Tuesday, 29 September, 2020

Productive Meetings

Productive Meetings

September 3, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Productive Meetings People 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 Read more…

The Two Ministries That Grow Churches

Two Ministries That Grow Churches

September 1, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Two Ministries That Grow Churches There are hundreds of things that can keep a church from growing. But if you want to ensure your church’s future by reaching young families, there are only two ministries that grow churches. In this Read more…

Making Friends Outside the Church Walls

Making Friends Beyond Church: A How-To Primmer

August 6, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Making Friends Beyond Church: A How-To Primmer One of the reasons long-term church members are ineffective in the inviting-people-to-church ministry is that for the most part, over the years, they’ve already invited everyone they know. Fact is, the same holds Read more…

Grow Your Church with Social Ministry

Grow Your Church with Social Ministry

July 30, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Grow Your Church with Social Ministry There’s been a rumor going around since the 1950s or so that the mission of the church is to engage in social ministries. The corollary of that rumor is that churches that focus on Read more…

It's Time For Christmas Hospitality Planning

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 your kids hate church?

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

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.

Power Pointers

Make a Lasting Impression: Power Pointers

May 21, 2013 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Make a Lasting Impression: Power Pointers Screen 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 Read more…

New Member Training

Introduction to “Our” Church & New Member Training

October 27, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Introduction to “Our” Church & New Member Training There 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 Read more…

Mentoring Faith Development

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

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

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…

Extend Your Leadership Base

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

Small Church Thinking

July 10, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

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 Read more…

Developing Your Church's Mission

Developing Your Church’s Mission

July 6, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

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 Read more…

Doing Too Much?

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 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 Read more…

Extend Your Leadership Base

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…

Communications Issues?

Effective Church Communication

September 18, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Effective Church Communication When 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 Read more…

What To Do When ... Your Church Has Too Much Debt

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 Debt The 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 Read more…

Developing Your Church's Mission

Developing Your Church’s Mission

July 6, 2014 Bill Tenny-Brittian

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 Read more…