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

5 Things You Can Do this Summer that could Increase Attendance this Fall

Summer is my favorite time of year. I love the heat, the sun, and the relaxed atmosphere that comes from my kids being out of school. Apparently, a lot of other people feel the same because as you’ve probably noticed, Continue Reading

10 Facts About Change in Church

Change isn’t always popular, but it’s always necessary. Apple puts out a new phone every year because people are willing to pay for the upgrades. Taco Bell starts selling fries because they figure their customers might like something different. And Continue Reading

Five Ways Pastors Can Keep a Healthy Schedule

Do you know which pastors struggle the most with burn out? It’s actually not pastors of large churches. It’s pastors of small churches. If you’ve ever pastored a small church you understand why. You’re expected to be everywhere and take Continue Reading
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