Church Growth

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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Top 8 Areas of Ministry to Improve

Ever wondered what it takes to move your church to the next level — how to improve your church — to make it better and more effective to mission? It happens only when you are willing to take the specific…

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How to Create a Culture of Church Improvement

Chances are you were not taught how to create and build church culture in Bible school or seminary… Or if you were, you really weren’t paying much attention as someone in their late-teens or early 20’s. I mean, what in…

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4 Ways to Ensure You Don’t Stop Growing

A pastor friend of mine and I were hanging out for a weekend at his church. Justin and I loved the time together. A good church with a rich history. After reviewing the church, groups, staff, board, and Sunday services…

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How to Build Systems Even When You’re Not Systems-Oriented

Some reading this blog are like my son, Jonathan. The guy is more organized than an Amazon Fulfillment Center. He dots more i’s and crosses more t’s than anyone I know. Then there are guys like me. I’m fairly organized…

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10 Step System to Recruiting Volunteers

If there is any single given in church ministry, it is that volunteers make the church go ‘round. Where would we be in the church without the faithfulness of men, women, boys and girls who give of themselves in service…

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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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How Rethinking Easter Will Grow Your Church

[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.] Here’s a question for you: What is going to make this…

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Setting the Stage for Successful Change in the Church

If I’ve heard it asked once I’ve heard it 1000 times. “Dick, how in the world do I navigate change in the church?”  Wow! That’s a big one. Change to some people comes very natural. To others it’s like the…

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