Treating your guest speaker with ministry excellence

How do you approach the details of hosting a guest speaker at your church? Consider these tips.


The most important question to ask when planning a church event

Are you asking the right questions to plan effective and strategic church events?
February 09, 2017   Gerry Lewis

Tell, show, do, review

Throughout my history in the business world, I have always used “tell, show, do, review” as my method of training.
January 20, 2017   Fred Noble

Planning can make you a better writer (or whatever)

Sometimes, perspiration can breed inspiration, which is what happened when I realized I needed to do a better job of scheduling my time.
January 14, 2017   Ken Walker

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

This book directly ties leadership skills to the greatest commandment as explained by Jesus.
January 04, 2017   Jeff Klick

The primary principle to be an effective church leader

People are watching you. Church leaders can only show what they know.
December 20, 2016   Matthew Fretwell

I’ll be home for Christmas – welcoming students home for winter break

While emerging adults will be home for Christmas, don’t expect them to come pounding on your door to talk. So how does the local church make the most of the Holiday Season to reach college students?
December 15, 2016   Dr. Boyd

To team or not to team – that’s a good question

Teamwork comes with both positives and negatives. The next time you are asked to serve on a team you can be assured there will be various perspectives.
December 12, 2016   Paul Greasley

A leader's key to solving problems

How does your team handle obstacles? Do they look to you as the go-to person to solve problems?
December 05, 2016   Charles Stone

Accountability or accounting?

Ministry and non-profit settings have often been places of low accountability. Many believe that good intentions are all the accountability they need.
December 02, 2016   Mike Bonem

8 trends where churches are moving virtual

Many church leaders are realizing that and are getting others to do the work for them. Many are hiring virtual workers—those who are not physically present at the church facility.
November 04, 2016   Thom Rainer

How to develop a volunteer mobilization culture

It is a commonly assumed in the Church that something like 20 percent is doing 80 percent of the work. However, this is more than a gut feeling.
October 28, 2016   Jim Barber

Recognizing your limitations

We are called to train those in our wake and therefore we must seriously consider knowing our limitations.
October 23, 2016   Jeff Klick

4 cautions about the "gift" of criticism

I've been blessed with the spiritual gift of criticism. Ask anyone who knows me well and they can affirm this. The only problem is that it isn't a spiritual gift!
October 13, 2016   Mike Bonem

Leadership before, during, and after a storm—Hurricane Matthew

The adage is true that you are either getting ready for a storm, in the middle of a storm, or recovering from a storm.
October 12, 2016   Paul Greasley
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