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3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy
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While it might not be easy to move your church building to a new location, you can work on your website and social media accounts, host or attend community events, and equip your
Church Renovation Blind Spots
Why we sometimes miss obvious problems with our facilities.
Given the location of our church, there were basic community standards that people expect to be met. In our community, there should be no molds on any nursery walls.
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
But, for the vast majority of families, youth activities provide a thriving community (albeit, often an expensive one). Extend your faith community beyond buildings and programs.
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
broken homes. On summer camping trips and youth retreats, Mark taught me about the beauty of a community that functioned as a surrogate family. He
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
Random acts of kindness are wonderful, but I envisioned our church becoming an indispensable partner in the community through compassion and gospel proclamation.
How to Make Finding a Mentor Less Awkward
Three shifts in the way I thought about mentoring freed me.
What if, instead of thinking of a mentor relationship as an exclusive partnership to secure our desired life and career benefits, we sought to be part of a nurturing community in which we
Preparing to Leave a Church You Love
Even when you know it’s time to move on, you’ll likely face mixed emotions.
I'm concerned they will never experience what being a part of the church truly looks like. They will not taste the sweetness of authentic community or know the grace of lives knit together.
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
Your wise executive leadership, Christ-centered preaching, courageous pursuit of justice, and loving pastoral care have built our church community.
How to Start the Salary Negotiation Process
Tips for approaching conversations about compensation.
Then look at your assets: your degree and experience. Then you can go in thinking, This is what I should be earning in that community. Any other advice?
How to Ask a Man to Mentor You
In light of #MeToo, some men are more reluctant than ever to mentor a woman.
If you recognize in your church, denomination, or community a man who is good leader, or simply good at a certain skill, there are ways for you to approach him so that he will be more
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Churches are popping up in schools, community centers, and warehouses. Similarly, Life Church uses low-level and colored lighting to make their community center more intimate.
Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community
Your church has the world's greatest treasure. Don’t hide it behind layers of misdirection and insider lingo, daring people to find it.
Church & CultureMay 25, 2017. Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community Your church has the world's greatest treasure. Don't hide
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
the most significant distinguishing mark of US Christianity is the pervasive individualism that saturates the culture and the church, which differs from the community centered values in
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.
Nothing had prepared me for some of the serious struggles the youth in our community were facing. Myth 1: “The odds of a disaster impacting my church or community are slim.”.
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
gospel message. Cordova states that we too need to earn the right to be heard by serving our community before we expect them to come to us. Cordova
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
I knew I needed to develop a better support community for myself as a female leader, but I wasn't sure how to do it. The Challenges of Finding Community.