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Make Your Voice Heard at the Table
3 ways to help get your ideas across when you’re working with men
Here are some of the ways I have learned to do this over time: Planning Helps. So I make sure I take time to prepare for meetings, planning ahead the things I want to get across.
Planning a Pastor’s Retirement
Learn key strategies and find out your options.
Planning a Pastor's Retirement. Join our free webinar and learn key strategies. For pastors planning to use Social Security for retirement, that option isn't looking promising, either.
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
Suddenly, at the age of 36, without a lot of planning or fanfare, I found myself in full-time ministry for the first time and completely unaware of the differences between business and
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings
Put the ministry back in your administration.
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings. Learn More. Every February my church leadership team begins the process of planning the next year's budget.
Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
Finish the leadership team agenda. Start Bible study outline. Counseling appointment at 11 am Strategic planning meeting at 2 pm Finalize next semester's small-group curriculum.
Feed the Flock
A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people.
It takes a lot of planning to successfully grow a food ministry. Experts suggest hiring a professional kitchen planner—one who has expertise in planning layouts for church kitchens.
The Extra Job in My Head
How to take a mental break when your mind is filled with reminders of your to-do list
He takes care of our taxes, the insurance, and booking flights for our vacations. If I didn't do the grocery shopping, sheet changing, or social planning, he'd pick up the slack.
To Change the World, Go Small
Don’t get sucked into the perpetual cycle of big-picture planning.
To Change the World, Go Small. Don't get sucked into the perpetual cycle of big-picture planning. Then more. And more. Plenty of planning. But no progress. Why does this happen?
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
immediately following. This event is always wildly popular. Events like this, however, often require months of planning and work. Halloween is a gift. If
12 Simple Steps for More Effective Small Church Planning Meetings
Since planning meetings are harder to do in a small church, it’s even more important to make them matter.
Since planning meetings are harder to do in a small church, it's even more important to make them matter. That's what I call a win-win. Planning Is Different In the Small Church.
Bring Your Full Self to the Table
When we allow God to use our full identity, amazing ministry can follow.
She remembers her mother carefully planning out meals, so that the non-American smells of Korean soups and kimchee wouldn't conflict with guest check-ins or busy travel seasons.
Ministry as a Young Mom
3 ways to minister well as you adjust to a new normal
at home, I often get distracted by ministry needs—like trying to figure out how to get books to a small-group leader who couldn't pick them up at the church, or mentally planning out our
A Leadership Reminder: Your To-Do List Is Not A Plan
To-do lists can keep us on track, but they never create a new track. Only an intentional plan does that.
to accomplish? If there's nothing new on the horizon, you're not planning anything, you're just doing events, projects and programs. Certainly, events
The 3-2-1 System for Better Annual Small Church Planning
Annual planning is harder in a small church, but that doesn't mean it's not possible. Or important.
Annual planning is harder in a small church, but that doesn't mean it's not possible. Or important. Church Leadership Church). Start With Intermediate Planning. Most
Facing My Inner Control Freak
An unexpected encounter with the Holy Spirit changed everything.
Every year she poured her heart and soul into planning this weekend, a time set apart for women to study God's Word, hear the Holy Spirit, and get away from the demands of life.
10 Essentials for a Successful Outdoor Event
Don’t let weather, logistics, or Egyptian plagues keep you from taking your service outside.
Learn More. You are planning an outdoor service or event for your church. It sounds so quaint. So rustic-nouveau. So ... Outdoor events take more planning than indoor services.
5 Reasons Annual Planning Is Harder In a Small Church
Most small church pastors want to be better planners. But where are the resources for how to plan better in a small church context?
Small Church MinistryJanuary 01, 2016. 5 Reasons Annual Planning Is Harder In a Small Church But long-term planning is harder to do in a small church.
Tips for Christmas Event Safety
Beautiful decorations can be hazards if you’re not careful.
These accidents can be prevented. The key is planning. Involve safety experts or members of your safety and security team in your seasonal planning.