Why Sheep Follow A Shepherd

Why Sheep Follow A Shepherd

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Church leaders aren’t sports coaches or teachers – they’re shepherds. The Bible often mentions the role of the shepherd, but what’s important to learn is what makes sheep follow a shepherd. It’s frustrating trying to figure out why church members follow some leaders, but not others. The answer is some are shepherds, while others are just leaders. The difference might not seem obvious, but there are certain traits that make people want to follow. It’s those traits that make church members feel engaged and keep them coming back. They Feel Uplifted And Encouraged Sheep follow a shepherd because the shepherd …

6 Tips For Creating A Volunteer Vision For Your Church

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Recruiting and keeping volunteers is crucial to running a church. One of the best ways to do this is to create a clear volunteer vision. This vision is what shows volunteers the purpose of volunteering and what the church hopes to accomplish. It also provides values to live up to. It takes time to create the right type of vision. Think of this as part of your church culture. 1. Create A Clear Purpose No volunteer vision is complete with a clear purpose. Is volunteering about bringing together the community? Helping a set number of people? Are you trying to …

Church Leadership Is A Tough Gig

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One of the most difficult leadership roles is a church leader. In fact, church leadership ranks as number five out of nine on Forbes for toughest leadership positions. Of course, this doesn’t mean church leaders don’t love their jobs. Whether they’re being paid or they’re volunteering, being a leader in a church is fulfilling. From the outside, it might not seem quite so hard, but it’s important to think about all the responsibilities and how different church leaders are from other types of leaders. Leaders Aren’t Perfect Most people don’t expect leaders to be absolutely perfect, but when it comes …

Why People Leave The Church

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When you notice people starting to leave the church, it’s worrisome. You may wonder what happened or if there was any way to prevent it. First of all, it’s not always related to the church. Second, it is possible to prevent some church members from making the decision to leave. The most important thing to do is to remember to listen to the needs of all your members. It’s that feeling of community that keeps a church growing and thriving. They’ve Simply Burned Out It’s far too common to have members leave the church due to burnout. These aren’t the …

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 …