5 Tips to Improve as a Small Group Leader

I used to believe that small groups just wouldn’t work in rural and small town environments. I’m beginning to change my mind. They can work; you just need the right people leading them. Good leadership works no matter what context Continue Reading

The Eight Mistakes Churches Continue to Make on Sundays

I’m guessing if you’re reading this blog, you have an interest in growing your church by reaching new people. Most pastors have this desire, but many churches continue to struggle to do what is necessary to actually reach people. Don’t Continue Reading

We Could Never Do That

This is an all too common phrase spoken by small town pastors. I hear it over and over again in the conversations I’m a part of. I’d love to change our worship music, but we could never do that. I’d Continue Reading

4 Conversations You Probably Need to Have with the Worship Leader

If I asked 100 lead pastors what is the staff or volunteer position that is most difficult to work with, how many do you think would say the worship leader? My guess would be over 50%, with the youth pastor Continue Reading

3 Questions to Ask When Planning a Sermon Series

One of the best changes my church ever made was going from preaching stand alone sermons every Sunday to preaching through sermon series. Sermon series give you more time to prepare and more opportunities to be creative. They also generate Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Being a Relational Leader

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that most small town pastors tend to be very relational. It’s hard to get hired as a pastor in a small town if you’re not. Most small town churches Continue Reading
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