A free online magazine for pastors and churches, exploring ways you can grow your church and engage your community from Sunday to Sunday.
People want to enjoy where they serve. They want and long for community. There are always things you can do, even on a small budget, to create an exciting place for people to serve.
You have been called to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth, and it’s important that you use the tools available to you to do that in the most effective way possible.
Call it whatever you’d like, but it’s a good idea to have a space where your volunteers hang out together on Sunday’s. A place where conversation happens, fun happens, laughter happens, community happens.
If your first response to allegations of a sexual assault within the church is to protect the favored son over protecting the vulnerable, you’re missing the mark and breaking God’s heart. For every woman brave enough to share their story on #WhyIDidntReport, there are countless more living in silence for fear of being shamed, blamed, and ostracized.
Spend time during the week preparing your volunteers for Sunday. Set them up for success, and you’ll start seeing more ownership and excitement in your volunteer culture.
When building a team/organization it’s important to build a well-rounded group with lots of different voices and personalities. Those different personalities will sharpen and grow each other on a regular basis. As you sharpen and grow with each other, truly great things will be created and accomplished.
As a creative, it is very easy to get attached to projects we’ve poured our heart into. Most projects involve a lot of sleepless nights, tough deadlines, and hours of staring at a blank canvas. So, how exactly do you handle those moments when a client says. “ This just isn’t what we’re looking for.” Or, on the much less unpleasant side “This is awful.”
When you talk about money in your church, it’s good to know what the Bible says about tithing and generosity, as well as working on getting your church offering right. But to overcome your fears, it’s essential to embrace these foundational truths about generosity.
Too often we find ourselves getting so caught up in church work that we forget to take care of ourselves. If we want to be used by God and serve others to our fullest potential we can not neglect our own mental and spiritual health. So, what are some practical ways you can take care of yourself?
This post outlines the areas of life we should be praying for on a daily basis. It includes praying for your leaders, America, your community, your friends, your enemies, and yourself!
In creating the flow of your worship service, you are creating the experience for the people that attend. In placing elements of your service in the order you want, you determine the journey in which they go on. So, how can you make it dynamic? Exciting? Cohesive? Memorable?
In order to unleash generosity in your church, you need to embrace this ONE thing in the way.