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Fund What Works

Invest your outreach dollars wisely. Don’t give your leadership blessing willy-nilly to all things that appear on your radar screen. Decent ideas are not...

Want Popcorn with Your Worship?

Prior to March 11, my wife and I went to the cinema almost every Friday. Thankfully, we mostly have the same taste in movies,...

6 Outreach Lessons From Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman, aka the legendary “Johnny Appleseed”, was a missionary who reached out to Native Americans in the Ohio Valley in the early 1800s. He...

The High Price Of Inaction

I guarantee there’s a decision you’ve been putting off that if you postpone it any longer, it is going to cost you dearly. How do...

What’s Most Important Right Now?

Can we just take a moment to catch our breath? Follow after me, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out. Do you feel better...

Why Has Evangelism Declined? 7 Reasons

As an integral prioritist (my phrase), I believe both mission and evangelism are important for both individual followers of Christ and to churches, but...

Through The Good, Bad and Ugly

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you...

My “System” For Handling Difficult People in the Church

I was talking with a pastor that I coach recently. He asked me how I handle difficult people in the church. I assured him...

How Your Building Is Killing Your Growth (and what to do...

Senior Pastors typically underestimate the impact their building has on their church’s future growth. Building Too Late Church planters believe the lie that they don’t need...

Seek the Welfare of Your Community

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in...

Small Town Worship

If I were to ask you what’s the one area in your church that could use the most help, what would you say? If...

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,...