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. ...

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 ...

7 Reasons Pastors Need to Use Twitter

In a staff meeting one day, I was distracted by something I was reading on twitter. Caught not paying attention to the pastor who was giving a presentation, he grabbed my phone and asked why I was on twitter instead of paying attention. After apologizing for my inappropriate actions, a conversation ensued among our executive staff ...

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 ...