April 2017

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According to recent research, 4 out of 5 people aren't regularly listening to a podcast. Personally, I have found podcasts to be a valuable tool. I’m sure there are many reasons for those statistics, but I started to wonder if at the most basic level, the majority of people still don’t know exactly what a podcast is or how they could benefit from taking the time to figure it out. So, I wanted to provide a basic rundown of what podcasts are and hopefully answer some questions you may have.
23 Apr 2017

Still Not Listening to Podcasts? Here’s What You’re Missing (And How to Get Started)

According to recent research, 4 out of 5 people aren’t regularly listening to a podcast. Personally, I have found podcasts…

While most churches implement a number of systems to help them carry out their mission, assimilation can often get lost in the shuffle. But assimilation, the process through which we build relationships and connections, lays the foundation for a visitor’s meaningful immersion in the church, and subsequently, their intentional discipleship.
19 Apr 2017

Why Your Assimilation Process Is the Foundation to Visitor Retention

While most churches implement a number of systems to help them carry out their mission, assimilation can often get lost…

Just when you think you’ve got the latest social media platform figured out (Snapchat, anyone?), another one pops up. While the long-term favorites of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, something new is quickly becoming more popular.
12 Apr 2017

How the Changing Social Media Landscape Impacts Your Church

Just when you think you’ve got the latest social media platform figured out (Snapchat, anyone?), another one pops up. While…

Labels are helpful. We as leaders label everything about people that we can. The more context the better, right? But a permanent label stuck to an assumed attribute destines people’s potential contribution and growth. It causes us to not engage their full abilities and limits them from discovering their full potential. How do we avoid prematurely assigning labels to our staff?
09 Apr 2017

Do Labels Limit the Potential of Your Church Staff?

Labels are helpful. We as leaders label everything about people that we can. The more context the better, right? But…

We’re meant to share space and break bread with one another, and the community at large. When you implement these environmental upgrade strategies in your church, you’ll find that you spend less time plastering the community with posters and flyers, and more time where it’s most important: welcoming church and community members alike into your sacred, shared space.
06 Apr 2017

3 Facility Upgrade Strategies That Can Help Your Church Grow (and Spend Less on Posters & Flyers)

We’re meant to share space and break bread with one another, and the community at large. When you implement these…

When churches are small, relationships drive everything. Relationships are the reason people show up to events. But that dynamic is different in large churches. If the goal is to encourage relationships that foster spiritual growth, bigger events actually make it more challenging. So how should large churches define what is a "win" for their events?
04 Apr 2017

When Large Churches Get Stuck: Prioritizing Relationships Over Events

When churches are small, relationships drive everything. Relationships are the reason people show up to events. But that dynamic is…

Recruiting and hiring a new team member can be exciting! Hire the right person and the whole team benefits. When you invite the right person to join your team, not only is there an infusion of new talent, but also new ideas, fresh eyes, and a new well of experiences to go to. On the other hand, hire the wrong person and the ministry at your church could be set back for years. Here are 5 principles to keep in mind when it’s time to make the next hire at your church.
03 Apr 2017

5 Principles That Should Play Into the Next Hire at Your Church

Recruiting and hiring a new team member can be exciting! Hire the right person and the whole team benefits. When…