Change

  1. Before and After

    Have you ever thought to yourself: “Why would I pay for graphic design when I can create something nice in Microsoft Word or Publisher?”

    We have a 3 word answer: Process, speed, and usability.

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  2. What I Wish I Knew Before Volunteering

    Training Your Volunteers

    If you want your volunteers to represent your church well, here are some things to keep in mind when training them.


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  3. Your Guests (hopefully) Don’t Pray About Joining Your Church

    It sounds like one of those sensational headlines designed to trick you into clicking on something, only to find an ad waiting for you, but I think there's something worth considering as you build your guest ministry.

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  4. What Keeps Our Churches from Sustained Growth?

    We know we want our churches to be healthy and experience growth. Sustained growth means we are consistently reaching new hearts for Christ! But with roughly 80% of US churches experiencing decline, what is keeping our churches from growing? 

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  5. The Art of Actively Waiting

    Can’t God do things instantly?

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  6. Times are a Changin

    Our culture continues to change at a rapid rate. The minute we think we have understood a cultural shift and adjusted our approach we recognize it has changed yet again.  The effectiveness of your church is influenced greatly by your understanding of the culture which God has placed your church in.

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  7. Refocus Your Energy for Greater Results

    For many churches the natural path seems to be to add new ministries and initiatives each year with little consideration on the impact on the church as a whole. We need to stop and ask ourselves some questions before adding new programs, such as "How will these new ministries managed?" and "Will the leaders of our church have enough energy for the new ministries to be successful?"

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  8. The Reality of Change and Conflict

    Life is full of conflict. Good vs. Evil. Right vs. Wrong. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Conflict is a normal part of life that can't be avoided. Given that reality, you have a choice to make: What conflicts am I going to embrace, and what conflicts am I going to avoid?

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  9. Four Ways Churches Break Attendance Barriers


    If you want to grow your church, then you have to face the reality that growth in attendance means that more people actually need to attend your church.

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  10. Are things going 'too' well at your church?

    Have you ever visited a church where everyone wears their "Sunday best", the pastor smiles and is cleanly shaven, but when it comes time for the call to salvation at the end of the service, you can hear the crickets chirping? Perhaps things are going too well at your church, or running too smoothly.

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