18 Scriptures On Giving You Can Share Before Your Next Offering Time

Giving is always an issue churches seem to struggle with. For many pastors, it can be hard to even talk about it in church services. However, it’s important to inspire your people with what God says about giving. There are hundreds of scriptures on giving to help you encourage members to be generous with their finances. Before your next offering time, start by sharing one of these scriptures to get your church family to start thinking about giving. You might be surprised at just how effective this is for your church. Why Aren’t People Giving To make sure you pick …

37 Church Statistics You Need To Know for 2019

It’s that time of year again – when we take a deeper look inside the current state of the church. In 2017 and 2018 these were our most read and shared posts of the year, and we hope this installment is just as helpful. By going over some of the most important church statistics, you’ll be better prepared to grow your church throughout 2019. From attendance to social media, you’ll find statistics for most every area of the church. Don’t be discouraged by any unfavorable statistics. That just means there’s room for improvement. Without further ado, here’s the church statistics …

How To Write The Perfect Pastor Job Description

Trying to find the perfect pastor might seem like a never-ending search that just leaves you settling. So why can’t you find the right person? Most of the time, the problem is the pastor job description. If it’s not engaging and descriptive, you might not be attracting the right people. Once you master the fine art of writing the perfect pastor job description, it’ll be much easier to find the right leadership for your ministry. Why The Job Description Matters Shouldn’t you just be able to through up a quick description asking for a pastor, youth pastor, senior pastor, etc. …

The Ultimate Church Compensation And Salary Guide

One of the hardest things to determine as the leader of a church is what to pay your various staff members.  From your pastor and youth pastor to your finance director, what should their salaries be? While part of this will ultimately depend on your church’s budget, paying your staff fairly is vital to keeping the best employees. If you don’t have a clue where to start or you’re re-evaluating your church compensation, learn more with this church salary guide. Why You Need Paid Church Staff Unlike volunteers, your church staff is fully dedicated to helping your church succeed. Yes, …

The Ultimate Message Prep Guide

Message prep goes hand in hand with being a pastor or church leader. However, it often feels like it’s a free for all without any real guidance. While the actual words must come from your heart and beliefs, prepping the message doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or impossible. By using this ultimate guide, you’ll create more effective messages that keep your listeners or readers more engaged. Plus, they’ll remember the message easier. Ask Questions On Your Blog A large part of message prep is determining what to talk about. Go to your church’s blog and read the comments. Even better, …

Dealing With The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Church Leadership

Church leadership can be one of the most rewarding experiences, but also a roller coaster of emotions. It’s a series of highs and lows that may be so extreme that some leaders feel like giving up ministry completely. Believe or not, it doesn’t have to be this way. While you’ll still have good and bad days, it’s time to step off the roller coaster and find more balance in your life. Understand Why It’s Emotional You can’t really deal with the emotional roller coaster of church leadership unless you first understand what makes it so emotional. All you may know …

How To Deal With Cynicism In Your Leadership Team

Cynicism in your leadership team effects every part of your church family and can cause a negative environment for everyone. From making it harder to gain volunteers to not making any new changes to grow your church, cynicism is a serious issue. When you deal with it effectively, you create a stronger leadership team to serve as the foundation of your growing church family. Uncover The Cause Cynicism in your leadership team comes from a variety of sources. It could be a major project a leader was spearheading where nearly all the volunteers let them down. Perhaps a leader lost …

The Biggest Communication Mistakes Preachers Make

A preacher’s job isn’t easy, especially when it comes to finding the right ways to communicate God’s word to your church family. Despite your best intentions, common communication mistakes may make it difficult for members to understand you. Even worse, these mistakes may cause members to miss important announcements. Keep your members engaged, encourage new membership and spread the word more effectively by learning which mistakes you’re making and how to prevent them in the future. Using The Preacher Voice Have you ever watched yourself during a sermon? When you step up to the pulpit, does a change come over …

The Benefits Of A Virtual Church Office

Time seems to be the one thing that’s never fully on your side when it comes to getting everything on your to-do list accomplished. Church leaders and pastors have numerous administrative tasks to handle every single week, but not enough hours to do it all. This is where creating a virtual church office could be beneficial. While you could train volunteers or members to do these tasks, it’s quicker and more cost effective to outsource common tasks so you can focus more on ministry. Handle Numerous Time Consuming Tasks Think about everything your church does daily and weekly. You have …

Nonprofit Advertising Ideas For Your Creatives Ministry

The creative side of your ministry is often tasked with coming up with nonprofit advertising ideas, but where should you start? Churches often get a bad rap for boring advertising. It’s not something that’s as fun or engaging as snack food or cars. However, creative advertising is key to getting your church noticed and greatly expanding your reach. You might even find it’s more enjoyable to create than traditional advertising. Offer Free Ebooks No matter what form of advertising you’re using, you need to give people a reason to interact with your ad. For instance, you may have an ad …