Thursday, 23 September, 2021

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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…

Your Church Sign

July 11, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

When it comes to marketing, your building isn’t your most valuable resource. It’s your sign. Your sign in your employee who stands out there by the street, come rain or shine, and invites every passerby to join your congregation for 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…

Building Connections: On and Off Line

May 10, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Whether you’re doing in-person worship, on-line worship, or a hybrid, the reality is that if you’re not making good connections with your members, your guests, and your visitors, then you’re dead in the water. In today’s world, making connections is 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…

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…

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…

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…

Multiplying Leaders

July 11, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

We’ve yet to meet a church where there were enough leaders to get all that ministry done. (On the other hand, we’ve been in plenty of churches where there are too many would-be chiefs who are just dying to tell 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…

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…

Church Marketing 101

March 8, 2021 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…