Category: Discipleship

Hospitality Feel and Process for Easter and Beyond

Ever been someplace where your host made you feel like a million bucks? The place you were visiting acted like they knew you, they cared you were there with them and they were glad to have you. Or what about this? Ever been someplace where you felt like an inconvenience? I have. It is the…

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The Perfect Follow-Up Plan After Easter

Today, I want to get you the perfect follow-up plan for your church. If you read the blog I did a few weeks back entitled “Blunder #1” I talked about the #1 thing churches do that is a super blunder in their follow-up and assimilation plan. If you haven’t read it, you need to check…

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Rethinking Easter: From Big Event to Big Impact

Ever wonder where all those guests from Easter went the next Sunday after Easter? I’ve been at this for years and it is a perennial challenge for churches everywhere. The leadership of the church pours themselves into making Easter the over-the-top day it deserves. Volunteers have their game faces on. Everybody is geared up and…

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Spread Your Influence Outside of Sunday

I’m old enough to be able to recognize where my influence has been greatest. Some people think their influence comes in the official role they have with others. Certainly that is true with things like parenting, marriage, etc. And to some extent it is true in work. However, in most areas of life influence comes…

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You Can’t Do Everything in 35 Minutes

When I ask pastors how long they generally preach I normally hear numbers like “between 30 and 40 minutes.” Sometimes close friends or parishioners smile 🙂 when they hear their pastor respond that way. There are 10,080 minutes in a week. We spend approximately 3,360 of those minutes sleeping and about 2,400 of them working….

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Not If But Who is Shaping the People in the Church

Here’s the deal. It is not a question of if the people in the church you serve will be shaped by what they read, listen to or watch. It is by whom or by what. That is the question. It is truly a fascinating study to look at what goes into the minds of people…

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7 Questions to Ask When Striving to Improve Ministry

(NOTE: This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series to help you improve ministry. In part 1 we addressed how to create a culture of continual improvement. In part 2 we talked shared the top 8 areas of ministry to improve. And here today we will share 7 questions to ask when striving to…

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Top 8 Areas of Ministry to Improve

In part 1 of this 3-part blog series, we talked about how to set the stage for creating a culture of continuous improvement. Once you’ve established your desire to improve the ministry, the next question is: What are the right areas of ministry to improve? Let’s start with the low-hanging fruit… It is always best…

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