December 11, 2017

Effective Church Membership

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 “membership”). But whether or not your church offers a membership option, church membership means more […]

Create a Christmas Eve of Dreams

Create a Christmas Eve of Dreams Your 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 warm and fuzzy, many of those warm fuzzies come from an idealized Norman Rockwell-ian […]

Introduction to “Our” Church & New Member Training

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 may be the Introduction to “Our” Church class. Unfortunately, too many churches run the class […]

Effective Church Communication

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 power and control issue or a consumerist culture. Either way, you’ve got to deal with […]

Productive Meetings

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 a waste of their time. In this episode Drs. Kris and Bill offer concrete tips […]

Two Ministries That Grow Churches

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 episode, Drs. Bill and Kris “reveal” the secret (it’s not a secret!) and share how […]

What To Do When … Your Church Has Too Much Debt

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 the only ones who end up with too much debt. Sometimes churches find themselves upside […]

Making Friends Beyond Church: A How-To Primmer

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 true for most pastors as well. To be true to the Great Commission, we have […]

Grow Your Church with Social Ministry

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 social ministries will grow. Unfortunately, neither rumor in and of themselves are true. HOWEVER … […]

What To Do When … You’ve Reached Capacity

What To Do When … You’ve Reached Capacity “Seems like a nice problem to have. Wish it was true here!” Surprisingly, even small and struggling churches need to deal with the perception … or the reality … that there’s not enough room for visitors, let alone returning guests. By today’s norms, you’re full at approximately […]

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