7 Church Twitter Tips

Like all tools, Twitter can be helpful if you have a purpose.  Here are 7 tips for making it great. 1. Create a list.  Lists are powerful ways for people to stay connected.  Create a list of everyone who is actively … Continued

The World Needs An Alive Church

Spent time in Sunday School last week talking about the Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel.  Some of the conversation began to center around the church and how the pastor looks out on the congregation praying that they will come … Continued

12 Ways To Delegate Prayer

Jesus invited people to pray for him.  He invited people to pray for workers in the harvest field.  He invited his disciples to pray for him in the garden.  And he invited people to be in constant prayer.  He expected … Continued

Our church is older than our town!

I sat in the McDonald’s parking lot looking at the police car out of my car window.  In a rush to meet someone, I failed to use my signal in the turn lane. I got pulled over and had some time … Continued

Obstacles vs Problems

A problem is something that we see along side the road.  It will slow us down as we  work on it, but doesn’t necessarily need our attention, we just do it anyway. An obstacle is quite different in that it blocks … Continued

Who Else Needs to Increase Their Impact by Increasing Their Volunteer Teams?

The key to volunteers on your side is ownership.  It’s more than just delegating jobs, though that is a step in the process.  It’s giving those people who believe in you and the mission an opportunity to participate meaningfully and … Continued

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

Children’s Ministry Leaders Must Become Diversity Experts

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The children’s ministry, at the churches I have been in over the last few months, has been much more diverse than the congregation as a whole.   I recently read from Sam Rainer, in 10 Unexpected Trends to Surface in 2020,  that the … Continued

12 Simple (& Mostly Free) Ways to Grow a Small Church Student Ministry

I see scads of small church youth ministry on an annual basis.  I love them.  I love the leaders.  I love the students.  I also am blessed to work with some of the larger student ministries in my little circle … Continued

Speaking Bible

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We were recently with a sr. high student ministry for a weekend event.  They told a story about a time when one of the students in their group stumbled over some words as he read scripture aloud.  He got flustered … Continued

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