Category: Hospitality

How to Create Systems To Do The Thinking For You

There are some reading this blog today that live for systems. They eat, sleep and breath the whole world of order, a place for everything and everything in its place, and do “a” first, “b” second and “c” third … then you’ll get results. I’m suggesting you put in place systems to do the thinking…

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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. Just one small problem … They never gave the church their contact info. It wasn’t…

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Top 8 Steps to Prepare Your Church for 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.] Easter is just around the corner! Pastors are in full swing preparing for one of the greatest weekends on the church calendar. I have pastors all…

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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 your church. If you read the blog I did entitled “Blunder #1” I talked about…

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Blunder #1 in Assimilating New People

Suppose I come to visit you and you’re going to show me the town. Included in that is a visit to a new restaurant that just opened up last month. Let’s do this, wild and crazy guy (generically speaking) that you are … I’m game. So here we go – off to the restaurant. Nice…

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Top 8 Areas of Ministry to Improve

In part 1 of this 3-part blog series, we talked about how to set the stage for creating a culture of continuous improvement. Once you’ve established your desire to improve the ministry, the next question is: What are the right areas of ministry to improve? Let’s start with the low-hanging fruit… It is always best…

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8 Breakthrough Findings From More Than 2,000 Churches

After 2,014 churches took the Church Marketing Strength Assessment, we discovered 8 specific breakthrough findings that will help you see the growth you desire. What are growing churches doing? And what are flat or declining churches not doing? That’s what you’ll see in this brief summary of the 8 breakthrough findings revealed. (NOTE: To our…

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10 Ways Church Photography Helps You Reach People

You’ve likely spent a number of hours this year praying about ways your church can reach more people. You’ve probably already read a few books, blogs, and maybe even attended a church conference. You may have a few new outreach ideas that you and your board are praying about doing this year or next. Reaching…

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Does Your Preaching Keep People Coming Back?

  Well, it’s safe to say preaching does contribute to a person’s desire to come back to church, although it may play less of a role than one might think. So maybe a better question is: If your preaching is good and your music is good but people don’t feel connected, will they come back?…

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