Wednesday, 03 March, 2021

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Connect: Retaining Your Guests

January 28, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

It’s one thing to get someone in the door (or to your online worship service), it’s something else again to get them to come back. In fact, if they don’t come back over and over, the chance of someone becoming Read more…

Invite … The First Church Growth Process

January 18, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

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 of church growth is 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…

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…

Measuring Maturity: Mar 11

March 2, 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 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…

Go! The Fourth Core Process: Mar 04

February 11, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

One of the biggest issues with the church comes from the desire to keep our lambs safe from the storms of life and the marauding lions and wolves that are looking for a soul to ravage. And so, when a Read more…

The Discipleship Funnel

February 8, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

Coming February 18, 10 AM CST If someone who’d never been to church before – who didn’t have a clue about Jesus and his call to discipleship – if they showed up at your church on Sunday, how would you 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…

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…

Breathing Life into Old Programs: Mar 18

January 29, 2021 Bill Tenny-Brittian

It’s easy to get caught up in the same-old, same-old. The adage, “We’ve always done it that way” no longer works for an online church – or for any other church, for that matter. This week, Drs. Kris and Bill 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…