5 Concrete Ways Church Staff Stay Fresh in Ministry

Next week, our church office is beginning to slowly open back up. As I post this, we’ve been living through the 2020 global pandemic that seemed to shut the world down. If you’re serving in a church ministry, you either fall into the camp of feeling like you’ve had a bit of a break these … Read more

Survival Is A Terrible Goal For A Church

Sometimes, a church will get the idea that God’s vision for their ministry is to maintain what they have before pursuing growth and health. The fact is that “survival” is a terrible goal. Hoping to keep the status quo is not motivating, nor is it God-honoring. You will not put your church in a position … Read more

Transitioning To A Paid Sound Engineer

Currently, we have four morning worship services on Sundays. Two of these services are held in the Family Life Center and two are held in the Sanctuary. The two services in the Family Life Center are led by the worship band and until we began the second of the two in that space, the sound … Read more

The Church Was Designed To Be A Volunteer Organization

There is tremendous power in the church. This is especially realized when every member understands the privilege of using their unique gifts and experiences to move the church forward in mission. Church leaders must become great at caring for volunteers in ministry. In the book Volunteer Revolution, these questions were listed as a way for … Read more

Church staff roles must be focused

The healthiest leaders know that focusing on doing what they do best will generate the most productive outcome.  And as each person succeeds at doing their part well, the department grows. In a larger church staff, the roles are often more delineated.  Many times, because there are more staff in place, the jobs are broken … Read more

The Sin Didn’t Stick

Had a great Faith @ Home event at our church yesterday.  During the course of each year, the Family Ministry Team sets up one time events for parents with children in specific age categories.  The parents and kids then meet during the worship hour to learn together.  It’s designed to help parents make the home the primary spiritual influence in the lives … Read more

12 Things Every Church Ought to Know About Their Community…

The beauty of the church is that it literally everywhere. There are roughly 50 million people in the United states who called themselves believers and attend worship on a regular basis. In fact, in the United Methodist world, there are way more UMC’s than there are McDonald’s in the country – almost three to one.  And that’s … Read more