Bill Easum

Bill EasumBill Easum is the Founder and President of 21st Century Strategies. Bill has a thirty year track record of growing congregations in two denominations. His last church, which he pastored for twenty-four years, grew to the largest United Methodist Church in South Texas. He has personally worked in over 700 congregations, some of which are the largest in the nation, and has taught hundreds of thousands of leaders. He's the author/co-author of more than 25 books including Preaching for Church Transformation, Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers, and Unfreezing Moves. Bill lives in Corpus Christi and fishes in Central America whenever he can.

 

Ensuring Growth by Rick Warren

How do you structure a church so it just keeps on growing and doesn’t plateau? I believe there are ten essentials you must focus on as you structure your church. You must develop an unshakable conviction about growth. First and foremost, you need to settle on the idea that God wants his church to grow. […]

8 Habits of a Life Changing Small Group Leader

Here is a post from Church Leaders that is worth reading Make time with God a daily priority. “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35 NIV Follow the best example and offer a good […]

How And When To Give Raises

Churches that give across the board raises are shooting themselves in the foot. Why do I say this? Here are three reasons: No one deserves a raise just because they put in the time during the year. Raises must be earned and deserved, not entitled and a given. Raises should be given only when someone […]

How To Cast Vision

Having a Vision is one thing; knowing how to cast so it sticks is another. Let me share with you how I did it over a twenty-four year period in the church I restarted. Casting vision begins with having an all-consuming passion for some form of ministry. It can be any aspect of ministry. It […]

8 Habits of a Life Changing Small Group Leader

Here is a post from Church Leaders that is worth reading 8 Habits of a Life Changing Small Group Leader Make time with God a daily priority. “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35 […]

Some Of Us Don’t Value The Soul Anymore

During my 50 years of ministry (Yes, 50.Tthat's not a typo.). I’ve become convinced that most churches don't put much value on soul. And that saddens me. Why do I say this? Far too often, more than anything else money defines a person or organization. The old saying “show me your pocket book and I’ll […]

Why You Shouldn’t Show Individual Staff Salaries

I’m often asked if the church budget should show individual staff salaries and without hesitation I always say, “NO, not on your life!” Here’s why. First showing all the salaries encourages mediocrity. Why? Because the same mindset that publishes individual salaries also wants to give across the board raises, which is always a horrible thing […]

Spending Time Mentoring Staff

Spending time mentoring staff is one of the most important thing a pastor can do. When I suggest to a person I’m coaching that he or she needs to spend more time mentoring or training their staff they usually ask, “What does that look like”? Here’s my response. First, you should see yourself as the […]

All Good Things Must Come To An End

Many of you know for the past two decades I have been obsessed with offshore Billfishing. It’s impossible to give justice to an description of the feeling one gets when a 400 lb. Blue Marlin is coming toward your bait. You see the fin, then the bill, then the crash as the Blue attacks the […]

Christ Centered Pastors Don’t Make Disciples Or Care For People

That’s right, you read it correctly - Christ-centered pastors don’t make disciples nor do they take care of people.   Instead, they do what Jesus did.... they equip others to make disciples and to care for people. These pastors would rather equip ten people to make disciples than to make disciples themselves. Disciple-making and caring for […]