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Do This BEFORE You Ask Your Church to Invite

Do This BEFORE You Ask Your Church to Invite

For most, the Sunday morning service is the front door to the church. It’s the first-time people will experience your church community.  It’s when people hear and sing the songs, listen to the sermon, and see others. I’m not saying this is all there is (or that it’s...

7 Ways to Repurpose Your Weekend Sermon

7 Ways to Repurpose Your Weekend Sermon

I’m passionate about this topic because I remember all the hard work that went into writing a new sermon every week.   The average pastor spends 10 ½ hours writing, preparing, and presenting their weekend message. That’s a lot of time, research, knowledge, prayer, and...

7 Things that Drive Church Growth

7 Things that Drive Church Growth

Let's talk about things that drive growth. Many of these things are not expensive and you don’t need a ton of money to implement most of these changes.  But don’t let budget be an excuse for stagnation. You will need focus and you might need support. Seven Principles...

The Real Church Growth Barriers

The Real Church Growth Barriers

Most books, articles, and podcasts addressing growth barriers deal with visible and tactical issues. You’ll read about changing worship style to attract a younger generation. You’ll read about adding service times when you’re 80% full. And while worship style, aging...

Three Kinds of Church Growth

Three Kinds of Church Growth

Karl Vaters, author of The Grasshopper Myth and an author/advocate for small churches, says, “Church growth should always be a part of every pastor’s prayers, passion and strategy.” Pastors should want their churches to reach more people. But that’s not the only kind...

Overcoming Church Growth Barriers

Overcoming Church Growth Barriers

Mention the phrase “church growth” and you’ll hear a variety of opinions. On one hand, you’ll find people who promise seven simple steps to explode growth now or organizations that will reveal the secret to growth for three easy payments of $97. And on the other hand,...

Five Quick Tips for Planning Christmas

Five Quick Tips for Planning Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year. But often as a Pastor or Church Staff member, it can feel more like chaos than calm.   By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin On average, Pastor’s spend 10 ½ hours preparing...