Note: We respect the real leaders in ministry who are doing ministry day in and day out. Because of that, we like to bring you different voices with real ministry perspective to aid, challenge and inspire you. It’s not about what we think, it’s about helping you learn from your peers. And in that, we’ll… Continue Reading »
Because funds are tight and churches run lean, every individual who works for the church has an important role. Without a doubt your senior pastor understands that. We definitely know it, and that’s why we encourage and pray for you every day. But one of the key church jobs for everyone on staff is supporting… Continue Reading »
Biblical content or cultural relevance? Just this week, my pastor said, “Aim at the center of the Biblical tension and stay away from the fringes.” That idea really stuck in my head. It got me thinking about how churches relate to the Bible, and how they relate to their congregations. It seems like many churches… Continue Reading »
That is what effective ministry really is: seeing the goals of the Kingdom delivered in any fashion that helps the needs of others. As a result, through our knowing and understanding the needs and goals of our client churches, we truly begin to help minister to their needs, and to the needs of its people.
At our annual Ideas to Impact Conference earlier this year, I met a PDS client named Diane Geschwind, who works for St. Christopher’s Parish in Baldwin, N.Y. Diane talked to me about why she works for the church. To her, it boiled down to connecting with people. That’s what the church is about.
Show people how ministries are helping individuals in your church and how they’re helping someone in the community. If you can integrate photos of those who are being served, all the better.
The bleeding out effect is simply what happens when those who are hurting, lost, or wounded (bleeding) come to the church seeking a solution to stop their bleeding. Those individuals never receive what they are seeking from the church and they seep out of the church through our gaps.