Category: Leading Change

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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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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7 Questions to Ask When Striving to Improve Ministry

(NOTE: This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series to help you improve ministry. In part 1 we addressed how to create a culture of continual improvement. In part 2 we talked shared the top 8 areas of ministry…

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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…

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How to Cultivate Generosity in the Church

People Want To Be Generous! My wife and I watched a 12-year old BBC television series called Monarch of the Glen not long ago. It’s a lightweight, fun program with all sorts of interesting dramatic twists and turns. A number…

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10 Steps to Navigating Change with Your Church Board

Leading change! Don’t you love it when you suggest change to people and you get the, “I’m really not sure I want to do this” look in their eyes? This can be particularly challenging when you are working with a…

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