Recently I was asked for recommendations for remodeling a church’s website. In response I wrote a too-long email, but a just right blog post. So I thought I’d share it here. A “tiny” bit of this is pretty technical, but even a novice will find some tips to help tighten up your site. (BTW, […]
Recently I was asked for recommendations for remodeling a church’s website. In response I wrote a too-long email, but a just-right blog post. So I thought I’d share it here. A tiny bit of this is pretty technical, but even a novice will find some tips to help tighten up their site. (BTW, we do […]
I suspect no church intentionally goes about barring their doors to keep new people out, but given the poor first-time visitor numbers in most churches, it sometimes seems like that might be the case. A healthy, growing church should be seeing enough first-time visitors each week that they make up 3 percent or more […]
We don’t normally do this, but since the Harvard Business Review “Daily Stat” blog has been broken for over three months, instead of just posting a link, we’re reproducing a GREAT mini-post here.
Asking for Advice Makes You Seem More Competent
Most people assume that asking for advice will make others think poorly of them. But […]
I imagine that it’s no surprise that many (dare I say most) seminary trained pastors – and even business trained pastors – lean toward the verbose and the grandiloquent. In some writings, I suppose, that’s acceptable. However, when it comes to defining a church’s mission, vision, and values, our over-learnedness often gets in the way.
In fact, I […]
A Personal Note to ALL Church Leaders
Church leaders need to remember that they have a different mandate than the average church member. At large church members are charged with the care of one another (other Christians and fellow church members in particular, among other responsibilities). Church leaders, however, are charged with the care of […]
Back in the days when I was involved in Toastmasters, I used to carry a “pocket speech” with me to every meeting. A pocket speech was a pre-prepared three- to five-minute speech that I could present just in case the scheduled speaker didn’t show up. Every member of our club was encouraged to have […]
2014 was a banner year for The Effective Church Group at 21st Century Strategies.
We provided church leader training resources to over 44,000 church leaders this year, including:
Access to over 1500 blog posts on EffectiveChurch.com
Over 200 training videos on Church-Talk
Over 325 issues of Net Results magazine
We worked in person with over 300 pastors […]
We often get questions about what kind of decisions an effective policy/accountability board is responsible for.
Below are a couple of brief scenarios that demonstrate decision-making processes a board should and should not engage in. (These are hypothetical examples that may or may not reflect issues facing your congregation.)
The petty cash policy limits the […]