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If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people who are unfamiliar with Jesus begin attending, friends are bringing friends, you’re adding new staff members, you’re building buildings, you’re starting new ministries, and (most important of all) people are meeting Jesus and being baptized. But here are 5 of the biggest mistakes I've seen fast-growing churches make:
If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people who are unfamiliar with Jesus begin attending, friends are bringing friends, you’re adding new staff members, you’re building buildings, you’re starting new ministries, and (most important of all) people are meeting Jesus and being baptized. But here are 5 of the biggest mistakes I've seen fast-growing churches make:
04 Oct 2017

Is Your Church Growing Fast? Avoid These 5 Mistakes

If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people…

Churches can learn a lot from businesses. It’s true. For many years, I have worked with my team to help churches get unstuck. But, I periodically have had the chance to serve businesses as well. And there’s one thing that is consistent with every business I’ve served:
Churches can learn a lot from businesses. It’s true. For many years, I have worked with my team to help churches get unstuck. But, I periodically have had the chance to serve businesses as well. And there’s one thing that is consistent with every business I’ve served:
02 Aug 2017

Reaching Sustained Health: What Churches Can Learn From Businesses

Churches can learn a lot from businesses. It’s true. For many years, I have worked with my team to help…

How can you increase generosity? This is a question church leaders across the globe are wrestling with. They want their ministry to grow. They want giving to increase. They want to successfully fund capital campaigns. But they're not quite sure where to start. Unfortunately, this often leads churches to neglect intentionally building generosity.
How can you increase generosity? This is a question church leaders across the globe are wrestling with. They want their ministry to grow. They want giving to increase. They want to successfully fund capital campaigns. But they're not quite sure where to start. Unfortunately, this often leads churches to neglect intentionally building generosity.
27 Jul 2017

Beyond Capital Campaigns: Every Aspect of Increasing Generosity You’re Not Thinking About

How can you increase generosity? This is a question church leaders across the globe are wrestling with. They want their…

Ministry is all about people reaching people and disciples making disciples. Because of that, it should be no surprise that the largest financial investment most churches make is on people, specifically the church staff. Let me do my best to address some of the common questions we receive on this topic.
Ministry is all about people reaching people and disciples making disciples. Because of that, it should be no surprise that the largest financial investment most churches make is on people, specifically the church staff. Let me do my best to address some of the common questions we receive on this topic.
18 Jul 2017

The Money Series: How Much Should Churches Spend on Their Staff?

Ministry is all about people reaching people and disciples making disciples. Because of that, it should be no surprise that…

When I look back at my own personal journey, I am often reminded how confused people are about the defining moment of a capital campaign.

Many pastors think it is the public launch of the campaign sermon series.  This is a significant moment. But, it is not the defining moment.  What about the Commitment Event at the conclusion of the message series?  This is when people bring their pledges or intentions for the church’s future as a measurable expression of what God has done in their hearts.  That is also a very significant moment. But, it is not the defining moment.
When I look back at my own personal journey, I am often reminded how confused people are about the defining moment of a capital campaign. Many pastors think it is the public launch of the campaign sermon series. This is a significant moment. But, it is not the defining moment. What about the Commitment Event at the conclusion of the message series? This is when people bring their pledges or intentions for the church’s future as a measurable expression of what God has done in their hearts. That is also a very significant moment. But, it is not the defining moment.
14 Sep 2016

The Defining Moment Of A Capital Campaign

When I look back at my own personal journey, I am often reminded how confused people are about the defining…