How to Know When It’s Time to Go

How long should the average pastor stay at one church? I saw that question asked on Facebook recently, and I was surprised by the variety of answers. Some thought a pastor should move on after just a few years to Continue Reading

How to Create a Pre-Service Huddle

A few years ago our team attended a conference at Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The preaching was fantastic. The breakouts were hit and miss. But there’s one idea that we came away with that we really liked and Continue Reading

Help, No One Wants to Volunteer at My Church

As people continue to get busier and commitment to the church continues to decrease, it’s become harder and harder to convince people to volunteer at church. This seems to be happening to every church, no matter the size or denomination. Continue Reading

Let Us Not Grow Weary

We are in an interesting season at my church. About a year ago, we really began to notice that our weekend attendance wasn’t what it once was. To make matters worse, our giving was in decline as well. These two Continue Reading

Three Thoughts About Your Next Hire

If you’ve been involved in ministry for very long, you know that people come and go. And not just church members, I’m talking about pastors and staff as well. In the church I serve, we’ve had five youth pastors in Continue Reading

The Consequences of Trying to Please Everyone

Hey, you want to know how to make some people really mad in your church? Move the handicap parking, and neglect to tell those affected by the move beforehand. I mean everyone knows how much people love surprises. They love Continue Reading
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