3 Steps To Breaking The Growth Barriers In Your Church

Every pastor that I have ever spoke with wants to grow their church. If they didn’t, they probably shouldn’t be the pastor at the church. Growth is something that everyone wants, but not everyone experiences. Now, growth in church is always a touchy subject. Here is what I am not saying in this post: I am not criticizing small churches – I am not at all suggesting this. I have been a part of smaller churches, and have loved it and seen God do incredible things. I also think that some pastors are built and created to pastor smaller churches. … Continue reading 3 Steps To Breaking The Growth Barriers In Your Church

4 Tips For Making Multi-Site Work

In 2014, our church launched its second location. Our church has been in the city of Jacksonville for over 100 years, and we have always had a vision of reaching the entire city. We felt that in order to continue with the vision of reaching our city in the modern church context, we must embrace multi site church. So, we set out on this journey and launched a campus about 15 miles away in a growing part of our city. The campus would start in a portable facility, an elementary school. We are four years in and preparing to launch … Continue reading 4 Tips For Making Multi-Site Work

How To Make The Most Of Your Time

This is my first “time management” post of my brief blogging career. Seriously. Look back at the archives, and you won’t find one. The reason I have never wrote on this subject is because I felt like I should not be writing about something that I am not doing a very good job of. Time management has always been a bit of an issue for me. It is not that I am not a hard worker, I am. It is not that I am not that organized, I am. It is not that I am lazy, because I am not. … Continue reading How To Make The Most Of Your Time

4 Steps To Keep Growing

Happy New Year! I cannot believe that 2019 is finally here. 2018 has come and gone. I feel as I get older, the years pass by faster and faster. I love January, because it is a time where everyone seems to be evaluating themselves. It is a time for self-evaluation and self-improvement. Now, I don’t know if you are a big on New Years Resolutions or not? Some of you set so many goals that it is impossible to achieve them all in a year. Some of you make resolutions that don’t even make it into the New Year. Some … Continue reading 4 Steps To Keep Growing

3 Mindset Shifts You Must Have The Further You Go Up In Leadership In Your Organization

Everyone that I talk with has a desire to grow up in their leadership. Not many leaders want to just stay where they are at. I think that many leaders believe that growth requires more ability or more experience. Although, this is a part of it, I think moving up in leadership requires more than just your competency or experience. I am noticing that as I grow up in leadership, it requires a different way of thinking. We must think differently the further we move up in our organization. I want to share three mindset shifts that must change the … Continue reading 3 Mindset Shifts You Must Have The Further You Go Up In Leadership In Your Organization

3 Ideas For Developing a Leadership Pipeline In Your Church

You know, I have never met a pastor who does not want their church to grow. All pastors desire for their church to grow (at least I hope they do). In order to grow and have sustainable growth, you must develop a culture of leadership in your church. You cannot simply do everything yourself and grow. Sure doing everything yourself may grow your church to 200, but I doubt you get beyond that without developing leaders around you. The question that has boggled my mind lately though is this: If leadership development is so important, why are churches not better … Continue reading 3 Ideas For Developing a Leadership Pipeline In Your Church

Steps To Growing Your Volunteer Team

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 is just the nature of church life. Oftentimes, our strategy of growing the volunteer number is based on opportunity. This is a nice strategy but it should not be your end game. For example, when we moved from one service to two services, we had … Continue reading Steps To Growing Your Volunteer Team