How To Talk To Your Family About Church Issues

Whether it’s church leaders or church members, it’s important to talk with your family when church issues arise. Not only is it a good idea to talk things out, especially if you disagree on the issue. But, you may find that talking with your family helps you find a resolution. The most important thing to remember is you shouldn’t shut your family out. By working and worshiping together, you create a stronger bond and a better church. All of the advice below applies to individual families and your entire church family too. Eliminate Distractions The very first step to talking …

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Could A Location Independent Strategy Work For Your Church?

One of the main goals of most churches is to reach more people. After all, a church can’t be effective without people. An emerging trend is the location independent strategy, also known as multisite. It’s not right for all churches, but it could be the solution to help you reach your community and boost attendance. It’s a unique strategy that works well for newer churches and those with a younger audience. If you’re looking for a unique way to draw in more people, consider multisite. What Is A Location Independent Strategy? A location independent strategy involves having numerous locations for …

Innovative Ways To Improve Member Attendance

Innovative Ways To Improve Member Attendance

Why does it seem like some churches are full of active members, but others struggle to keep members coming back from week to week? Even though your members are likely busy, it’s still possible to improve member attendance through a few innovative strategies. Think of it as giving them an engaging reason to return. While members may not attend every single week, they will attend much more regularly if you work to increase engagement. Luckily, it’s not as difficult as you might think. Focus On General Engagement This might seem like a no-brainer, but before you do anything else, focus …

Why Inclusion Matters

Why Inclusion Matters In The Church

Whether it’s accepting those with who seem different or just making a new member feel welcome, inclusion matters within the church and community. Often times, the unchurched never step foot into a church because they feel they won’t be included or welcomed just the way they are. Others see these people as just uninterested in coming to church. When churches focus on inclusion, they might get some backlash, but overall, they experience growth and a stronger community than ever before. Church Is About Community Church should be about community and bringing everyone together. However, many churches let judgemental tendencies keep …

Are We Unwilling To Confront Sin

Are We Unwilling To Confront Sin?

Take a look around your church and you’ll probably immediately be able to pick out a few people who have not found the forgiveness that Jesus brings. These members and even church leaders don’t just make casual mistakes. Instead, they sin blatantly and seem to defy anyone to say anything. However, church is about finding forgiveness in Jesus. Unless we’re willing to confront sin, how can anyone change their ways? It’s not always easy, but you must learn to confront those who are heading down the wrong path. No One Wants To Judge A single line in the Bible is …

The Importance Of Empowering The Right People

The Importance Of Empowering The Right People

Empowering the right people is one of the ways that most businesses and non-profits grow. After all, a single person can’t possibly do it all. Great leaders know it’s important to not just lead but to encourage others to lead as well. This is especially important for churches. When the right people feel motivated and encouraged, there’s no limit to how much they can accomplish. It all starts with inspiring them to reach their full potential. Accomplish More Through Delegation We’ve already discussed why leading as a micromanager is a mistake. Not only do you burn out quickly, but you …

How To Keep Your Focus On The Spiritual Battle

How To Keep Your Focus On The Spiritual Battle

Focusing on the spiritual battle when the world’s constantly filled with distractions isn’t the easiest thing to do. God is right there with you, but you have to be willing to keep your focus on Him instead of all the temptations and evils that occur around you. While everyone loses focus sometimes, it’s always possible to get back on track. With faith and prayer, you can win your spiritual battles. Keep Your Emotions In Check Your emotions are one of the quickest ways to lose focus on your spiritual battle. They cloud your judgment and make you lose sight of …

Why Church People Become Toxic

Why Church People Become Toxic

The church is a place of kindness, happiness, community and inspiration. What happens when all that changes and church people become toxic? Sadly, it does happen. This is especially true as some members move on to other churches or leave the church completely. It’s important to understand the causes and signs to prevent the toxic attitudes of the few from infecting your entire church family. Ensure It’s Not Leadership Sometimes church people become toxic because the follow the example of toxic leaders. Other members may leave to avoid the effect of other toxic members in the church. It’s fairly easy …

How Relevant Is Your Church Right Now

How Relevant Is Your Church Right Now?

Your church’s growth depends largely on how relevant your church is right now. Church relevance is often how existing members and visitors judge your church. While what worked 30 or 40 years ago helped with growth then, you might have noticed a less engaged church family if your church isn’t relevant today. Your church doesn’t have to stay on the cutting edge of technology to stay relevant. However, change is crucial for growing your church with new members for generations to come. When Was Your Last Change? Think about the last major change in your church. How long ago was …

Planning On Firing Your Pastor

Planning On Firing Your Pastor?

Firing your pastor isn’t a decision to take lightly. It’s important to thoroughly discuss it with all leaders before making a final decision. Many pastors are fired, but they have no clear idea as to why. Often times, it’s just a conflict of visions for the growth of the church. Even if you don’t always agree with your pastor, they might still be the perfect fit for your church. Use these guidelines and your faith to help guide you. Consider Your Members What positive effects has your pastor had on your church members? Are they volunteering more? Is there a …