This post comes to us through guest-blogger Jason Lewis. Although much of our energy is focused on reaching younger adults and families, according to the Census Bureau, there are more than 40-million USAmericans over sixty-five years old … and less than 12-million are active in a church. And so, we thought we’d share this […]
As Easter weekend approaches, your church is getting ready to make a great first impression on guests who may never have stepped foot on your property. In addition to praying for your church members to invite others and having well prepared music and a powerful message to deliver, there are some other things make […]
For most churches, Easter is the best-attended Sunday of the year and many of those in attendance will be those who only attend on Christmas and Easter. Each year at this time I would ask myself “What kind of series should I begin on Easter Sunday that would hopefully make everyone present make spiritual […]
In our sports dominated culture I wonder if the people in your church have spent as much time praying for the people around them who don’t know Christ, as they have thinking about who may win a basketball tournament?
During College Basketball’s Championship tourney commonly called March Madness or as CBS television has dubbed it, […]
With Easter coming, most churches anticipate their largest services of the year. Are your building and grounds ready for double your average attendance? Here are a couple of things to turn your attention to in preparation. Is your parking lot in good shape? Usually 10 percent of your spaces should be clearly designated for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]