Major Church Trends To Consider In 2020

As 2020 approaches, it’s time to take a look at upcoming church trends. While some of these aren’t exactly new, they’re still holding strong and even growing in popularity. Some of the major church trends for 2020 might surprise you. Or, you may already have embraced some of these and be ahead of the curve. A few main things to keep in mind are your church may need to rethink the way you drive growth and how people want to communicate with you. Less Flash, More Personal Worship Has your church embraced all the flash and pizazz that’s supposed to …

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 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 …

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 …