Have you ever hit a wall in your volunteer numbers? You grew the amount of people engaged through serving and then eventually you hit a wall and could not grow it further with your current structure in place. There are seasons you go through where your volunteer engagement is much higher than other seasons. It … Continue reading Steps To Growing Your Volunteer Team
This past weekend, our church was faced with a tough decision, should we cancel church because of Hurricane Irma? Our church is in the Jacksonville, FL area where the hit should not be too damaging (hopefully). So the decision was hard for us because of a number of reasons: The storm wasn't hitting Jacksonville until … Continue reading How To Know When To Cancel Church
Craig Groeschel said recently in a podcast that culture eats strategy for breakfast. If this is true, and I believe every successful organization would say yes, then what should our culture be like? What values should our organization or church hold to so that we have a good culture? Every church has different things that … Continue reading 4 Values Of Every Connections Team Member At Our Church
Well, this past weekend was a milestone in my life. I graduated with my M.Div degree in Pastoral Studies over the weekend. I never thought that I would get a degree beyond a four-year degree, but with a bit of encouragement from some close friends, I started the process five years ago, and now am … Continue reading 3 Things I Plan To Do Now That Seminary Is Over!
Continuing to update and grow your vision is one of the most difficult tasks that leaders face. Leaders are called to lead people to carry out the vision that they have. Vision is important? Why? People are attracted to organizations that have purpose. People follow vision driven people. Bottom line, if you want followers, you … Continue reading How to obtain a God sized Vision for your Church
One of the biggest questions that church planters must ask is should they go permanent or portable with their facility. Hopefully in this post, I can give you some insight on the positives of portable churches.
Every pastor wants their church to grow. No pastor sits around desiring for his church to stay exactly where it is and never grow. Now before we go further, I am criticizing small churches. I love small churches. As I have talked with small church pastors, they all want their church to grow though. The … Continue reading 5 Reasons Some Churches Don’t Grow