Growth

  1. Three Reasons the Internet is NOT the Future of Your Church (And the One Thing That Is)

    Whether it's Facebook Live, Zoom, YouTube, or other media form, digital ministry has become the “new normal” during these unprecedented times.

    While digital communication isn’t going away (much like COVID-19, unfortunately), and it can be an excellent tool, we need to be careful just how much we rely the Internet as the future of the church for several reasons.

    Ultimately, the only thing that will matter in the future is the only thing that (should have) mattered all along...

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  2. Does Your Vision Need a Reboot?

     We’ve been seeing a lot of TV show reboots lately. Fuller House (a take on the 80’s show Full House) seems to be the most popular one over the last few years, but there are many that have been released, and many more in the works. These reboots take favorite old classics that no one really watches anymore and tweak them a bit, bringing new stories and excitement, and a fresh new group of fans.

    As we enter a new year and start to set new goals for our churches, we often look to our vision and mission statements to help guide our strategy. But what if our vision is kind of like that old classic TV show? It had its day, but now it’s kind of outdated and irrelevant—no one gets excited about it or inspired to action. Could it be that your vision statement needs a reboot?

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  3. Church Halloween Ideas (Even If You Don't Celebrate Halloween)

    Halloween can be a controversial topic in church circles. Some choose not to celebrate the holiday because of its associations with the devil, paganism, and evil. Many churches choose to not take a firm stance on the holiday, but encourage families to do what they think is best for their own children.

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  4. Secrets to a Successful Outreach Event at your Church

    If you’ve ever tried to organize an outreach event, you know the challenges:

    Low attendance
    Unengaged guests
    No follow-up

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  5. Capable of Change?

    If we want our churches to grow and reach more people for Jesus over time, change is a requirement. But how do we know if we’re part of an organization that’s even capable of change?

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  6. Reach Your Community

    For many churches, we know we’re supposed to reach and evangelize our communities, but the people… they’re so…. Different!

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  7. The Best Summer Yet for Your Church

    Your church undoubtedly invested plenty of time and energy into making Easter a great experience and celebration of Jesus’ sacrifice for your members and newcomers.

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  8. A Mother's Day She'll Love

    The term “mental load” has become more and more common, especially among mothers. If you haven’t heard of this term before, “mental load” refers to all of the invisible tasks associated with the management of a household. It’s constant laundry, meal planning and prep, dishes, and baths.

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  9. How Do You Shepherd A Large Flock?

    I recently attended a church service where a pastor admitted they have always taken the perspective of “people are responsible for themselves. If they choose not to engage and participate, it’s not our problem.”

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  10. What Does Your Lobby Say?

    As the generational switch in leadership continues to take place, more and more churches are evaluating whether or not their lobby is the inviting space they want, or a holdover from a past era.

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