Church Holidays

Does your church close the office doors during federal holidays? We just celebrated Fourth of July. It just happened to be on a Monday. Through all the excitement of a three day weekend, fireworks and pool parties, some churches were still open for regular business. All of us at Reach Consulting? We took the day ...

You Decide Your Church Culture

Culture is one of those words that is thrown around often but if you asked someone to describe it, they would have a hard time giving a solid definition. It is a feeling about an organization. It is the way it functions. It is the dress code. A solid definition of culture is culture is ...

A Major Change in Church Staffing

Society changes. We believe the Church needs to change with it. Not in its doctrine or core values, but in how it functions in order to keep reaching the ever-changing target. Have you ever had your team decide on doing a special event or launch a new initiative only to find out you didn’t have the technology to ...

Do You Know Your Personality Type?

The first time I understood that peoples personalities played into their everyday actions was an “aha” moment. Being 25, the idea that everyone has a unique personality that affects how they interpret their surroundings and interact with others was not a concept I had thought deeply about before. Now that I was leading other staff ...

Simple Encouragement

Working for a church can be hard. Really hard. A pastor’s life and job is extremely complex. Consider this: A pastor’s employment, their deep personal faith, and personal family life are all wrapped up into one big interdependent situation. It can feel lonely at times. It’s hard to quantify if you’re doing well and making a ...

Make it Easy: Signs

As I walked up to the school campus for my daughters kindergarten assessment, I was lost. I knew where the office was. But where in the world was room 17? I felt somewhat lost as I stumbled around campus with my two kids until I came across a plethora of other parents and their kids ...

Positive Outcomes of Negative Social Media

We’ve all seen it: the effects of social media. If used well, it can spread exciting news like wildfire and greatly promote your ministry or business. In the same light, it can equally spread bad news that can destroy the hard work of your organization. Of course, we all like social media praise. We like ...

You Need More Than Seminary

You have your first job out of seminary. You learned Greek and Hebrew. You took classes on how to prepare a sermon that is Biblically based and is applicable to the lives of those in your congregation. You are ready to make an impact for God’s kingdom. There is most likely a component you are ...

What’s In A Name?

What does the name of your church communicate? Think about it. Your name is used all the time, for everything. Its on the sign out front, its on all of your printed and digital communications, your website. You even say, “I work for such-and-such church.” It is one of the very first things people know ...

The Church I Used To Go To

“That’s the church I used to go to.” I think these are some of the worst words a pastor or church leader could ever hear. When talking to a friend or someone you just met and you find out they “used to go to” your church. It’s always past tense and it means they no ...