Month: November 2019

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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Lost in the Main Auditorium

For years, many of us have been well-schooled on the need for effective hospitality ministries at the front door of the church. We’ve worked hard to train our greeters and ushers to be smiling beacons of welcome to those who enter our doors. Of course, we’ve probably still got a lot of work to do

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Has Your Church Plateaued?

Plateaus are comfortable destinations after a long, arduous climb. They are places where we celebrate, look back over the cliff we’ve scaled, and feel a sense of accomplishment. But what’s next? That’s the trouble with plateaus. The “next” isn’t a part of the original plan. We set out on our climb aiming for the high

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Healthy Deacon Meetings

Each year, thousands of men and women are elected to serve as deacons of their local congregation. Unfortunately for most, there’s no training program or orientation for this line of spiritual responsibility. Each year, at the first meeting with a new Board of Deacons, we discussed the healthy patterns that were essential for their efforts

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