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8 Guidelines for Church Staff Meetings that Work

John Gilman July 19, 2016

I’ve sat through a lot of church staff meetings. I’ve sat in planning meetings, prayer meetings, brainstorming meetings, reflection meetings, and meetings about future meetings. Some have been incredibly productive, and others have been huge wastes of time. My most memorable meeting involved a 3 hour discussion where we discussed the pros and cons of… Continue Reading »

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The Top 3 Financial Reports for Churches

John Gilman July 7, 2016

Managing money and understanding financial reports is an administrative responsibility that is vital to the ministry of the church. You could even say that it’s an act of worship. Good stewardship of the resources God has given to facilitate the life of the church reveals our integrity, devotion, and commitment to moving ministry forward. It… Continue Reading »

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How to Create an Email Communication Plan for Your Congregation

Miranda Paquet May 28, 2016

It’s no surprise that finding the time to send email newsletters for your congregation is often a difficult task. There’s a lot on your plate and you’re wearing many different hats, but when you have a plan in place it’s easier to stay productive and avoid the last-minute scramble. Coming up with a better plan… Continue Reading »

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Giving Back to the Community: How to Plan Volunteer Events

John Gilman May 24, 2016

A few years ago, a pastor friend of mine took leadership of a new church. It was a good congregation with solid people who loved their church. They generously gave their time, effort and money to the church, but they weren’t involved in their community. He knew that the church had to engage their community… Continue Reading »

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How to Create Margin in Your Life-Especially as a Leader

John Gilman May 21, 2016

Busyness seems to be the way we live, as leaders in particular. I don’t love admitting my faults, but I’ll be quick to own up to the fact that I’m an “over-scheduler.” I’m known to regularly try to fit THIS much activity into this much time. When my calendar is filled to the brim  it… Continue Reading »

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The Secrets to an In-Depth Follow-Up Campaign in Your Church

John Gilman May 18, 2016

Growing churches tend to have a dynamic leader, but many of them have a marketing machine behind them. Yes, nothing can be accomplished without the work of His hands, but growing churches takes intentionality, communication and marketing, at least to some level. The reality is this. It can be tough to get people to come… Continue Reading »

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Staying in Sync with a Growing Church

John Gilman May 10, 2016

I’ve been blessed to be a part of several growing organizations. Growth excites people, but growth hurts. It stretches people and systems. Leaders have to decrease their direct control and increase their communication. I’ve seen growth stretch church leaders and force them to create scalable systems that work in different campus locations and sizes. Nothing… Continue Reading »

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