How To Motivate Attendees Into Volunteering

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How often do you struggle with getting volunteers for various projects in your church? Despite having ample members, no one seems to want to help out. This doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself. Instead, you have to learn how to motivate attendees into volunteering. Believe it or not, most attendees want to be involved in some way. All it takes is a few simple tweaks to appealing to volunteers to boost your numbers and create effective teams for your church projects and events. Have Volunteer Periods Your attendees already have busy schedules, so they are naturally hesitant …

How Well Are You Leading Your Church?

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It’s a common misconception that as long as you’re in charge, you’re an effective leader. Leading your church means more than just having a leadership title. If you’re having more and more trouble engaging members, members are leaving and/or you’re having trouble inspiring others to be leaders, there could be a problem. Don’t worry, though. Once you know more about what’s going wrong, it’s easier to become the type of leader your church needs to continue to grow. Signs You’re Not An Effective Leader No one wants to hear they’re not a good leader, yet to grow, you have to …

Why Churches Fail At Creating Leaders

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Creating leaders is important to keep a church running smoothly. Churches need leaders for various programs and groups. The problem is churches sometimes fail at creating great leaders. The good news is there are leaders within your church family. You just have to find the right way to appeal to them. Tackling some common obstacles to your leadership problem will help you uncover the hidden talent within your church. No Available Opportunities How often does your church broadcast leadership opportunities? Perhaps it’s an issue of a few people trying to do everything on their own. Or, you’re just waiting for …

Church Leadership – Working With Millennials

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Working with millennials might sometimes seem like trying to suddenly speak a foreign language, but it’s not nearly as difficult as it might seem. Actually, as church leaders, it’s a great opportunity to better understand millennials and become the type of leader they need. It’s a learning experience on both sides, but well worth the effort. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to work and worship alongside this generation once you figure out what they’re looking for in a church. Make Them Feel Involved You might see millennials on their phones all the time and think they aren’t …

Why Leadership In Churches Matters

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One of the most important things that church members and visitors are looking for is effective and engaging leadership in a church. Leadership in churches is about far more than just a title. It’s about how leaders engage with the church community. It’s the leaders that inspire members to keep coming back and help grow the church. Without the right leaders, it’s difficult for a church to continue to thrive for generations. Guide The Community Through Changes Church isn’t the same as it was 100 years ago. As times change, so do churches. However, there is always some hesitance from …

Why People Blame The Church

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It’s far too common for people to blame the church for any and everything. Most of the time, the church isn’t to blame at all. However, there are some issues that church leaders may be able to learn from. You can take the complaints and use them to improve the church. While you’ll never make everyone that comes through your doors happy, it does help to understand why they’re blaming the church in the first place. They Can’t Find The Right Community Community is one of the top reasons people attend church, outside of worship, of course. In fact, 78% of …

7 Church Leadership Podcasts Pastors Need To Subscribe To Today

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If you’re feeling lost or just want to become a better leader, church leadership podcasts help give you the inspiration and motivation you need. Podcasts are easy to subscribe and listen to whenever you have a free minute. Learn about current issues facing your church family, creative ways to engage members and even the best ways to attract new members. Make sure you subscribe to all five of these podcasts and be ready to take notes. You’ll be amazed at what you learn and how you can apply it immediately. 1. 5 Leadership Questions A podcast that makes you think …

6 Small Thinking Church Myths That Can Harm Your Church

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It’s easy to buy into myths. After all, you hear them all the time and they probably started with a grain of truth. However, when church myths start holding your church back, it’s time to separate fact from fiction. Every myth you hear isn’t true and those lies can do lasting harm to your church if you’re not careful. Once you let go of the falsehoods, you might just discover your church is better than it ever was. 1. Big Churches Are A Bad Thing There’s a myth floating around that big churches are automatically bad. In fact, these mega-churches …

Why Leading The Unchurched Is Never Easy

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Leading the unchurched may not always seem easy, simply because the benefits of your church might not be as obvious to them as it is to you. Most unchurched people aren’t opposed to attending church, but they have to find the right fit for their needs. This means listening to those needs and finding ways your church can help meet their needs. The most important thing to remember is to take the time to understand unchurched people. In many cases, they’re just looking for a church that is open to their questions about faith. It’s Difficult To Build Trust With …

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Leading Your Church As A Micromanager Isn’t Passion

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Leading your church means you have to be passionate. After all, church staff and members are going to follow your lead and if your passion doesn’t shine through, they might not feel as motivated. The problem comes when you start to micromanage. The more you make this mistake, the less passionate you seem. In fact, it comes off as controlling. It isn’t an effective way to lead a church and could have some negative results. Passion Motivates Your passion is what helps motivate others to join with you. Whether it’s getting volunteers for an activity or making new members feel …