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Valuing Volunteers: The Key to Volunteer Retention

Jennifer Byrd November 16, 2017

Many churches, missions and non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to accomplish their goals.  Volunteerism reduces payroll costs and can be an effective way to engage more people in the important work of the Kingdom of God. Working with those volunteers can present some unique challenges, though.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind… Continue Reading »

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A Piece of the Pie: A Guide to Generous Missions Giving

Jennifer Byrd October 30, 2017

As leaders in growing churches, we receive so many requests every day, requests that demand our time, our energy and, certainly, our church’s funding. Whether it is a staff member wanting to start a new project, a homeless person in need of immediate aid or an international partner seeking to grow and expand a ministry,… Continue Reading »

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Creating a Conflict-Free Climate

Jennifer Byrd October 6, 2017

Anytime people gather together, there’s always a chance that conflict will happen. Christian or not, people disagree, hurt each other, and take offense at the things others do. Conflict creates toxic environments that keep people from the purpose God intended for them. Conflict comes with community. Since churches thrive in community, we must become experts… Continue Reading »

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4 Ways to Make Time for What’s Most Important

Jennifer Byrd September 19, 2017

The busyness of a new school year is upon us and time seems to pass more quickly each day. As fall approaches and the sun begins to set earlier, it feels more difficult to fit into our schedules the things that are actually most important. Between family schedules and work deadlines, we can very quickly… Continue Reading »

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Millennials: 5 Things They’re Looking for in your Church

Jennifer Byrd August 23, 2017

An ongoing conversation among church leaders is how to engage the elusive millennial. This group, identified as the 80 million Americans born after 1980 and before 2000, is the first generation to grow up in a fully digital world. As a result, they seem to have unique desires and perspectives on what they want out… Continue Reading »

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Impact your Entire Congregation with VBS

Jennifer Byrd July 11, 2017

For many congregations, July means Vacation Bible School. Most VBS schedules include music, snacks, activities and crafts themed around a certain Bible story, passage or character. Many churches include a missions component. They will introduce the children to a missionary or organization that meets a need in the name of Christ. During VBS, you have… Continue Reading »

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4 Keys to Engaging Millennials

Jennifer Byrd May 26, 2017

Every time I get together with church leaders, the conversation turns to millennials.  Someone always asks, “What are you doing to engage millennials?” Few of us are succeeding. There are more questions than answers. I’m glad we’re asking this question because the hair on the head of the body of Christ is greying, and we… Continue Reading »

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6 Ways to Grow Giving in your Church

Jennifer Byrd May 16, 2017

In the church world, the importance of giving can never be underestimated.  It is hard for a church to accomplish its mission and goals if giving is not where it needs to be.  Every pastor has worked on a church budget before and has probably spent hours with a finance committee deciding what to cut… Continue Reading »

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