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Every Church Welcome Needs These Five Elements

Every Church Welcome Needs These Five Elements

Hi, welcome to the blog. My, that’s some weather we’ve been having, isn’t it? This is unfortunately how many churches welcome people to church. It doesn’t connect with people. It doesn’t communicate value, and it’s not even that welcoming. We have to do better than...

Read this Before You Go Live on Facebook

Read this Before You Go Live on Facebook

There are now over 2.2 billion Facebook users across the world. A staggering number, and one that continues to grow year after year. If you’re doing ministry in a small town or rural setting, it may have taken a little longer for the Facebook craze to hit, but at this...

Is The One Pastor System What God Intended?

Is The One Pastor System What God Intended?

Like many of you I was saved and baptized in a church with one pastor and a deacon board. The pastor and deacons took care of most of the decisions required to keep the church functioning on a day-to-day basis. As a 15 year old boy, this system seemed to work pretty...

Four Types of Pastoral Leadership

Four Types of Pastoral Leadership

As a pastor it can seem noble and even Biblical to try to be all things to all men. The apostle Paul even said as much in his letter to the church in Corinth. “19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To...

FREE Resources for Churches with Chaplain Ministries

FREE Resources for Churches with Chaplain Ministries

Here are some useful resources for churches that have chaplain ministries. Free and donated resources for chaplains Please note: You will have to either contact the ministry by phone and or fill out a form in some cased cases to get free and donated materials. The...

4 Traits of a People Pleaser (And What to Do If This Describes You)

4 Traits of a People Pleaser (And What to Do If This Describes You)

Nobody wants to be a people pleaser. But could you be one without even realizing it? I was. Until I realized I was hurting others because of it and I needed to re-prioritize my life. Often those we live with and love the most get the least of us when we are trying to...

Three Ways to Recharge Your Spiritual Battery

Three Ways to Recharge Your Spiritual Battery

Do you know what it’s like to feel spiritually dry? Do you ever wonder if you’re going through the motions? Maybe you feel as if you’ve stopped moving, spiritually, altogether. We all have times when we need to be refreshed, refueled, and re-energized in our...

Top-Five Social Media Tips for Pastors

Top-Five Social Media Tips for Pastors

Many churches are using social media to enhance their ministries. From pastor blog posts and podcasts to Facebook shares and Retweets, social media continues to be a powerful tool for pastors. A January 2017 report from the Pew Research Center revealed that around...

4 Questionable Practices in Small Groups

4 Questionable Practices in Small Groups

In leading small groups and tracking trends over the last 25 years, I’ve done all kinds of things to recruit leaders and get people connected into groups. Some of those things, I had to apologize for. Others, I simply avoided from the start. While this post is not...

Are Your Loaves-and-Fish Leaders Playing Hide-and-Seek? 

Are Your Loaves-and-Fish Leaders Playing Hide-and-Seek? 

Your ministry could use more “loaves-and fish leaders”—leaders who believe in the potential of five loaves and two fish before God multiplies in miraculous ways. But here’s the catch, they’re probably playing hide-and-seek in your church. Pastors and ministry leaders...

Every Church Welcome Needs These Five Elements

Every Church Welcome Needs These Five Elements

Hi, welcome to the blog. My, that’s some weather we’ve been having, isn’t it? This is unfortunately how many churches welcome people to church. It doesn’t connect with people. It doesn’t communicate value, and it’s not even that welcoming. We have to do better than...

Read this Before You Go Live on Facebook

Read this Before You Go Live on Facebook

There are now over 2.2 billion Facebook users across the world. A staggering number, and one that continues to grow year after year. If you’re doing ministry in a small town or rural setting, it may have taken a little longer for the Facebook craze to hit, but at this...

Is The One Pastor System What God Intended?

Is The One Pastor System What God Intended?

Like many of you I was saved and baptized in a church with one pastor and a deacon board. The pastor and deacons took care of most of the decisions required to keep the church functioning on a day-to-day basis. As a 15 year old boy, this system seemed to work pretty...

Four Types of Pastoral Leadership

Four Types of Pastoral Leadership

As a pastor it can seem noble and even Biblical to try to be all things to all men. The apostle Paul even said as much in his letter to the church in Corinth. “19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To...

FREE Resources for Churches with Chaplain Ministries

FREE Resources for Churches with Chaplain Ministries

Here are some useful resources for churches that have chaplain ministries. Free and donated resources for chaplains Please note: You will have to either contact the ministry by phone and or fill out a form in some cased cases to get free and donated materials. The...

4 Traits of a People Pleaser (And What to Do If This Describes You)

4 Traits of a People Pleaser (And What to Do If This Describes You)

Nobody wants to be a people pleaser. But could you be one without even realizing it? I was. Until I realized I was hurting others because of it and I needed to re-prioritize my life. Often those we live with and love the most get the least of us when we are trying to...

Three Ways to Recharge Your Spiritual Battery

Three Ways to Recharge Your Spiritual Battery

Do you know what it’s like to feel spiritually dry? Do you ever wonder if you’re going through the motions? Maybe you feel as if you’ve stopped moving, spiritually, altogether. We all have times when we need to be refreshed, refueled, and re-energized in our...

Top-Five Social Media Tips for Pastors

Top-Five Social Media Tips for Pastors

Many churches are using social media to enhance their ministries. From pastor blog posts and podcasts to Facebook shares and Retweets, social media continues to be a powerful tool for pastors. A January 2017 report from the Pew Research Center revealed that around...

4 Questionable Practices in Small Groups

4 Questionable Practices in Small Groups

In leading small groups and tracking trends over the last 25 years, I’ve done all kinds of things to recruit leaders and get people connected into groups. Some of those things, I had to apologize for. Others, I simply avoided from the start. While this post is not...

Are Your Loaves-and-Fish Leaders Playing Hide-and-Seek? 

Are Your Loaves-and-Fish Leaders Playing Hide-and-Seek? 

Your ministry could use more “loaves-and fish leaders”—leaders who believe in the potential of five loaves and two fish before God multiplies in miraculous ways. But here’s the catch, they’re probably playing hide-and-seek in your church. Pastors and ministry leaders...

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