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 …

8 Things Pastors Wish Their Members Knew

8 Things Pastors Wish Their Members Knew

Pastors constantly work to understand their members, but how often do members consider what a pastor actually wants? They’d be amazed to learn how many things pastors wish they knew. By having this two-way understand, pastors and members create a much stronger bond and church. Even if when pastors don’t specifically say these things, they’re thinking these and many more. Of course, members and church staff should never be afraid to ask their pastor what’s on their mind. 1. They’re Human Too One of the most important things pastors wish their members knew is they’re human too. Pastors aren’t perfect …

Want To Reach The Unchurched Talk, Don't Preach

Want To Reach The Unchurched? Talk, Don’t Preach

It’s a difficult strategy to understand. After all, members come to services every week to gather and listen to sermons. Since that’s such a staple in the church, how could not preaching be an effective way to reach the unchurched? Consider this. Is preaching bringing the unchurched in currently? It takes more than sermons to persuade the unchurched to visit. Church might be a foreign concept to them, which means the first step is to simply talk to them. Preaching Leads To A Negative Connotation It’s far too common for preaching to talk more about what people do wrong and …

8 Sources Of Pastoral Discouragement

8 Sources Of Pastoral Discouragement

It’s always sad to see a pastor struggling with pastoral discouragement. The good thing is it’s possible to uplift pastors, even when things seem bleak. One thing that’s important to remember is pastors are people just like everyone else. They stress, they worry and they feel insecure at times. Before trying to help a pastor in need, it’s important to identify the sources of their discouragement. 1. Fighting Among Members And Staff In some churches, infighting is actually destroying the church. Now, imagine this from a pastor’s perspective. A pastor is supposed to be a shepherd that brings everyone together. …

How To Creatively Restore A Broken Community

How To Creatively Restore A Broken Community

It’s easy for a church to focus more on its members than what’s going on within the community, but this isn’t the best approach. When there are problems within the community, odds are, you have problems within the church. Remember, your members are a part of the community. Churches are not only responsible for spiritual growth, but also for helping bring communities together. This means churches have the power to restore a broken community to a thriving, positive environment. Let Everyone Air Their Issues This might sound like a recipe for disaster, but think about how much you truly know about …