December 13, 2017

Turn First-Time Visitors into Returning Guests

Let’s say you get a half-dozen first-time visitors walk through your doors at any given worship service. How many of them are returning next week? If you’re not keeping over 50% of them, there’s a problem and it’s probably one of two things. It could be you’re not offering what they’re looking for in terms of experiential worship. The other problem, which is VERY common is that your follow-up isn’t effective. How do you get contact information from your guests and what do you do with it once you get it? That’s the topic of this episode of Church-Talk Live.

Small Church Thinking

Small Church Thinking The power of positive thinking may be overrated (or may not be), but there is no arguing that our attitudes have a huge impact on our lives. The same is true for the church. One of the reasons small churches stay small is that their thinking keeps them small. Small church thinking […]

Developing Your Church’s Mission

Developing Your Church’s Mission A ship without a working rudder goes wherever the tides and winds will … until it runs aground. A church without a working mission statement suffers the same malady and fate. One of the most contentious processes in the church seems to be discovering the answer to the “Why are we […]

What To Do When … Your Church Is Doing Too Much

What To Do When … Your Church Is Doing Too Much In many – if not most – small to mid-sized churches one of the concerns we regularly hear is how tired and overwhelmed their leaders are. In most cases there are two core issues. (1) The Pareto Principle is at work; (2) The church […]

Effective Church Leadership: Setting Clear Expectations

Effective Church Leadership: Setting Clear Expectations One of the most common mistakes church leaders make is not being crystal clear about their expectations. Unclear (or missing) expectations lead to lackluster performance, misunderstandings, and an inability to hold others accountable. On the other hand, clear expectations provide leaders a direct path to success – on both […]

Leading from Logistics to Implementation

Leading from Logistics to Implementation. It’s one thing to “envision a preferred future,” it’s something else again to lead a congregation to the promised land. This week, Drs. Kris and Bill explore what it takes to bring your vision, strategies, tactics, and logistics to implementation.

Leading from Tactics to Logistics

Leading from Tactics to Logistics Leading from Tactics to Logistics. It’s one thing to “envision a preferred future,” it’s something else again to lead a congregation to the promised land. This week, Drs. Kris and Bill explore what it takes to develop effective logistics to ensure successful tactics.

Leading From Strategy to Tactics

Leading from Tactics to Logistics. It’s one thing to “envision a preferred future,” it’s something else again to lead a congregation to the promised land. This week, Drs. Kris and Bill explore what it takes to develop effective logistics to ensure successful tactics. (Part three of a four part series.)

Leading From Vision to Strategy

Leading From Vision to Strategy It’s one thing to “envision a preferred future,” it’s something else again to lead a congregation to the promised land. This week, Drs. Kris and Bill explore what it takes to do more than just “cast” a vision – they’ll offer the first step in moving from vision to implementation.

The Power of Vision

The power of vision. Every leadership guru reminds us (constantly) that Proverbs says that without vision the people will perish. Great words, but what does that really mean and if it’s true, then how can church leaders put the power of vision to work? This week, Drs. Kris and Bill explore the power of vision, how to find it, and implement it. 

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