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Why Most Mission Statements Fail In Smaller Churches
In a smaller church, instead of uniting people, a mission statement can feel controlling and manipulative.
In a smaller church, instead of uniting people, a mission statement can feel controlling and manipulative. Big churches need bold mission statements. Small churches? Not so much.
Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
the town. Jesus rebukes this suggestion. Instead of vengeance, he continues forward in his mission and journeys to another village. With each rejection
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
The mission of God and the community of God are only complete when we have men and women working alongside each other with the gifts God has given them!
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
While the leaders of a religious institution may have a thoroughly noble mission and a beautiful vision of how they want to fulfill that mission, if they do not have the resources to sustain
If Our Church Was Bigger, We Could…
There’s not a single command to the church that cannot be accomplished by two or three people who love Jesus, each other, and the community they’re called to reach.
If we think we need more stuff before we can do great ministry, we'll stay stuck. Not just in size, but in mission. Not just in size, but in mission. It's About the Mission.
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
life, I see now the threads God was drawing together—moving me from a longtime pew sitter to small-group attender, then into small-group leadership, and then into mission trips and
Beat Imposter Syndrome
How to stand firm in who God says you are when you feel like a phony
to acknowledge its effects. As people created to join God in his mission to the world, we must confront the Imposter Syndrome at its core. We all have
We Need a Cascade Effect in the Church
What might happen if more women were leading in the church?
One article from Mission:Wolf notes,. Since wild wolves have returned to Yellowstone, the elk and deer are stronger, the aspens and willows are healthier and the grasses taller.
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
Make Criticism Your Friend. Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God's mission. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print
Are Your Church IT Policies Too Restrictive?
Promote collaboration across church staff with these key reminders.
It's important to remember you have a common goal of wanting to see the mission of your church succeed. Keep the customer in mind. Think of church staff members as customers.
6 Ways to Lead Your Church Well in 2018
How to raise up new leaders, cast vision, and plan for the new year.
They don't have to be related to attendance or revenue, but they should be measurable in some way and should be clearly connected to the vision or mission of the church or ministry.
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
These stories helped me see that starting over is normal for any leader on a mission. True Success. Then God challenged me: “What exactly is your legacy?
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Stephanie O'Brien, pastor of Mill City Church, said, “Our mission field is our neighborhood.” For her congregation, this means meeting at a middle school in the heart of Minneapolis.