Church Growth Blog

Is Your Children’s Ministry at Risk?

With Easter coming, we know churches are preparing for one of the biggest-attendance days of the entire year. There is so much to consider – from music to décor to parking! But one key element that simply can’t be overlooked is security.
We recently updated a ministry guide about child security, and below I’ve used the ministry guide to outline great information in a few key areas, along with best practices on security for children’s ministries.

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6 Ways to Increase Contributions to Your Ministry

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.

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

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.

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Getting Your New Year’s Wish: Better Planning

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.

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