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.
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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.
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.
Leaders are readers? This service helps pastors maximize their time investment in personal leadership development.
The reasons why people are not pledging to you capital campaign are complex. Here are some possibilities.
One of the biggest challenges every leader faces is how to continue developing and growing as a leader while still getting things done and moving things forward. With the ever-increasing demands on our time and energy, often the first thing that goes is investment in ourselves. We know that isn’t wise; it’s really very short-term thinking, but under the pressure of the moment we often make that choice. Here is one resource to help you continue growing as a leader.
Imagine with me for a minute. It’s the middle of your small groups semester. You have signed up new leaders and launched your first all-church campaign. Things seem to be going great—until you start hearing about groups that are no longer meeting, leaders who have left the church, and members who are frustrated with your church’s latest attempt at creating community… so what happened?
One thing we can count on each Easter is the Easter bump. Like Christmas, most of us experience a surge in our attendance on Easter morning. Many of us have to add a service, adjust times, or pull out extra chairs to accommodate the swelling crowds. And then a few weeks later, our attendance is usually back to normal. Unless we prepare to communicate and help those new people connect to the life of our church, most simply won’t come back.
When technology is leveraged to convert the variability of human experience into measurable and actionable metrics, a church can proactively equip itself with the numbers needed to make effective, thoughtful plans and decisions.
Creativity is often talked about but rarely understood. We see the value of it, but we don’t know how to get it or how to harness it for our church. Your role as the leader is to do these 4 key things to unleash creativity in your church.
I hear these questions most often from pastors beginning the capital campaign process: How much…
Generation Z is the one coming behind the Millennials and could include people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, depending on whom you ask. Consider these ways this group of young learns differently, and start asking yourself some hard questions about how your ministry is going to need to innovate to connect with them.