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11 Ways to Love Your Leader
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month.
0; tweet; email; print. Some days I suspect the speed of change is surpassing the speed of sound. The explosion of change in technology, communication, and the world booms all around
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
can also engage your congregation through intentional surveys, geared towards providing your church leadership with information required for communication, resistance management
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
The hazards of church jargon. God's grace is available to any and all who desire it. According to Jesus, the kingdom is like a banquet catered to outsiders who don't think they belong.
6 Dos and Don’ts for Welcoming Church Guests
Visitor connection should be organic, not contrived.
2. Don't ask guests to draw attention to themselves. Asking guests to remain seated while everyone else stands provides a strange point of view for those seated—to put it mildly.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
My relationships with churches begin in a variety of ways. Sometimes a partnership is born when one of my clients refers someone from a different church to meet with me.
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation
The biggest threat facing churches isn’t a disaster event—it’s how we think about disasters.
found that when time is running out, churches can still play a vital role in helping their congregations and communities prepare, like utilizing crisis communication strategies, echoing
Communicate to Both Women and Men
Should we change our delivery so we’ll be heard?
In her landmark book, You Just Don't Understand, linguist and researcher Deborah Tannen, noted that women tend to use communication to connect and emphasize common ground
The 8 Best Ways to Spread Information to Your Congregation
Use these different tools—both print and online—to effectively communicate to everyone in your church.
There are more options for communication today than ever before. People also have different preferred methods of communication, so reaching each person can be difficult.
How to Lead Dominating Male Leaders
Three things I’ve learned as I’ve led dominant men
Studies have shown that women use an abundance of non-verbal communication such as making eye contact, gesturing, and using animated facial expressions.
Tips for Christmas Event Safety
Beautiful decorations can be hazards if you’re not careful.
planning. Awareness, Training, and Communication. Ultimately, the best defense against accidents and injuries is awareness, training, and communication.
10 Communication Tools for Leaders
Good communication lets those you lead know you value them.
But only if you agree to follow the next communication tip. 7. Be concise. Do you feel comfortable with this decision? Good communication requires more than what is on this list.
16 Tips for Writing Charitable Contribution Statements
The “how” of sending contribution statements can make all the difference.
The contribution statement might be one of the most underutilized communication and giving mechanisms within churches today. The primary function is communication.
A Tax Reminder for Church Bulletins
Before the end of the year, send this message to your congregation.
written acknowledgment of their contributions from the church. This communication should be in writing. To illustrate, the following statement could be
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Erin Lane, author of Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe, writes of her generation: “Belonging is a lost art. It's not simply that we've chosen not to belong.