Learn How To Say No Nicely

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By nature, church leaders are people pleasers. This is part of what helps build a happy church family. However, both church leaders and members have to say no sometimes. The only problem is you don’t want to anyone’s feelings or turn anyone away. Learning how to say no nicely makes it a little easier. You still say no, but there’s less chance of anyone getting hurt or upset. Why You Have To Say No God wants Christians to help others, but at no point did He want you to give until you make yourself sick. And yes, that’s exactly what …

8 Qualities Of A Great Youth Pastor

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It’s not always easy being a youth pastor. In fact, most church members and parents look to youth pastors to be one of the biggest role models in their children’s lives. With expectations so high, it’s vital to find a great youth pastor to lead the youth in your church. Part of the search is finding one that meshes well with your church family. The other part is looking for the unique qualities that set great youth pastors apart from the rest. 1. Incredible People Skills Having incredible people skills goes hand in hand with being any type of effective …

When Church Cultures Go Bad

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Churches usually start off with a strong vision of their church culture. However, it takes constant work to maintain that culture. It’s far too easy for churches to slip. A disagreement that turns members against each other or leaders who refuse to be team players start to shift the culture from positive to negative. When church cultures go bad, it could spell the end of your church. Members and leaders leave and there’s no new growth. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Signs Of A Toxic Culture The first thing to do is to recognize the signs of …

Get Your Church Wide Events On Facebook

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How often have you heard someone in your community say they wish they had known about a church event? Sadly, many churches work long hours to put together events for their members and the unchurched. But, they don’t put those events on Facebook. Simply adding church wide events to Facebook could boost awareness and attendance. After all, it’s the biggest social network in the world. Why not use it to help your church? Take Advantage Of Facebook Events According to Facebook, 35 million users view a public event every day on the site. While you probably won’t get 35 million …

When It’s Time To Plant A Church

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It’s not always easy to know when it’s time to plant a church. It’s a difficult journey, but one that’s well worth it when God calls you to start a house of worship. If you’re simply wanting to start a new church because you don’t get along with someone at your current church, it might not be the right time. This is how so many churches start, but are never able to grow. Instead, take the time to truly consider if you’re ready for such an endeavor. When the time is right, you’ll be able to handle any challenges that …

Looking For A Great Pastor? Don’t Do This

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Finding a great pastor for your church is vital to keeping members engaged and the church itself growing. The only problem is, it takes work to find the right pastor. Even if a pastor was wonderful at a previous church, they might not be the right fit for your church family. By avoiding some common mistakes, it’s easier than you might think to find a pastor that meshes well with your members and quickly becomes an amazing shepherd as well. Ignoring What Members Want Your members come to church to listen and engage with their pastor. Why not ask them …

When Volunteers Have Had Enough

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Churches can’t survive without volunteers. With few paid staff, church volunteers take on a wide variety of important tasks. However, you can push volunteers too far. When they’ve had enough, they stop volunteering completely, leaving the church high and dry. It’s important to keep your volunteers happy and motivated. Without them, it’s impossible to run the church, keep the church growing and run ministry programs. Most Programs And Groups Stop When you push volunteers to the point where they’ve had enough, they step away from their tasks. Stop and think about all the different programs and ministry groups that are …

7 Reasons Pastors Feel Unworthy

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While members typically look to their pastors to help uplift them, sometimes pastors need the same support. As surprising as it may be, pastors feel unworthy sometimes. They’re human just like everyone else and fall victim to the same kinds of doubts as the rest of the church staff and members. Pastors shouldn’t feel guilty for feeling unworthy. It will happen to everyone at some point, but recognizing the signs helps you to overcome them. 1. Declining Community It shouldn’t come as a surprise that membership, especially among millennials, is declining. When a pastor sees the church community gradually declining, …

The Importance Of Being An Agile Leader

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Agile is a term that’s often used in the business world, but your church is a type of business. This means applying the agile concept is vital for helping your business continue to grow and thrive. If you’re not already an agile leader, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to grow your church and connect with members, especially new ones. Adopting a more agile leadership style isn’t difficult. It just means adjusting your mindset to better understand the changes around you. What Is An Agile Leader It’s hard to become an agile leader when you don’t really know what …

When Facebook Gets All Nasty About Your Church

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Facebook was created as a way to socialize with friends and family, but sometimes it turns into a place filled with negativity and bullying. This doesn’t mean the social network isn’t a great place for your church members to connect and to connect with potential members too. You just have to be prepared for the nastiness. Creating a strategy now will help your church handle the worst Facebook has to offer. Don’t let a few naysayers stop your church from enjoying socializing online. Understand What Facebook Offers Your first step is to understand your options for managing your church’s Facebook …