Ask Questions To Move Forward

“My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” – Peter Drucker Of course this quote makes sense.  It’s often the questions, especially when posed from an outsider’s perspective, that allow us to think more clearly … Continued

8 Simple Ministry Ideas

Through conversations and experiences over the last few weeks, here are some random ministry ideas – in no particular order: – Free Meal For You (Clinton, IA) – a couple in the church decided to give out lunches to underprivilaged.  Once a … Continued

You’re Going To Disappoint Someone

I heard this statement once: “Ministry leaders, you’re going to disappoint someone, try not to let it be your kids.” There are many ways that ministry work gets put in front of family.  So, it doesn’t seem too bad for it to … 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

Can Job Titles Make A Difference?

I was recently on a trip when I began to notice something.  Most everywhere we went, the common name of “employees” had been changed.  At a thinking game store called Marbles, workers were called Brain Coaches.  At the Lego Store, … Continued

Fishful Thinking…

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Never forget the church’s mission and your mission as a disiciple – to be fishers of men. Jesus calls us to leave everything and follow him.  In doing so, we learn to become fishers of people.  We catch the passion … 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

A Slice of Sabbath

The Sabbath is a reminder to ourselves that we can’t control and do everything.  We remind ourselves 1/7 of every week that it’s really God who works in and through us to accomplish important and eternal things. It’s while observing a … Continued

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