PRODUCE LASTING LIFE CHANGE WITH THESE FOUR SIMPLE TRUTHS

Several years back, I attended a worship leaders conference and one of speakers, Steve Reynolds, had written a book called, Get Off the Couch: 6 Motivators to Help You Lose Weight and Start Living: A Man’s A.C.T.I.O.N. Plan. I skimmed the book in 2012 and am now re-reading it. After a year and a half … Read more

AS A CHURCH MEMBER, ARE YOU MORE OF A CUSTOMER OR AN EMPLOYEE?

I can’t help but think of the church as I’m reading Leading at a Higher Level by Ken Blanchard. The stories of turning customers into “raving fans” are inspiring and powerful. I understand that the church is a unique, supernatural institution and that God’s Spirit can work in mighty ways even in our lack of … Read more

SEVEN REASONS CLARITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR STRONG CHURCHES

“You cannot lead a strong organization without extraordinary clarity.”  A. Stanley As church leaders, we are bombarded with “have tos”, “how tos” and “must dos”.  There’s no way we can do everything.  That’s why clarity is so important. Take heart – You don’t need to do extraordinary things. You need to do ordinary things extraordinarily … Read more

Does Your Community Know About Your Church? (25 Ideas To Make It Happen)

If your community isn’t talking about your church – then do something to get the conversation going. We’re not going for things like, “What’s going on down there anyway?”  We don’t want bad publicity. We want things like, “I think the church is hosting that” or “Have you see what First Church did?! Wow!” Every … Read more

THE INCREDIBLE VALUE OF FIVE PERCENT – DISCOVER ITS POWER

It’s tough to swallow, but about 80% of all you do can be done just as effectively by almost anyone else, according to Wayne Cordeiro, author of The Divine Mentor: Growing Your Faith as You Sit at the Feet of the Savior .  Another 15% can be done by someone with a little training.  No one … Read more

FOR A GREAT FOUNDATION, HELP YOUR STUDENTS PRIORITIZE THEIR SUMMER CALENDAR

Summers fly by. And if life is going to indeed be that busy, we need to switch to thinking about how we are investing our time. It’s no longer about looking for something to fill our time. It’s now about which of these things are going to make the most impact in our lives and … Read more

THREE SURPRISING PLACES YOU SHOULD DECLUTTER IN LIFE

Decluttering has become a fad. Everyone seems to be making life, work, and home more streamlined, sleek, and minimal. Anyone serving in specialized ministries, part-time church staff roles, or other ministries knows how crazy schedules can be when wearing several hats and meeting all your obligations. Is it time to streamline? Where can you declutter? … Read more