It Might be the Only Time

Should your church have a Halloween event? Absolutely! It might just be the only time someone takes a chance to walk onto your church campus. (Of course, there is always an opposing view.) There are very few events that unchurched people are attracted to like a Halloween or Harvest Festival (or whatever you want to call ...

It Should Never Take 7 Months

We live in a day and age where we expect instant gratification. You are hungry, you go through a fast food drive thru or zap something in the microwave for 3 minutes. You send a text and expect the person to respond within a few minutes. The same goes for email, since you should be ...

Answer the Phone

We work with small church, large churches and churches that seem to change sizes every other month. We work with some that over-utilize technology and some that don’t even know how to spell “technology.” We work with some who are just starting and are exploding in numbers, and some that are on the verge of closing down. ...

Back to School

There is a change in mindset when kids go back to school. Families get back on a schedule and church ministries normally start up again for the school year. Most children’s and student ministries change it up for the summer. Women’s bible studies take a hiatus. Other ministries continue on, such as mission’s trips and ...

Board Business

What does your church board do? What do they focus on? What are their priorities? We often hear opposing views about church boards. From the board members, we are told that most of their time meeting as a group is to discuss ministry at the church. The business aspects like finances, facilities and staffing is ...

When History Repeats Itself

We often hear the phrase history repeats itself. If you look at the Bible, it shows time and time again of God’s people repeating the same sins. They keep getting into the same, or very similar, predicament. His people recognize their mistake (eventually) and God comes through to redeem His people. This isn’t just true of Biblical ...

Secrets of the Church

Every church has a history. And every church has its secrets. And every church leader doesn’t want those secrets to become public. Most church leaders have decisions they wish they could do over. Or they wish they could talk about them and not hide them in a closet. Or both. Let’s face it. We all have secrets and ...

Employee Engagement Goes Both Ways

The term engagement has been thrown around a lot in the business world as of late. It is said that employee engagement is good for the organization. For employees to be engaged, there has to be a benefit to them as well. Employee engagement can be described as the level of commitment an employee has ...