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.”… Read More »Should churches aim for Biblical content or cultural relevance?
“We’re a growing church, growing by leaps and bounds,” said Jay Knotts, Executive Pastor at True North. “As any church gets bigger, we always hear that you’ve got to get smaller at the same time.
What can you do to keep your church volunteers coming back? The key to keeping your volunteers is having a strong, structured program that supports your church volunteers.
When you think of change—implementing something new, shifting something existing or removing something old—what do you feel? Do you get excited? Are you hesitant or scared? Here are a few ways to make change more effective in your community.
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.
As a mentor I don’t want to frustrate a new leader by having them focus on things that are too advanced or even too simple. However, it’s important that I provide a Learning Pathway that makes sense and helps them progress in their ability to lead at the next level.
Here’s what I’ve seen: The distance between creating an idea to implementing said idea can be as wide as the Grand Canyon. Sometimes leadership gets so excited about an idea, they think, “why not take the new strategy or new event announced today, and implement it by this weekend?” Below, I’m going to address leaders directly – but first, I have a few ideas for staff in this position.
Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, part 3 | Self-Assessment: Ingraining Leadership Development in Your Culture
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… Read More »Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, part 3 | Self-Assessment: Ingraining Leadership Development in Your Culture
Between July and December of 2010, QR codes usage increased a whopping 1200%, and in June 2011 alone, 14 million people scanned QR codes on their phones. Smart devices such as a smart phone, iPod Touch, and iPad can read QR codes. The device must have scanning (camera) capabilities, internet access, and an app called a QR reader, available through app stores. Most QR reader apps are free for download. With so many people using smart phones, most technology experts predict QR code usage will continue to increase.