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Five Things Pastors Can Do to Re-Energize Tired Teams
Five Things Pastors Can Do to Re-Energize Tired Teams

Your team is tired. Staff, leaders, and volunteers have lived with Covid complexity for a while with effects that will linger for years to come. Much of how they have done ministry has changed dramatically. People have new roles and responsibilities. Leaders have...

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Five Things Pastors Can Do to Re-Energize Tired Teams
Five Things Pastors Can Do to Re-Energize Tired Teams

Your team is tired. Staff, leaders, and volunteers have lived with Covid complexity for a while with effects that will linger for years to come. Much of how they have done ministry has changed dramatically. People have new roles and responsibilities. Leaders have...

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What Barna’s New Data Says About the Perception of Church
What Barna’s New Data Says About the Perception of Church

Barna recently hosted a “State of the Church” event aimed at helping church leaders in specific cities understand what people think of the church in general. One of the key questions they asked was the question of perception. In this instance, the data from these...

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5 Ways Pastors Can Stunt Church Growth
5 Ways Pastors Can Stunt Church Growth

There are many barriers that can prevent a church from growing. From a shortage of leaders to a congregation that doesn’t invite others, church growth can stall for a number of reasons. And sometimes, there are even people in the church who don’t want it to grow. But...

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Surprising Truths About Growing Churches
Surprising Truths About Growing Churches

We work with pastors who want to lead growing churches. That desire crosses size, denomination, and location. It’s more of a mindset. And over the years, we’ve observed several things about these growing churches, some of which...

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What do you do when you don’t have enough donors?
What do you do when you don’t have enough donors?

For years I heard Rick Warren, the Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life, talk about funding the ministry in the church. His talk changed my perspective on funding and the church and helped me realize that raising money meant raising...

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What To Do When People Stop Giving
What To Do When People Stop Giving

People will stop giving to your church. Chances are, you’ve felt slighted or dismayed when you learned that someone you thought was a lifelong supporter has stopped giving. When this happens, what do you do?  What should your response be? Here are five suggestions… #1...

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What do you do when you don’t have enough leaders?
What do you do when you don’t have enough leaders?

Most churches need more leaders. And most churches say they have tried everything — from preaching to asking to begging, not to mention trying all the ideas from the last online summit you attended. If nothing seems to be working, this is for you. (Fair warning...

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The Most Important Ministries in Your Church
The Most Important Ministries in Your Church

What are the most important things your church does? Out of all the programs, ministries, and special events, which ones make the most impact? These are important questions. Asking and answering them is tough. Making adjustments based on the answers is even tougher....

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Five Signs of Financial Health
Five Signs of Financial Health

What does a financially healthy church look like?  While all churches are different and serving in unique contexts, here are some best practices. Like with all numbers, they are a guide based on general best practices and may need to be adapted for your church. A...

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Why Pastors Should Know What People Give
Why Pastors Should Know What People Give

As a young pastor, one of my mentors was adamant about the value of never knowing what people give. He often stated that he had no clue about individual giving patterns and no idea what people give. For him, it was a matter of principle. Treat people with the grace...

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Three Practical Ways to Thank Your Donors
Three Practical Ways to Thank Your Donors

When it comes to generosity, it’s always appropriate and it’s nearly impossible to overdo appreciation. The people who are financially supporting the mission of your church need to hear “thank you.” There are at least two categories where appreciation should be...

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