Tuesday, 26 January, 2021

Invite … The First Church Growth Process

January 18, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Coming Thursday, January 21 Of the four processes that grow churches, the invite process tends to get a lot of attention. The reality is, if you don’t get prospective participants dropping into your church’s activities, including worship, then any thought Read more…

The Covid Conflict: To Building Or Not?

January 4, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

You have church members who are unhappy. If you’re NOT worshipping in person, there’s a group pushing for that. If you ARE worshipping in person, there are those who refuse to congregate until it’s “safe.” In either case, your church Read more…

Four Things Grow Churches

Bill Tenny-Brittian

Whether you’re in-person or virtual, it’s hardly escaped your notice that growing a church is a difficult thing to do. Becoming an ever increasing faithful, effective, and sustainable church is hard work … but Drs. Kris and Bill would like Read more…

Productive Meetings

September 3, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Productive MeetingsPeople want to give their lives to life-changing activities. And so, have you ever notice how often your church volunteers skip church committee and board meetings? Often, it’s because they suspect these meetings are more often than not a 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…

Hospitality Like Disney

July 15, 2013 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Hospitality Like Disney. Virtually anyone who’s ever visited Disneyland/world can attest that the Magic Kingdom is sometimes a lot more hospitable than the local church’s model of the Kingdom of God. In this episode, Drs. Bill and Kris offer concrete tips to ratchet up your congregation’s hospitality. With special guest Christopher W. Perry, the author of Church Mouse: Leadership Lessons from the Magic Kingdom.

Make a Lasting Impression: Power Pointers

May 21, 2013 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Make a Lasting Impression: Power PointersScreen technology is no longer a novelty and a majority of churches have adopted some sort of projection during worship. Unfortunately, the Digital Age largely hasn’t caught up with most church screens and for too Read more…

Introduction to “Our” Church & New Member Training

October 27, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Introduction to “Our” Church & New Member TrainingThere are many tools that help connect prospective members into the church. The most effective tool is, of course, making a personal friend within the congregation. But the second most effective tool may Read more…

Mentoring Faith Development

April 5, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

There’s more to developing faith than listening to sermons and reading a book. And though there’s been a lot of talk about mentoring for spiritual development, there’s a paucity of how-to information. In this episode, Drs. Bill and Kris tackle the tough task of helping faith take root and bloom.

The Membership Covenant: And Why Churches Need One

March 24, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

The Membership Covenant: And Why Churches Need One The keystone to both avoiding and resolving church conflicts is the development, adoption, and implementation of a Membership Covenant, sometimes known as Expected Behaviors. We’ve called the Membership Covenant the Missing Link Read more…

Growing Spiritual Giants

March 17, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Growing Spiritual GiantsOne of the most important church axioms is As go the leaders so goes the congregation. However, in too many churches those serving in leadership would make better corporate raiders than spiritual guides. In this episode, Drs. Kris 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…

Small Church Thinking

July 10, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Small Church ThinkingThe 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 Read more…

Developing Your Church’s Mission

July 6, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Developing Your Church’s MissionA 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 Read more…

What To Do When … Your Church Is Doing Too Much

July 1, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

What To Do When … Your Church Is Doing Too MuchIn 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 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…

Developing Your Church’s Mission

July 6, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Developing Your Church’s MissionA 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 Read more…