A growing trend among evangelical pastors is to focus on their attendance numbers. Many have even joked about pastoral counting, which basically means that pastors inflate numbers to make their ministry look larger. We all know that our society has become enthralled with the notion that bigger is better. Unfortunately, in ministry we have also… Continue reading Aware of But Not Focused on Church Numbers
Lifeway put out a good article last week about your church and it’s openness to guests. Of course we all say we’re friendly, we all say our doors are open and inviting, and we all SAY that guests are important to us. But is that portrayed in how we’ve aligned our priorities of our worship… Continue reading Are Your Guests Willing to Come Back?
I recently completed reading “The Power of Team Leadership” by Charles Barna. While the premise at first seemed simple and I questioned how a complete book could be written about something that appeared obvious, I was amazed at the detail and analysis provided. Mr. Barna took great time in providing a very compelling presentation of… Continue reading Team Leadership for your church
Let’s face it. In many cases our modern churches have become much more than just a gathering place to worship. We have added daycare, schools, coffee shops, bookstores, free wi-fi, etc., etc., etc. Now there is nothing inherently bad with these things, and for the most part they are great tools for reaching new people… Continue reading Maintaining Balance Part 3 – Your Church
I have always been in awe when reading stories of business owners, executives and other leaders that talk about only getting 3-4 hours of sleep per night. I am in awe as I wake up dreary from my 8 hour nightly nap. How are they able to function on such little sleep? And, the more… Continue reading Maintaining Balance Part 2 – What are Your Priorities…