How To Write The Ultimate Leader Profile

One of the things your church website should include is a leader profile on each of your church leaders. Think of this as a digital introduction to your site’s visitors. These are potential new members and they want to learn a little about you before visiting your church. However, your leadership profile has to be engaging, yet friendly. Take your time when writing it and it could be what sways someone to try your church this weekend. Why It Matters? Before the Internet, people just had to take a chance on a church via word of mouth alone. Naturally, your …

7 Things That Will Help You Maintain Momentum

You’ve worked hard to build momentum in your ministry, but how do you maintain momentum once you have it? Sometimes the process of building puts so much pressure on pastors and church leaders that they lose their passion. Instead of feeling uplifted, they feel almost unworthy and overwhelmed. It doesn’t have to be this way or even get to this point. Maintaining momentum isn’t always easy, but when done right, church leaders, pastors and members feel stronger, more faithful and more passionate about ministry. 1. Train Others To Help And Lead It’s easy to get so caught up in building …

Preach Without Notes And Connect More With Your Audience

Could you ever preach without notes? Right now, that probably sounds about as terrifying as a high-wire act without a net with zero experience. However, how often do you wish you could engage your members more? It’s not exactly comforting looking out and seeing your members looking bored or even worse, sleeping. Before you say it’s not possible, give preaching without notes a chance. It could be the perfect solution for better engagement and even church growth. Perfect Sermon But Zero Engagement You already work hard on your sermons. You do everything you can to make them perfect. This is …

Church Management Software – Best Apps For 2018

How many different tools do you currently use to manage members, finances, volunteers, send out messages and more? Church management software helps bring many of the tools you currently use into a single platform. The great news is many of these are web-based, making them accessible from any device, including your phone or tablet. However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that numerous options are available. Instead of digging through them to find the best, we’ve put together the best church management software apps for 2018. Planning Center According to Planning Center, their tools are used by over 30,000 churches. …

Why Churches Use Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants sound like they’d be more useful to entrepreneurs or big businesses than churches, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many churches and pastors need help with administrative tasks, among other daily responsibilities. After all, sometimes there is more work to be done than hours in the day. Even with volunteers, there are often jobs that aren’t getting done. Adding a virtual assistant could actually be the solution to improving your church’s ministry. The Need For Professionals Church technology is constantly advancing. Just 30 years ago, a church wouldn’t have dreamed of using online giving …

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How The Idea Of Sunday Worship Is Changing

As you look out over your members on Sunday morning, you might feel discouraged to see fewer members in attendance. It’s not always the church itself that’s the problem, though. Many of your members have had to change their schedules for their jobs, their kids’ activities and caring for aging parents. This makes it difficult for them to attend traditional services. Sunday worship is starting to change to accommodate more people and better engage members. Getting on board might just help your church grow faster. Offer Live Streaming Your members can’t always attend, but that shouldn’t mean they can’t worship …

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5 Spiritual Challenges All Church Leaders Face

Every church leader is plagued by spiritual challenges throughout their careers. These are typically periods of doubt where their own faith may be challenged. Church members often have spiritual crises of their own. However, church leaders are often expected to stand strong and never have these types of issues. It takes strength to not only admit you’re going through a spiritual challenge, but to ask for guidance from fellow leaders and even members to help you through. By working together, you all grow in your faith. 1. Finding The Right Way To Guide This is a common challenge and one …

7 Ways Church Leaders Must Change To Keep Members Coming Back

7 Ways Church Leaders Must Change To Keep Members Coming Back

Even large churches struggle with keeping members coming back every week. Sometimes, it’s just that members have busy schedules. However, sometimes the problem lies with church leadership. This is when church leaders must change in order to boost attendance and even encourage new growth. The good thing is the necessary changes aren’t that difficult. They just make a major difference in how members feel about the church. 1. Stop Micromanaging It’s hard to give up control sometimes. You know exactly how you want something done and even though you have capable staff and volunteers, you micromanage every person and project. …

Why Church Leaders Should Embrace Their Flaws

Why Church Leaders Should Embrace Their Flaws

There has yet to be a church that exists with perfect members or church leaders. It’s not humanly possible. However, far too many church leaders feel that they have to be perfect and set that ideal example for everyone to follow. That type of pressure often just leads to even worse flaws. After all, being able to embrace who we are at any given moment makes it easier to become a better person. For leaders at church, this also helps you grow the church. Easier To Connect With Members Do you ever remember feeling intimidated in high school or college …

Developing A Better Worship Team Culture

Developing A Better Worship Team Culture

Your worship team culture sets the standard for the entire church. If your worship team isn’t passionate, why would your members be passionate each week? From behind the scenes tech to your choir leader, your worship team is a diverse group that helps to keep the church running and inspires everyone around them. A poor culture has a negative effect on the entire church. As with any other area of your church, your worship team needs a little regular maintenance to stay strong and continue doing what they do best. Offer Opportunities For Growth In most cases, everyone wants the …