Category: Leading Staff

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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21 Ways Church Audio Directors Can Serve Lead Pastors

One of the most important aspects of every weekend is the “sound guy” at your church. He or she plays a major role in every component of the church service, whether it’s worship, announcements, prayer time, preaching, or the response…

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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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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…

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The Step-By-Step Process to Develop Any Church Team (Part 3 of 3)

After talking with thousands of pastors and church leaders on ministry teams, some of the common statements I’ve heard are: “I have a great team. They are great people. But I still feel like I’m doing all the work.” “I’ve…

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How to Develop Abundantly Capable Leaders (Part 2 of 3)

This is the question … What if you don’t have a team of capable leaders? Small church or large, this can be one of the biggest leadership barriers to church growth. One thing is for sure. When asking, “how to grow…

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8 Leadership Barriers to Church Growth (Part 1 of 3)

A lot of church leaders I interact with seem to express how they hit plateaus at times, and sometimes … even decline.  Needless to say, this can be extremely frustrating! Have you been there? Or maybe you’re there now, and…

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The Systematic Approach to Communication That Eliminates Headaches

  The impact of communication in ministry is huge. In many ways it can make or a break the effectiveness of a new initiative or a ministry change. On today’s blog, I recommend a systematic approach to communication that can…

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The #1 Answer You Should Give to Most Opportunities

  Pastors and church leaders will face tons of opportunities during their time in ministry. The key to moving the ministry forward is to stay focused on the right things. Yet these opportunities (even good opportunities) have the potential to…

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6 Tips to Maximize Your Church’s Impact

(NOTE:  This is a blog on improving your church’s impact written with Easter in mind.  Read it with whatever event or occasion you have in front of you and you’ll be good to go. Applicable in all seasons!) Easter is…

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