Many church leaders are simply exhausted as they continue to navigate a COVID-influenced world. Most of them, though, have “10-minute” segments throughout the day when they have little planned. If you don’t have those times, It is encouraged to build at least two into your day—and use them to be…
Fall is officially here! Along with the cooler temps and changing leaves comes a great time of year to plan impactful outreach opportunities at your church.
Thankfully, visitors don’t need to wait until Sunday to check out your church or begin preparing for their first encounter with you. With a brief but thorough plan-your-visit video, they can scope out your church’s vibe and best prepare themselves and their family for worship with you.
Choose songs that can become or already are a part of the church’s regular sung repertoire. This will further help children participate in your community’s worship and feel that they belong.
There are new online design tools and helpful technology coming out all the time. It can be difficult to navigate — not only creating the designs and creative content for your church — but also finding the tools that can make your process quicker.
We all know as local churches and ministries, we need dedicated volunteers. But how do we go about meeting them, training them, plugging them in, and ultimately allowing them to thrive in their unique gifts that will benefit those in our congregations and communities?
In its simplest definition, “bi-vocational” means a pastor or church staff member does not depend on the church as his or her primary source of income. These persons have another line of work that provides their primary income and benefits. In many cases, the pastor or staff member puts together…
We who lead worship services often have no idea what our church members are facing behind closed doors. They bring baggage with them, and that baggage hinders their worship.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the gear and the cool factor that the actual worship lighting experience–and the meaning behind it–can take a back seat. Here’s how to keep your church’s lighting focused on what really matters.
The skills needed to pastor an online church are different than those in typical pastoring in the 21st century. For one thing, it’s more about PASTORING and less about ONLINE.
The world has changed, and leaders who try to go back to the way it was will increasingly find themselves trying to reach a world that no longer exists.
Every weekend is somebody’s first weekend. And chances are better than average that you’re going to have a few outsiders trying to get inside this Sunday. How will they view their experience?
If envy is the first emotion you experience when encountering other ministry leaders…you should stop attending ministry conferences.
PODCAST: Matt Hogg joins Blessing Mpofu and Chris Wilson and talks on church digital and social media. Matt is a vicar (pastor) in London, and talks about his initial apprehension to digital and social media and how it changed.
We are living into a new era of church leadership, ministry, and development. As a community builder for church leaders, Zac Workun relies on carefully curated tech tools to help manage daily communications and connect deeply with new faces and long-term members.