What To Do When … You Have to Recruit a Worship Band (or Team)One of the most common questions we get from church leaders is how to get a worship band started. “Where do we get musicians?” Some churches find Read more…
The Five S’s of a Great Nursery. It’s been said that only two “programs” grow a church: Relevant, indigenous worship and excellent children’s programming. Children’s programming begins in the nursery. In today’s cultural climate, if your church is serious about reaching young families (or grandparents with local grandkids, for that matter), your nursery had better be “up to snuff” in the Five S’s – Staff, Safety, Sanitary, Security, and Sizzle. In this episode, Drs. Bill and Kris will help you and your congregation know what it takes to make a positive impression on young parents.
Believe it or not, it is highly unlikely your seminary prepared you to lead a church larger than 150. It’s a fact that most small and mid sized church pastors are ill-equipped for the leadership shifts necessary to lead a church of even 250. This week Drs. Kris and Bill explore what it takes to effectively lead a larger church and how leaders of large churches can prepare to lead even larger churches. The episode includes information from Bill T-B and Bill Easum’s Effective Staffing for Vital Churches.
Every pastor and every staff member has experienced it – the church interview. Sadly, many church leaders have discovered only too late that the church they thought called them wasn’t the church they were led to believe had hired them. This week Drs. Kris and Bill will offer tips on how professional ministers can interview the church and effectively discern whether or not their calling is likely to be a “match.”