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Make Your Fall Festival Sizzle

October 7, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Whether your church does Halloween of Fall Festivals, that time of year is looming. Now’s the time to firm up your plans. You have questions to answer (“Who’s really our target audience?”) and strategies to discuss (“How will you leverage Read more…

The Power of Notes

September 1, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

You want to make an impression. You want people to remember you. Including people you don’t even know … yet. You can do that easily using the power of notes, that is, the power of a Hand Written Note sent Read more…

Build Your Church’s Reputation in the Community

August 26, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Sure, “Everyone” knows who you are … or at least knows what your church is all about. Right? Probably not. In fact, you’d be surprised how little your community knows about your church, even if you’re highly visible in your Read more…

Double Your Visitor Count in 5 Days

August 4, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

No, that’s not a typo. And yes, we really mean it. You can double your first-time visitor count in just five days. It’s not necessarily easy, but it’s downright simple. In this episode, Drs. Bill and Kris talk a moment Read more…

Holiday Hospitality Tips from Dr. Hospitality – Part 2

October 27, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Part 02 If your church is like most, your first-time visitor return rate hovers between 6–15 percent – that is, 8 out of 10 people who visit your church decide, “Nope, that’s not the church I want to ever come Read more…

Holiday Hospitality Tips from Dr. Hospitality

October 21, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Part 01 If your church is like most, your first-time visitor return rate hovers between 6–15 percent – that is, 8 out of 10 people who visit your church decide, “Nope, that’s not the church I want to ever come Read more…

Make Your Fall Festival Sizzle

October 7, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Whether your church does Halloween of Fall Festivals, that time of year is looming. Now’s the time to firm up your plans. You have questions to answer (“Who’s really our target audience?”) and strategies to discuss (“How will you leverage Read more…

Follow-Up: Turning Visitors into Returning Guests

June 23, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

In most churches, the return rate for first-time visitors hovers at less than 15 percent – and it’s even lower in small, declining churches. To turn your visitors into returning guests takes great hospitality, but you can improve the odds Read more…

Connecting with Your Lo-Tech Members in a High Tech World

November 4, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Not everyone in your church owns the latest and greatest smart phone. Believe it or not, some probably don’t even have a computer. And so when the pandemic hit (or the ice storm, hurricane, flooding, bridge out, etc.), they were Read more…

Who Is Jesus To You? And Why It Matters

October 11, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Funny thing. Over the past couple of decades, when I’ve asked life-long Christians to tell me about their relationship with Jesus, mostly what I get is a conversation about how the church has been there for them. While that’s all Read more…

Effective Church Membership

September 8, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

What does it mean to be a church member in today’s world? Whether you’re a local member or an online member, there are hopes, dreams, and expectations about being an active part of the body of Christ. In this episode, Read more…

Teaching Prayer

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…

Handling the Chaos of Crisis

November 10, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Drs. Bill and Kris face a real-life crisis in their lives (wait ’til you see their “set” this week!) and draw from their experience to share best practices of how to lead when chaos reigns.

Stop Playing Pastor Fetch

November 7, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Hey Pastor, what exactly is in your job description? You obviously do more than preach on Sundays, but a study done by Thom Rainer some years ago suggested that your church members think you should work approximately 114 hours each Read more…

Get Your Members to Read the Bible

September 22, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Our churches are filled with congregational members who don’t really know much about what’s in their Bibles. Didn’t Moses build an ark? You mean it wasn’t an apple a day in the Garden of Eden? And there weren’t three wisemen Read more…

Effective Church Membership

September 8, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

What does it mean to be a church member in today’s world? Whether you’re a local member or an online member, there are hopes, dreams, and expectations about being an active part of the body of Christ. In this episode, Read more…

Your To Don’t List

August 12, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

We’ve all got our To Do lists. They’re on scraps of paper, sticky notes, and our cell phones. And those To Do’s keep us plenty busy. But what if … what if your church’s growth depended on what you’re NOT Read more…

Virtual Resources for Turnaround Pastors

June 30, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

There are a lot of resources out there for you, pastor who wants to turnaround their church. But where do you start? A quick Google search will give you over 33.5 Million web pages of all kinds of “stuff” for Read more…

Make the Most of Meetings

May 22, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Love ’em or hate ’em, meetings are a part of the church. However, have you been noticing meeting attendance waning? There may be a good reason why your members – and even your staff – are avoiding your meetings. In this Read more…

Ministry – Too Important for Volunteers

April 22, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Everything your church does has eternal consequences. Lives and souls and families and eternities hang in the balance. With that in mind, do your really think that a cadre of mere volunteers have the commitment level and the expertise to Read more…