Servant Evangelism Before Easter

With Easter coming soon there are some unique opportunities that you and your church can do to serve your community while promoting your Easter services.

Invite your congregation to put on community wide yard sale to benefit a local charity or cause. Offer a tax receipt to any donors and even offer to pick […]

From Horses to the Moon: Something to Think About

I want you to think about the title to this blog post and ask yourself, “What has this to do with religion?” Here are my thoughts.

In less than 100 years the U.S. has gone from riding on horses to putting a man on the moon.  That’s incredible progress; it’s also a demonstration of how […]

40 Days Until Easter

Forty days is a significant time period in the Bible. In the Old Testament, when God destroyed the earth with water, He caused it to rain forty days and forty nights (Genesis 7:12). Moses was on Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights receiving the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 24:18). The Israelite spies took […]

Good Word of Mouth Begins with a Great 1st Impression

In every Pizza with the Pastor gathering I have ever held for newcomers I would ask the same question, “What did you notice first when you came to our church?

Without fail I would hear repeatedly, “How warmly I was welcomed.”

I would convey that story often to our Hospitality, Ushering, Greeting, and Security (HUGS) Team […]

The Six Most Common Mistakes Pastors Make and What to do About Them

Over the years I’ve seen pastors make the same mistakes over and over. Every time I see these mistakes I can almost bet their church is declining. So I thought I would share with you the six most common mistakes I see pastors doing and what to do about it.

Mistake Number One: Not making […]


Cultural holidays are wonderful opportunities to attract people to your church. Take last weekend’s Super Bowl as an example. For years the church I pastored would host ‘Football Sunday’ and we would encourage unchurched people, especially men, to attend services wearing their favorite team’s jersey or colors. As a part of my message on […]

Dealing with C.O.N.F.L.I.C.T. in Your Church

One of the reasons churches don’t grow is because they are conflicted, and they don’t know how to deal with their conflicts. The potential for conflict exists wherever two or more people are gathered and that is just what the church is and does. Church’s experience conflict because of differing ideas and opinions, contrasting […]

Expo 2018 Handouts

Discipleship: The First Step from Scarcity to Abundance
with Bill Tenny-Brittian
Handout File (PDF)

Leadership: The Heart of Every Turnaround
with Bill Tenny-Brittian
Handout File (PDF)

Leveraging Valentine’s Day

When February 14th rolls around each year people make much ado about giving cards and gifts to the sweethearts in their lives. How can you convey to your congregation the real love that this holiday was originally intended to celebrate?

Two-hundred and fifty years or so after Jesus was born, during the reign of Emperor […]