Ministry Leaders: Create, Don’t Replicate

“Church leaders need to create ministry, not replicate it.”  Center Church, Keller Creating ministry, specific to your region, the people and the gifts of the congregation is a powerful force. Attending conferences, hearing about other ministries and churches and reading books, … Continued

How To Change A Team Culture

The culture should support the overall mission of the organization.  A purposeful mission matched with a negative culture will never get off the ground.  The culture – the attitudes and actions of individual players and their shared beliefs with others … Continued

Good. Fast. Cheap. Pick Two…

This is a pretty standard thought that I’ve heard in a variety of places.  I was in a meeting and someone said, “you’ve got good, fast and cheap, pick two.”  It makes sense. And it’s worth thinking of again as … Continued

7 Things Ministry Leaders Need To Keep Doing

As the old farmer once said, “The problem with cows is that you have to keep milking them.” At times, we plan with the “this should do it once and for all” motto.  Anyone who has led people for very long … Continued

One key to becoming a great church

Serving the community and region in which you live is one of the best ways to become a great church.  One can’t calculate the impact.  The effects are far reaching.  The results are tremendous. There are many facets to the … Continued

How to increase attendance at events in just 20 minutes

This is a generalization, but often, a pastor, staff person or active church member will invest twenty or more hours in developing a particular outreach event and not invest the needed time to invite the community. Publicity is a huge part of … Continued

8 traits established churches can learn from church plants

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I have been in many churches over the years.  I have visited established churches – churches that have been around for many decades.  And I have also been in several young church plants. Over the years, I have found myself saying … Continued

Who Packs Your Parachute

Who packs your parachute?  Who are the people in your life who help you take risk and dives? Who are the ones who help you become successful? You’ve probably heard the story before, but it’s worth thinking of again – … Continued

Churches: Under 500 and Over 500

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According to a recent study there are 282,000 churches in the USA with weekly attendance somewhere between 7 and 499 people. That same study concluded that there are approximately 19,210 churches with attendance over 500. 34 million Americans worship in … Continued

Habits of Effective Student Ministry Leaders

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Here are a few things that student ministry leaders need to make part of their lives in order to have thriving and healthy ministries: Prayer (March 11:24, Jeremiah 33:3) – Prayer is our lifeline.  We need to pray to sense God’s … Continued

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