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Building a Building Committee

Building a Building Committee

When a ministry is growing and it’s clear more space is needed, most leaders know it’s time to assemble a building committee. However, many quickly realize assembling the right team can be significantly more challenging than identifying the need for one. A building committee created in haste using anyone available or only those with specific…

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The Proactive Church

The Proactive Church

We’ve all heard the old saying, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” This phrase simply means if something is working adequately, leave it alone. Unfortunately, this phrase is inherently limiting to whoever applies it. As church leaders, one of the primary roles we fill is universal handyman and go to problem solver. Fair or…

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10 Reasons I Would Seek to Raise Up Staff within My Church

10 Reasons I Would Seek to Raise Up Staff within My Church

More and more churches are deciding to raise up staff from within their congregation. While I wondered about that direction when it first began to gain steam, I have come to see the value of it. Here are 10 reasons I encourage you to consider this option: You likely know them better than outside hires….

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Five Reasons Why Decreasing the Number of Worship Services Might Be the Best Move

Five Reasons Why Decreasing the Number of Worship Services Might Be the Best Move

For years, the conventional wisdom has been that increasing the number of worship services is the best path to go. You rarely heard leaders advocating decreasing the number of services. The concern is that the reduction of choices results in lower overall attendance. So, don’t consider going from three Sunday morning services to two or…

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7 Church Practices We Will Be Following in 2022

Seven Church Practices We Will Be Following in 2022

I recently shared my annual trends report for churches as we head into 2022. In this article, I look at seven church practices that may emerge into major trends. With each church practice, I provide you with a link or an example if you desire to dig more deeply. Some of these resources are provided…

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Seven Ways to Equip Your Church to Give Sacrificially

Seven Ways to Equip Your Church to Give Sacrificially

Giving patterns in churches are changing. The ways in which people give are changing. What does not need to change is the heart for sacrificial giving. How can you equip your congregation to give sacrificially? Here are seven items to consider. 1. Teach why sacrificial giving is necessary for God’s mission. If what you are…

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5 Reasons Your Church’s Giving Is Increasing

Five Reasons Your Church’s Giving Is Increasing Even Though Attendance Is Lower

“Our attendance is down 20 percent, but our giving is up 10 percent!” We hear similar comments like that one frequently. When the first quarantine began, there was a clear and valid concern that churches would not have the funds to continue their ministries and keep their staff. Then the surprise came for some churches….

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4 Simple Steps You Can Take Right Now To Grow

Four Simple Steps You Can Take Right Now To Grow Generosity At Your Church!

We see it happen all the time… A church is struggling to meet their operating budget. Yet, they also have some pressing capital needs and wonder if it is even possible to raise that kind of money. In faith, they launch a capital campaign to fund a much-needed facility improvement, and, to the leader’s amazement,…

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Using Social Media for Church

A Simple Framework for Using Social Media for Your Church

You may have recently seen research indicating that TikTok has surpassed YouTube in viewing time per user. If you’re like most pastors I know, you may have rolled your eyes and thought to yourself, “I just can’t keep up with it all.” Between doing the day to day ministry of the church and balancing other…

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The Definitive Checklist for Launching Your Church Website

The Definitive Checklist for Launching Your Church Website

I don’t know if there’s anything quite as nerve-racking as launching a website. You’ve put a ton of work into the website, and you hope that everything works. Of course, “hoping” that everything works isn’t really a great way to launch a website. However, you can do more than just “hope” everything goes well. You…

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