Church Growth

The Perfect Follow-Up Plan After Easter

[NOTE: This blog is focused on the major event on the church calendar – Easter.  It’s principles articulated herein are applicable across the spectrum of church events and seasons.] Today, I want to get you the perfect follow-up plan for…

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6 Steps to Get Guests Back After Easter

(NOTE:  I’m using Easter as the illustration big event.  Put yours in and your good to go!) Ever said to yourself after Easter, “Where did everybody go?” I remember talking to a pastor/friend of mine after he had asked that…

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The Perfect Follow-Up Plan for Church Guests

A friend of mine told me his daughter (Lexie) and son-in-law (John) had moved to a new city and spent a short amount of time looking for a church. They did find one quickly and enjoyed the pastor and atmosphere….

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4 Action Steps for Guest Follow-Up Strategy from John 4

As pastors and church leaders, we all know that your follow-up strategy is essential. Have you ever wondered how to intentionally ensure that the follow-up strategy you are developing and using is effective? I recently read a book called “Seeking…

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Rethink Easter: From Big Event to Big Impact

[NOTE: This blog is focused on the major event on the church calendar – Easter.  It’s principles articulated herein are applicable across the spectrum of church events and seasons.] What does it mean to rethink Easter? Ever wonder where all…

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How to Connect with Church Guests

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:03 Today I’m with my good friend, Nathan Teegarden from the great city of Kansas City. I want to take some time to talk with you about what we’ve got with Easter coming up here…

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The Absolutes of the Post-Easter Guest Connection

Easter is an exciting season of celebrating the victory and salvation we have in Jesus, as well as a time of spiritual growth for our churches. Many churches have their highest attendance and their greatest opportunity for sustained growth during…

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To Connect People in Your Church, the Path Must Be Clear

I love a good hiking trail. My wife and I, and sometimes the kids, will find a place to explore in our very non-mountainous area every so often. There’s something about going into nature that’s always fun. The fresh air,…

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How Church Will Change Because of COVID-19

Across the country, churches are starting to open up for services again. With this reality, there are all kinds of different tactics and strategies for doing so. Despite this, we are far from the way things were before the novel…

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Will Churches Go Back to Normal Post-Covid-19?

The world has just gone through, and is still in the midst of dealing with, the biggest pandemic our current generations have ever known. Much reference has been made of the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918. Now, we have our…

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The 8-Step Plan to Reopen the Church

Having a plan to reopen the church is something pastors need to develop now, if they haven’t already done so. If you’ve struggled to respond, even with the practical tips for churches during COVID-19, you’re not alone. All churches have…

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13 Practical Tips for Churches During COVID-19

This video interview with Dick & Jonathan Hardy addresses 13 practical tips for churches during COVID-19 and the primary areas of concern for churches during this outbreak. I want to just kind of set the stage with a little bit…

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5 Things to Add to Your Photographers’ Weekly Shot List

Church photography has proven to be an effective strategy that helps you reach more people. This blog covers the details on how you should manage your photography team in a way that allows for maximum potential because your goal is…

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4 Things that Kill Church Buy-In

Buy-In. It is the ever-important term. With this said, how can certain things kill church buy-in? As pastors, we are continually trying to find ways to increase volunteer engagement or get our church more involved. People buy into what they…

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The Bridge Between Your Church’s Vision and Reality 

I once heard it said, “A dream without a plan is just a wish.” This is true when it comes to growing your church. You have a vision that you feel the Lord has planted in your heart for your…

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Roger Lane Book – Funded

There are two things I’ve never heard from any pastor. We have too many volunteers! We have too much money! Almost seems too funny to note those two statements. I mean who couldn’t put more people to work in ministry……

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The 7 Essential Purposes of the Church Board

One of the things I’ve seen for years, in working with pastors and church boards, is the frequent lack of understanding of the real purpose of the board. Why does it even exist? For the wise and discerning pastor and…

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Church Board Members Disagreeing without Drawing Blood

Strong lead pastors and strong board members CAN get along. And they CAN disagree without drawing blood and still get along. I remember back in the day, I served a great church in Des Moines, Iowa. This was a church…

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Church Government: Democracy vs Theocracy?

Not sure how it is in other parts of the world, but here in the U.S. we now live in a 24/7/365 election cycle. This election cycle is what keeps the wheels turning just west of the Atlantic Ocean. Some…

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P3 Free Book Download

Are you ready to transform your church’s ability to hear from God? There comes a time in the life of any pastor where they desire more of God. They want to commune with Him at a deeper level and lead…

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