can relate. Amidst these...

3 Questions to Ask Your Church Staff in this Season of Waiting

Posted by Aaron Buer on December 10, 2020


Well, many of our churches are back to not meeting in person again. And so, we are back to waiting. Waiting to be back in person. Waiting to preach to a crowd. Waiting for children’s ministry rooms to have children in them. Waiting to perform weddings. Waiting for Bible studies, small groups, and prayer meetings.  Waiting.   Is it just me, or is this not very fun?   And yet, if we carefully read scripture, it reveals that waiting is a very important and biblical idea.   Abraham: Years and years...

5 Advent Sermon Ideas From Passages You Might Not Expect

Posted by Alex Hannis on December 7, 2020


December is here again.  You’ve already preached the Luke narrative. You taught from Matthew’s Gospel last year.  Not to mention that whole series you did in the Isaiah prophecies once, too. And yet, Christmas is approaching and you’re not quite sure which passages to teach from or themes to cover this Advent season.  Well, I have good news for you. The Bible is one big book of Advent. How do I mean? The word Advent has its roots in Latin and carries with it the meaning of “coming.”  The story...

How to Lead When You Don’t Have Time

Posted by Aaron Buer on December 3, 2020


Question: How do you lead others when you don’t feel like you have time to do your job? During this season, we’ve all had to flex and pivot into new roles and skills out of necessity. And yet, for those of us who exercise leadership—you manage a few employees or oversee a bunch of volunteers—while we pivot, stretch, flex, and swivel in our own job, we ALSO need to provide decent leadership for the people under our care. I’m guessing some of you just felt a pang of guilt because you feel like...

3 Ways to Utilize Breeze Forms at Your Church

Posted by Nate Roemer on November 25, 2020


Breeze forms are powerful tools that have endless possibilities to help your church or ministry thrive! Simply put, a Breeze form can be used whenever you need to acquire information. Forms can be as simple as a name and email, or much more robust, including options like checkboxes, input text fields, and even the ability to collect payments online. While this is in no way an exhaustive list, hopefully the below ideas will spark some creative way your church or ministry can better utilize...

4 Tips for Better Church Staff Meetings

Posted by Annie Sherwood on November 19, 2020


Do you have meeting fatigue? Do you feel like your church staff meetings are not very productive, and you’d rather be doing just about anything else? You’re not alone.  In this season, with all the pivots we’ve had to make with COVID, I find we’re having way more meetings than ever before. That’s natural–there’s  a lot to talk about, right? We’ve had to scratch our plans and go back to the drawing board countless times. Not only have we had to replan the original plan, but we’ve also had to...

5 Ways to Encourage Giving to Your Church This Christmas

Posted by Aaron Buer on November 12, 2020


Let’s be real about something: For many of our churches, giving during the Christmas season is vital to the financial health of our church. We rely on end-of-year giving to sustain our church during months of the year when giving is less consistent. And yet, if I had to guess, your church probably doesn’t talk about it much. I’d like to challenge you to start doing so. In fact, you should have a clear strategy and plan for Christmas giving.   Here’s why: Many people desire to give during the...

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