New Room Notes 2019

These are the notes and thoughts from the 2019 New Room Conference in Nashville, TN. Glad I got to be a part of it and though the speakers were really solid, there was definitely a sense during the whole event … Continued

Vision: Simplify & Repeat

If you’re leading a group of people, you can attest to the fact that vision must be stated over and over. It’s been said that “vision leaks,” and “doesn’t stick.” For an organization to flourish, the vision must be attainable … Continued

The Small Church’s Gift To Young Leaders

In a small church, opportunities are presented for children and students that aren’t always available to kids in larger churches. It’s not that larger churches don’t develop leaders, it’s just that they have to become much more intentional, with limited opportunities, in raising up … Continued

11 Scriptures Every Teen Girl Should Memorize

There’s no silver bullet to be ensured your kids will grow up to be God-fearing, Christ-following, church shaping and counter-culture Christians. From what I can tell, you just keep living faithfully, invite your kids to follow you to church, in … Continued

Ten Tips For Increasing Attendance At Special Ministry Events

We’ve had our share of events where hardly anyone has shown up. You can’t predict game schedules, weather or any number of other factors. I’ve spent time time after consoling pastors, youth pastors and other event leaders about the woes of low … Continued

Ministry Finish Lines: How Will You Know You Succeeded?

I always like ministry work trips where you spend a few days serving in building walls, cleaning out old houses or other small projects. I enjoy completing those things!  When you’re putting up a wall, you know when you’re finished.  At … Continued

7 Simple Ways Church Staff Can Build Trust

God’s most precious commodity in all the world is people and we must follow suit.  Our role as a pastor or staff member is to help grow the church and assist them in being Jesus to the world.  If trust … Continued

Go For No’s

If you are needing to ask volunteers to help serve or request donations for some event, here’s one great tip: Most people have a goal for how many people say, “yes.” But, if you want to get motivated, have a … Continued

Eight Ways To Think Like A Big Church

There’s not only a mandate for the church to grow, there is a natural desire for most churches and church leaders to want to grow.   There are some people who run around saying, “it’s not about numbers”, and in one … Continued

Move Beyond The Ordinary To Generate Leadership

“Ordinary thinking and ordinary effort are almost never enough to generate leadership.” – Tribes, Seth Godin Could it be that the reason the church has trouble “generating leadership” is because of ordinary thinking and ordinary effort? Sometimes I think pastors look … Continued

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