As a pastor, I always struggled with the best way to do announcements. Whatever we did, it never felt right. Over the years, I’ve noted what other churches have done – and I’d do announcements differently than I ever did back then. Here are some suggestions for doing announcements well.
All of our churches need young people, not only because they bring life and energy to the congregation, but also because they will be the future of the church. Here are ten “R’s” that churches reaching young adults are offering to this generation.
Based on what I’ve learned about church leaders via years of church consulting, here’s a pop quiz for pastors and other church leaders. Many, many leaders with whom I’ve worked could not answer these questions – questions I believe strong church leaders should be able to answer.
10 Traits of Pastors Who Have Healthy Long-Term Tenure
September 29, 2016
The median tenure of a pastor at a church is around four years. Simply stated, over one-half of pastors leave a church before their fourth anniversary. And our research shows that the time of greatest fruit in a pastor’s ministry does not begin until somewhere around years five to seven. Here are the ten traits of those pastors.
Most churches need to change at some level, but many leaders don’t know how to lead through change. In some cases, leaders who have tried to lead have been defeated when change doesn’t occur. Maybe these simple steps will help encourage leaders who face these situations
7 QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE IF YOUR PRAYER LIFE IS MORE RITUAL OR RELATIONSHIP
September 12, 2016
Prayer is seldom easy. I talk with a lot of folks about prayer, and I fear that many of them approach prayer as a ritual rather than as a relationship. Use these questions to consider which one more describes your prayer life today: