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Monthly Archives: January 2012


6 Ways to Increase Contributions to Your Ministry

Meredith Mahon Morris January 24, 2012

How do you talk about money in your church community? Do you only mention it when you suddenly realize that your annual operating budget is short for the next fiscal year? Or when a big storm makes the need for a capital campaign too strong to ignore? If you only talk about money in your times of need, you are missing a prime opportunity to share with your members the results of their giving.


Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, Part 6| When Leadership Development Dollars are Tight

Meredith Mahon Morris January 17, 2012

In the face of this tough economy I find that many churches are cutting their development dollars. As they take a magnifying glass and a scalpel to their budget it’s the conferences fees, travel expenses and book allowance that are among the first being cut. I understand, things are tight, but just because you cut your development budget doesn’t mean you need to cut leadership development.


How to: Make New Year’s Goals That Stick, Not Fizzle

Meredith Mahon Morris January 16, 2012

To be a successful cat herder – or, I mean, to be a successful ministry team staff member, is to be strategic with your time and where you focus your energies. One of the best ways to do that is to make a list of goals for the year. Have you made a list of goals you want to achieve in the office this year? I encourage you to do so.

You may be asking, “where do I start, how do I make a list of goals?” A good way to start is by examining what are some of the ministry goals and plans for this year.


Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, part 4 | Five Non-Negotiables

Meredith Mahon Morris January 3, 2012

We respect the real thought leaders in ministry who are doing ministry day in and day out. Because of that, we’re bringing 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 all growing… Continue Reading »

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