9 Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression

It takes work to make a great first impression, and that’s good news. You know why? Because that means it’s something you can control. I guess the bad news is if you’re not happy with the first impression your church Continue Reading

5 Signs Your Church is in Decline

Have you ever known someone who has died unexpectedly? Our community has had several of those stories this year. It’s scary to think one day everything is fine, and the next day you or someone you love is suddenly gone. Continue Reading

Killin It: How to Stop an Ineffective Ministry

One of the most common mistakes churches make today is trying to do too much. And who can blame them? Churches want to reach people, and churches are willing to try anything to do that. Even if that anything means Continue Reading

Five Roles of a Campus or Associate Pastor

I originally set out to write a post on the role of the campus pastor, but after writing it, I realized that the role of the associate pastor is quite similar. In fact, most churches would be wise to develop Continue Reading

The Essentials: Ten Things You Need to Give Your Church a Chance to Grow

A little over ten years ago, my church hit a growth spurt. One year we grew by 18 percent, the next year 48 percent, and the next year 57 percent. Growth seemed to come easy back then. It’s much different Continue Reading

How to Regain the Joy of Ministry

Tell me if this sounds familiar. Whenever I have to deal with a difficult problem in my church, I contemplate doing something else with my life. Ministry just doesn’t seem worth it. I could get a job making more money Continue Reading
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