Build A True “War Room”

When I first heard the term "War Room" I instantly liked it. The thinking is that as we make war, and as the dust...

Six Reasons Leaders Avoid Change

I was recently flipping through the radio stations in my car when I came across one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs. The band...

A Huge Reason We Can Expect Smaller Crowds Upon Church Reentry

One reason we can expect smaller crowds upon church reentry is not the virus. That’s part of it for sure. It makes sense. Especially...

7 Phrases to Ban When Trying to Discover New Ideas

The best ideas in an organizational setting often come by getting a group together and searching for new ideas or ways of doing things....

The Black Box Church

Thirty years ago, the church I was a part of began using video. A lot. Our numbers had exploded. We were in a former Baptist...

Fun, Outward, and Lean – Outreach on Budget

https://youtu.be/4M_bhAQMOCs You are only limited by your imagination. Learn to make outreach fun, outward, and lean!

Quick Tips For Starting A Worship Team From Scratch

There's no doubt that every pastor starts out with a whole lot of questions, especially at the beginning of the church planting process. The...

Leading The Local Church

One of the biggest questions you can ask about your leadership is: “Are those who report to me headed in the same direction as me?” A...

12 Things Your Church Needs to Know…By The Time It’s 12...

Here are 12 Things Your Church Needs to Know…By The Time It’s 12 Months Old. These 12 things will help your church be healthy,...

7 Essentials in Facilitating a Church Merger

I am a fan of church mergers. It takes Kingdom-minded people to be willing to humble themselves and carry through with the blending of...

You Need A Sidekick

Every Monday I post one of The Basics. The Basics are simple steps every church can take to grow. They are the same steps that led...

Reality Check

Truth be known, most church leaders don’t hit the Church Growth Panic Button until the money hits the fan. At the moment it becomes...

Going Back to Your Home Church: To Go or Not to...

Every now and then I get asked the question, “Should I go back and revitalize my home church?” This is a good question and...

Revisiting “The Welcome”

We are in the midst of replanting our local church. After 10 years of being lone rangers, we have connected with a church with...

One Sure Way to Attract Leaders

I learned in church revitalization that many times entrepreneurial type leaders disappear when things aren’t working well. People who like big visions and want...

Survival is Suicidal

One guarantee: If survival is the goal of a church, then death is the inevitable outcome. Survival is “all about us.” When a church is...

4 Types Of People Who Give Anonymous Criticism

As a leader for over 30 years, I’ve received my share of criticism. It comes with leadership. If you aren’t receiving criticism — you...

Jesus and Gardening

Even though I grew up on a farm, I know very little about gardening. To be honest, most vegetables and I don’t get along....

A Month By Month Guide To Understanding Your Listener’s Mindsets

All great communicators begin with focusing on their listener’s mindset, not their topic. Senior Pastor’s who are great preachers are no exception to this rule. Below...

The Three Second Rule

It happened again. Great worship was happening and then … nothing. Silence Dead air time Squirrel!!! Let’s be honest here … if the radio (or your favorite online...
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