As we encounter the reality of economic effects in the coming year, we’re going to see more churches close their doors than we have in any other period of modern history.
While there will be a return to some version of normal, normal as we knew is likely gone, at least for a while. It’s hard to go back to normal when normal disappeared.
The extrovert is dying to resume interaction with fellow church members. He or she thrives on in-person gatherings and conversations. The strong introvert, however, has done well seeing few people and interacting with few people during the quarantine.
Does your church have a storage space or closet filled with the church’s old music and production equipment? Is there a treasure dying a slow death in that room behind the stage? Toby Walters from gearchurch.com offers advice. (more…)
Most of us have seen the articles, blog posts and videos this last week indicating the potential for a higher level of asymptomatic spread and aerosolization of COVID-19 through choral and congregational singing. The emotional responses from music and worship leaders run the gamut of fear and grief to outright…
Jon Nicol talks about strategies for leading creatives as he digs into typical areas where most creative worship leaders struggle.
Many churches are beginning to prepare to reopen for in-person services as their local authorities permit. With all the elements to manage, the idea of reopening can be exciting and overwhelming. As you consider how to safely welcome people back to church services, it’s important to have plans in place…
Getting your church fully online took a lot of work, but now there are 1,001 other decisions that you need to make. A helpful place to look for leadership advice is outside of your immediate circle. Oftentimes you can find unique and novel solutions simply by learning from what different…
PODCAST: As easy as it is to sometimes shrug and say that our resources are too limited or we don’t have enough time to do something, the truth is, it’s often times those limitations that are the catalyst for success.
Watch the video of your service and see what went well and what needs improvement. Keep working to be the most engaging and compelling you can be with the greatest story ever told.
VIDEO/PODCAST: As we settle into the new norm COVID-19 has created for us, it’s time to think about what happens when our churches reopen. How can we begin to start preparing for operations after such an unprecedented change in the way we preach, gather, and worship?
The biggest mistake most leaders will make is the emotional rush to get back into a facility, to see everyone again, to assemble their teams and get back to ‘normal’, they’ll re-embrace a model of ministry designed to reach a world that no longer exists.
Online giving is becoming a key tool for churches to sustain their efforts while the church building may be closed.
As government restrictions on public gatherings begin to lessen, we need to plan for what our corporate worship services will look like.
PODCAST: In Jay Kim’s bood “Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age” and during this conversation, he sheds light on how technology and the pursuit of relevance is damaging the church.