It happened again. I was speaking with a pastor of a small church at a training event and they admitted that they created the bulletin every week. I asked if anyone else could do it and the pastor said, “No one will step up. I’ve tried.”
That’s not acceptable. Ever. There’s no way a pastor […]
In your understanding of church leadership, what’s really the “main thing”?
Is it making sure the budget is underwritten?
Is it maintaining harmony with the staff?
Is it running a “tight ship,” making sure the policies and procedures and administrative tasks are all ship shape?
The list could go on. However, I contend that the “main thing” […]
You’ll Need a Big Mouse
It’s been six years in the creating, but it finally made it to print. Written by church consultant, pastor, and author Bill Tenny-Brittian, Big Mouse is the adventure of Pastor Kent Clark, a not-so-super pastor who’s been called to the Springfield Community Church.
It’s a great church.
It’s a great call.
It happened again. Great worship was happening and then … nothing.
Dead air time
Let’s be honest here … if the radio (or your favorite online server) goes silent while you’re driving, how long before you’re off to the next station or playlist?
According to a study I read, they said thirty seconds.
According to my experience […]
Confession … I love my To Do list. Every Sunday afternoon I sit down with my iPad and the Notability app, I copy the Weekly Planning template, open my weekly calendar (that my church administrator keeps up for me), and I plan my week. I add my appointments, my most critical “must accomplish” task, […]
Many churches have taken a stand against any kind of the celebrating Halloween because the darkness the day and night may promote. “Because Halloween can be traced to distinctly pagan sources, it is reasonable that many believers would find some aspects of its celebration disturbing”. According to Focus on the Family’s founder, Dr. James […]
There’s an old church planting saying that’s stuck with me for decades:
The End is in the Beginning
In other words, if you want the end result to be spectacular, then the beginning has to be designed to support that visionary end.
Unfortunately, many churches and many church leaders are operating under the illusion that if […]
There are three ways to get volunteers to “help” you when you’re overwhelmed as a church leader.
Advertise for them in the bulletin and newsletter. You won’t get many (probably any) that way, but you’ll be able to justify your self-righteous anger at the congregation – especially aimed at those who you “know” could […]
Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.Romans 14:4
I got another one of those church planting postcards in the mail the other day. I’m quite sure the pastor and/or the marketing team had […]