Category: Leading Staff

The 21 Sound Bites Every Lead Pastor Loves to Hear

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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How to Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement

(NOTE: This is part 1 of a 3-part blog series. In part 2, we talk about the Top 8 Areas of Ministry to Improve. In part 3, we share 7 questions to ask when striving to improve ministry.) Chances are…

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

~ 8 proven steps for the busy leader to develop a team and reach their potential ~ After talking with thousands of pastors and church leaders on ministry teams, some of the common statements I’ve heard are: “I have a…

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13 Ways to Develop Abundantly Capable Leaders (Part 2 of 3)

~ How to develop your team’s capacity & performance and grow the church ~ This is the second of our 3-part blog series on church growth where I “open the vault” and reveal what I’ve seen after working with thousands…

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

~ How to Identify If Your Church Has Reached a Plateau and What to Do About It ~ A lot of church leaders I interact with seem to express how they hit plateaus at times, and sometimes … even decline….

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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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