I’m constantly asked about the keys to moving through the various barriers churches face. Over the years I compiled my list.  Since this post was lost in the transfer of our site, I’m reposting it.

  1. Staff becomes far more essential to the journey.
  2. Pastor has to hone his or her hiring skills.
  3. All staff has to learn new skills.
  4. Parking begins to become a much bigger issue.
  5. The back door becomes a growing issue.
  6. Systems begin to come into play in order to identify new people and close the back door.
  7. Pastor and Staff have to learn how to hand-off ministry.

Bill Easum