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4 Ways to Support Those in Times of Transition

Rachel Ankers March 8, 2018

Every one of us experiences times of change.  Few people like and embrace change.  In fact, most of us, including church leaders, tend to run from change.  We feel safe in the status quo.  We feel comfortable in the way things are.  Times of change can be unsettling for our church members.  They might be… Continue Reading »

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Principles of Church Growth: Clarifying Vision and Mission

Jennifer Byrd March 2, 2018

Clarity is something people crave.  Few people are satisfied with ambiguity or fuzziness in different areas of life.  Take our eyesight for example.  We all want to see the world around us clearly.  Clear sight helps us to know where we are going, as well as helping us to avoid hazards or obstacles along the… Continue Reading »

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Principles of Church Growth: Creating Ownership

Jennifer Byrd February 27, 2018

Creating growth in the local church is not only the responsibility church leaders have.  While the leaders are often the ones to establish the vision and set goals for any desired growth, the members of the  congregation must buy in and actively participate in achieving the goals.  The personal investment of members is essential to… Continue Reading »

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#MeToo: 4 Ways Your Church Can Support those who are Hurting

Meredith Mahon Morris February 5, 2018

Every day, the media is full of new reports of men in leadership roles being accused of sexual misconduct and harassment. These are men in key positions in government, the media, sports, etc. No one seems exempt from the sudden accusation and spotlight. The #MeToo movement has brought a clandestine but paramount subject straight to… Continue Reading »

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3 Ways to Choose Connections Over Your Calendar

Jennifer Byrd January 15, 2018

January is a time for resolutions and reevaluating the way we spent our time, finances, and energy last year. Most of us take a hard look at our calendars and decide what we need to continue in 2018 and what needs to come off our calendar. Unfortunately, those face-to-face interactions we need are the first… Continue Reading »

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Becoming Globally Minded: Commit, Learn, and Do

Meredith Mahon Morris December 27, 2017

As church leaders, it is our duty and responsibility to lead our congregations in the ways in which God has called us.  Without a doubt, part of that call is an outward focus on the people of the world.  But how do we develop this kind of a missional, globally minded worldview in the minds… Continue Reading »

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Making Disciples 101: Understanding the Disciple-Making Process

Jennifer Byrd December 21, 2017

“Therefore, go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” –Matthew 28:19 The Great Commission.  Jesus’ ultimate instruction to his followers – those living 2,000 years ago, and those living today in the 21st century.  Go… Continue Reading »

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3 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

John Gilman December 7, 2017

People don’t expect to experience the blues during the holidays. Those precious days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to be spent celebrating family and the magic of Christmas, with cookie exchanges, shopping for the perfect present and decorating with all things green, red and sparkly. But the honest truth is many church leaders struggle… Continue Reading »

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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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Leadership that Empowers

Meredith Mahon Morris July 31, 2017

Leaders activate those around them. Leadership is a spiritual gift which shines brightest when it gives the spotlight to others. Leaders get people moving in the right direction and allow them to do what they were created to do. Though leaders are responsible for developing new leaders, there’s more to the job. Leaders make space… Continue Reading »

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