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Freedom in the Church: the Secret to More Focus

John Gilman July 4, 2016

When churches are small, they’re happy when anyone comes in the door. They plug people into positions of need even if “the fit” isn’t exactly right. They try to make everyone happy and keep them coming back. Because people come from so many different places with so many different ideas, the leader controls things by… Continue Reading »


Creating Community at Every Age in Your Church

John Gilman March 3, 2016

Everyone wants to feel like they belong. As Simon Sinek said, “The most basic human desire is to feel like you belong. Fitting in is important.” You see this in the way we, as humans, seek out companionship and camaraderie through organizations, such as, sports teams, civic clubs, fraternities/sororities and clubs for every kind of… Continue Reading »


The Dos and Don’ts of Church First Impressions

John Gilman February 16, 2016

A recent Harvard Study says that we make two snap judgements every time we meet someone. Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person? If we can’t answer, “yes” to both questions, we move on and look for other relationships. When people walk in your church they’re making decisions about you that will… Continue Reading »


Overcoming the Legitimate Church Barriers vs. the Bad Excuses

John Gilman February 15, 2016

Excuses, excuses. We’ve all heard them. They all stink. Church leaders are not strangers to excuses. Like a teacher staring at a student who just claimed, with a strait face, that the dog ate the homework; church leaders are often left looking at members wondering to themselves, “do you really expect me to buy that?”… Continue Reading »


Make a Lasting Impression with Your Welcome Team

Jennifer Byrd February 8, 2016

Another football season is behind us, leaving fans in agony and non-fans relieved that life can return to normal. Even though the season’s over, it wouldn’t be responsible to let a season go by without extrapolating a good football analogy and apply it to ministry. Here goes. Most football fans gravitate toward the marquee positions:… Continue Reading »


11 Steps To Connect Your Volunteers To Your Vision

Meredith Mahon Morris February 3, 2016

We just bought a house in a neighborhood with an HOA and we recently attended our first HOA meeting. About half of the people there had been in the neighborhood since it was built. They raised their kids here and may soon be looking to downsize. The rest of us purchased our homes within the… Continue Reading »


Four Ways To Make Members Feel Welcome

Meredith Mahon Morris February 1, 2016

This is the scenario. A young couple that fell away from involvement in the church has their first kid. They think, “We should start going to church, at least for the sake of the children.” A couple years go by and their second little blessing joins the family. After getting over the initial shock of… Continue Reading »


The Fellowship of the Believers

John Gilman January 28, 2016

First of all, I must admit I am not a theologian. Seriously, if it weren’t for spell check I would have misspelled the word theologian. However, for the past 30 years I have read my bible on a consistent basis and recently I have revisited the book of Acts. Often churches encourage members to “be… Continue Reading »

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