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Vision First: Apr 29

April 13, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Too often, our churches appear to be on autopilot – we do what we do because it’s what we do and pretty much all we’ve ever done. Worship looks like worship. Sunday school looks like Sunday school. The bulletin looks Read more…

The Evangelism Conundrum

April 7, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

We just saw this stat: 47 percent of Millennial Christians believe it’s wrong to share their faith with others. Not 47 percent of Millennials, 47 percent of CHRISTIAN Millennials. That’s a staggering statistic … but let’s be honest, it’s not Read more…

Church Turnaround A to Z: Apr 15

March 8, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

It’s been said that the only thing more difficult that starting a new church from scratch is to turn around an existing church. However, rekindling growth in a church that’s been in decline or on a plateau is one of Read more…

Online Services or Online Campus?

Bill Tenny-Brittian

The pandemic pushed many (most) US churches into the future. Some went kicking and screaming as they launched streaming worship services. Some were almost ready anyway. And some had been ahead of the rest in their streaming technology and experience. Read more…

The Fine Art of Communicating

February 14, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Believe it or not, Christians aren’t well known for being great communicators. In fact, we have a fairly wide reputation as being argumentative, closed minded, and biased. In this episode, Drs. Kris and Bill have a conversation (?) a discussion Read more…

Invite: The Nuts and Bolts

January 28, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

The first process for growing your church is to effectively invite people who are outside of the church to come and check you out. Whether you’re inviting to worship online, worship in person, a Sunday school class, or a Friday Read more…

Create a Christmas Eve of Dreams

November 10, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Create a Christmas Eve of DreamsYour Christmas Eve worship service is most likely the one service where you’re most likely to get the most receptive visitors of the year. Although there’s an expectation that the worship service will be all Read more…

What To Do When … Kids Hate Church

December 9, 2013 Bill Tenny-Brittian

What To Do When … Kids hate Church Let’s be honest. Little ones have little use for adult worship. They don’t understand the words to the songs, let alone the ones coming out of the preacher’s mouth. The prayers and Read more…

Teaching Prayer: Apr 22

April 7, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Where did you learn how to pray? If you’re like most of us, you learned by listening to others who were praying. If you were raised in church, the primary example was the pastor and the pastoral prayer. The problem Read more…

Measuring Maturity

March 8, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

When your nominating team meets, are they looking for warm bodies to fill positions, or are they looking for mature disciples with passion? We’ll get to the passion part in another episode, but how can you tell whether or not Read more…

The 5 Faces of Jesus

Bill Tenny-Brittian

It’s a loaded question, as in, it’s a GREAT question for sharing why you’re a Jesus followers: “Why do you go to church?” But the response is too often a mumbled conversation about how wonderful the people are or how Read more…

The Fine Art of Communicating

February 14, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Believe it or not, Christians aren’t well known for being great communicators. In fact, we have a fairly wide reputation as being argumentative, closed minded, and biased. In this episode, Drs. Kris and Bill have a conversation (?) a discussion Read more…

Vision First: Apr 29

April 13, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Too often, our churches appear to be on autopilot – we do what we do because it’s what we do and pretty much all we’ve ever done. Worship looks like worship. Sunday school looks like Sunday school. The bulletin looks Read more…

Teaching Prayer: Apr 22

April 7, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Where did you learn how to pray? If you’re like most of us, you learned by listening to others who were praying. If you were raised in church, the primary example was the pastor and the pastoral prayer. The problem Read more…

The Evangelism Conundrum

Bill Tenny-Brittian

We just saw this stat: 47 percent of Millennial Christians believe it’s wrong to share their faith with others. Not 47 percent of Millennials, 47 percent of CHRISTIAN Millennials. That’s a staggering statistic … but let’s be honest, it’s not Read more…

Online Services or Online Campus?

March 8, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

The pandemic pushed many (most) US churches into the future. Some went kicking and screaming as they launched streaming worship services. Some were almost ready anyway. And some had been ahead of the rest in their streaming technology and experience. Read more…

Church Marketing 101

Bill Tenny-Brittian

A decent definition of marketing is “getting the word out.” Many churches – most churches – are invisible to their neighbors. Add to the thousands of churches that have jumped online during the pandemic, it’s become difficult to make a Read more…

Effective Church Membership

November 24, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Effective Church Membership: Some churches have done away with church membership … let’s be honest, the only ones who really count today are those who actually show up (and in most churches, that’s well less than 50 percent of their Read more…

Effective Church Communication

September 18, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Effective Church CommunicationWhen you start hearing complaints that the church leaders (or the office) aren’t communicating well, it might mean the office is engaged in a closed-door policy. But most of the time it means you’re either facing a power Read more…

What To Do When … Your Church Has Too Much Debt

August 18, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

What To Do When … Your Church Has Too Much DebtThe average US consumer owes over $15,000 in credit card debt and over $150,000 for their mortgage. That puts a lot of consumers over-their-heads with debt. But consumers aren’t the Read more…