Month: August 2012

And now for a few announcements…

Announcements are a part of nearly every church’s time of worship. After all, we have to let people know about the other stuff we’re doing, and Sunday morning seems like a great time to get their attention. Right? Honestly, the plan may not be working. Truth is, in a setting where we focus people mentally

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Love covers…

I spent this past Sunday with a small congregation, nestled in a suburb of Rochester, New York. When the dictionary attempts to define wonderful people, a snapshot of these friends would suffice. They are simply genuine, loving people, and that covers a lot. As in many settings like theirs, there are some desired resources missing.

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Being Intentional…

The meaning of the word intentional is important to a leader. Every leader knows that being intentional is something he’s supposed to be, but what does it really mean? In the purest sense, being intentional means to do things on purpose. You know, the “I meant to do that” kind of approach to your work.

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Leading Staff Effectively

Ministry staff can be some of the great blessings a pastor will experience. Having people who can share in ministry commitment and serve in places the pastor cannot reach make the capacity of the local church’s ministry grow and grow. These friends help bring the expectations of ministry down to a manageable size and provide

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