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Whether your church has paid staff or your volunteers make everything happen, clarity is essential for everyone on your team. When everyone has a clear understanding of their jobs and responsibilities, ministry runs smoother. Let this be true for church staff and volunteers alike. You have important volunteer jobs to …

Leadership is a Skill Whether you are trying to lead your team, a staff, a group of volunteers, your family, or yourself, everyone can be a better leader. Leadership is a skill that can be practiced and developed. Even if leadership isn’t in your job title or written in your …

Most churches are constantly looking for new ways to get new people through the doors. But when you think beyond the how, do you know what they’ll do once they’re in? Have you planned all the ways the church can find, engage, minister to, and retain them? Thankfully, we can …

#1 – Who says you have to do that? Time management begins with obligation elimination. Some of the stress-inducing items on your calendar may not need to be there in the first place.  Does anything really hang in the balance for that meeting or task?  What would happen if it …

When a church’s leadership decides to create a new position on staff, sometimes it’s a result of healthy, normal growth. The church is in a position to welcome a new role to the team to expand or begin a ministry—such as adding a College Pastor after the youth program is …

Most churches want to reach people and help them grow in their faith. After all, that’s the Great Commission.  We’re supposed to go into the world (evangelism) and make disciples (discipleship). Those are the two primary activities of every church. The two jobs to be done. But let’s be honest. …

On one hand, there’s no such thing as “part-time” ministry. But today, many pastors are bi-vocational or co-vocational. For many, it’s an intentional choice, perhaps even an evangelism strategy.  For others, it’s an unavoidable reality; the supplemental income is necessary. If you’re a pastor or a church leader looking for …

You probably don’t need another article full of statistics to confirm what you’re seeing with your own eyes. But let’s start with just a couple before moving on to some reasons and, ultimately, landing on some practical action steps. According to one study, 65 million adults in the United States …

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 ministry. That’s why most churches …

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