Category: Leading Change

How Self-Policing Can Help a Negative Church Board Member Become Positive

What in the world do you do with a church board member who goes sideways in a meeting? How can you help that negative church board member become positive? Here’s an idea.  How about the church board self-police?  Ever heard…

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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 Succeed A Lead Pastor During Church Transition

Succeed A Lead Pastor… Sometimes it happens where a staff member or key volunteer of a good church is just merrily going about their ministry… and then the lead pastor resigns, and they are called upon to succeed the lead…

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How to Avoid the Summer Slump for Your Church

NOTE:  It may or may not be summer when you read this blog.  But you get the drift.  Any time of year, you could have a slump. So read this “Summer Slump” blog as an “Anytime Slump” blog and you’ll…

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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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