The Biggest Communication Mistakes Preachers Make

A preacher’s job isn’t easy, especially when it comes to finding the right ways to communicate God’s word to your church family. Despite your best intentions, common communication mistakes may make it difficult for members to understand you. Even worse, these mistakes may cause members to miss important announcements. Keep your members engaged, encourage new membership and spread the word more effectively by learning which mistakes you’re making and how to prevent them in the future. Using The Preacher Voice Have you ever watched yourself during a sermon? When you step up to the pulpit, does a change come over …

8 Tips To Help Pastors Build A Church Blog

Wouldn’t it be great if all you needed was a church website to reach more people? While it’s a great start, you have to keep your site updated with fresh content, aka a blog. Pastors are busy, but it’s also their thoughts, leadership and personality that makes people want to join a church. This is why pastors are often responsible for building a church blog. Even if you’re drawing a blank when it comes to topics, don’t worry. With these eight tips, you’ll have a blog to be proud of in no time. 1. Find Inspiration You’re used to writing …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Learn How To Say No Nicely

Learn How To Say No Nicely

By nature, church leaders are people pleasers. This is part of what helps build a happy church family. However, both church leaders and members have to say no sometimes. The only problem is you don’t want to anyone’s feelings or turn anyone away. Learning how to say no nicely makes it a little easier. You still say no, but there’s less chance of anyone getting hurt or upset. Why You Have To Say No God wants Christians to help others, but at no point did He want you to give until you make yourself sick. And yes, that’s exactly what …

Looking For A Great Pastor Don't Do This

Looking For A Great Pastor? Don’t Do This

Finding a great pastor for your church is vital to keeping members engaged and the church itself growing. The only problem is, it takes work to find the right pastor. Even if a pastor was wonderful at a previous church, they might not be the right fit for your church family. By avoiding some common mistakes, it’s easier than you might think to find a pastor that meshes well with your members and quickly becomes an amazing shepherd as well. Ignoring What Members Want Your members come to church to listen and engage with their pastor. Why not ask them …

7 Reasons Pastors Feel Unworthy

7 Reasons Pastors Feel Unworthy

While members typically look to their pastors to help uplift them, sometimes pastors need the same support. As surprising as it may be, pastors feel unworthy sometimes. They’re human just like everyone else and fall victim to the same kinds of doubts as the rest of the church staff and members. Pastors shouldn’t feel guilty for feeling unworthy. It will happen to everyone at some point, but recognizing the signs helps you to overcome them. 1. Declining Community It shouldn’t come as a surprise that membership, especially among millennials, is declining. When a pastor sees the church community gradually declining, …

7 Church Leadership Podcasts Pastors Need To Subscribe To Today

If you’re feeling lost or just want to become a better leader, church leadership podcasts help give you the inspiration and motivation you need. Podcasts are easy to subscribe and listen to whenever you have a free minute. Learn about current issues facing your church family, creative ways to engage members and even the best ways to attract new members. Make sure you subscribe to all five of these podcasts and be ready to take notes. You’ll be amazed at what you learn and how you can apply it immediately. 1. 5 Leadership Questions A podcast that makes you think …