FIVE QUESTIONS FOR MINISTRY LEADERS IN THEIR FORTIES

Pastors and Ministry Leaders come in all ages. Each age group brings a unique perspective. I met with a 20-something pastor this week and heard great, enthusiastic stories about ministry, leadership, dreams, and potential. Last month, I had lunch with an 80-year-old pastor who is still serving and preaching. His conversation was filled with wisdom, … Read more

A SPECIFIC INVITATION TO GIVE AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Giving helps shape our lives. As Christ-followers, giving generously is part of our DNA. Christians should be in a church and committed tithers. Tithing creates a lifelong discipline of putting our trust in God and not in ourselves or our financial situation. We are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Kingdom work beyond our … Read more

IF YOU WAIT TOO LONG TO INVITE NEW ATTENDEES TO GET INVOLVED, THEY WON’T BE AROUND.

I’ve heard it said, if a worship attendee hasn’t become part of a ministry team or joined a group of some kind, the likelihood of them staying in your church decreases dramatically after two years. It is true that worship is typically the main entry point for people.  Worship will always be the primary function … Read more

NEED A BOOST FOR YOUR TEAM? CLARIFY YOUR GOAL!

The most critical component in building a high-performance team is a clear, common, compelling task. Some stress the need for interpersonal relationships… but this is the wrong emphasis. Connections and community among a team are important characteristics, but these attributes will be evident once the main task is clear.  A team that is highly connected … Read more

ONE THING CHRISTIAN PARENTS CAN DO TO BUILD FAITH INTO THEIR CHILDREN

Church is important. Gathering for worship is an anchor for anyone who follows Jesus. But when it comes to building faith in your kids, Christian parents can’t rely on the church alone. It’s a mathematical situation: the church has maybe two or three hours with your kids a week and the home has the other … Read more