What Does Your Church Building Say About God?

Our church just finished redesigning the building.  We made space for more creative worship, got movable sanctuary seating to maximize small group teaching and generally spruced the building up with new carpet and paint.  People are excited and momentum, even … Continued

Leading Servants and Serving Leaders

This phrase once came to mind about the role of a church staff person. I’m not sure if it’s something I read or something that just came to me, but I wrote it on a Post It note and have had it on … Continued

Your Church Needs Coaches, Not Staff

I recently heard someone say, “a church needs to quit hiring staff and start hiring coaches.” In some ways it makes sense. Hiring people who can help assemble the greatest and largest resource of the church – the people – … Continued

A Christmas Story

I heard this old story someplace, not even sure if it’s true or where to give credit. It was the night of the children’s christmas play and little Johnny was upset because he didn’t get the part of Joseph.  He … Continued

Three Ingredients for Church Growth

“The chief contribution of laypeople to the growth of the church can be summed up in one word: ministry”. (Wagner)  We must help people find a place to serve.  We need to move them from watching to participating, from sitting to doing, from simply attending … Continued

Focusing Social Media Accounts

I was pulled to the center of the texting vortex about three years back when I lost my voice for three months.  Here I am three years later, slowly realizing that I have also been pulled into many different social networking … Continued

Ministry Prayer Plan

I was inspired by Greg Groves at The Well Seminars this fall.  He has a very structured, intentional and expectant personal prayer ministry model. As a ministry leader, one of our big jobs is to pray for our people.  I have … Continued

The Most Important Hour Of The Day

I was reading a list today from Ralph Palmen (principles and strategies for everyday living) where he mentioned the “Quick Start Concept”.  It is said that the first hour of every day should be your best.  That idea of a … Continued

Staying on Course as a Worship Team

“Don’t let your church be a cul-de-sac on the Great Commission highway.” – Ed Stetzer I just recently ran across this quote and it’s a great word picture.  There are so many nice things about being on a cul-de-sac.  The … Continued

Worship Team Daniel Fast

I was visiting a church in Pennsylvania when I heard about how they had done a congregation wide Daniel Fast.  This season of prayer and fasting (only eating the basics) led to increased growth, direction, energy and joy for their … Continued

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