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How to Plan and Lead a Bible Study for Business Leaders in Your Church

Most churches are missing an incredible opportunity to disciple the most influential leaders in their church. I’m not talking about the church staff or the team leaders. I’m talking about your community’s business leaders. Business leaders, more specifically business owners and top executives at larger...

What to Do When a Parent Complains About a Children’s Ministry Volunteer

Have you ever been in a situation where a great volunteer makes a bad decision? Those can be some of the toughest times as a leader. There are many ways to handle it and, depending on the context, the outcome could be very different. I want to look at various ways you can handle a…

The Key To Gospel-Centered Ministry In Your Church

There has been a lot of debate about what it really means to be gospel-centered. Some pastors whom I greatly respect, have taken this term too far. So what does it really mean to be gospel-centered? I define gospel-centered ministry as a ministry that is focused on Jesus and partnering with him in his mission…

5 Questions New Church Members Want You To Answer

At the core of a church’s assimilation process is a class or meeting for new church members. This class not only serves as an important part of getting people connected, it’s also the on-ramp to discipleship in your church.  Every person that comes into your new members class is going to have a few questions…

The Keys To Creating A Scalable Church Assimilation or Growth Track Process

The goal of every church is to help people grow as disciples of Christ. Our methods and even our theology may differ, but at the end of the day we simply want to help people know Christ and experience life in community. In order to do this well, every church must have a church assimilation…

6 Important Realities About Pastoring A Small Church

Pastoring at any size church is no easy task. Most pastors work well over the typical 40 hour work week while dealing with situations that are emotionally, spiritually, and physically taxing. Before I get any further into this article, I want to thank you for doing what you do and serving Christ’s church. Many times…

8 Poor Excuses Pastors Use for Not Resting Properly

Every pastor I’ve known has been bad at resting at some point in their ministry. It’s understandable. Most people tend to pour everything they have into what they’re passionate about. Add to that passion the burden for souls to be saved and Christians to be discipled and you have a recipe for serious overwork. You…

Everything New In ServeHQ: July 2019 Edition

We’re working hard to bring you incredibly useful software that makes ministry more calm and more fun. While TrainedUp has helped thousands find that calmness through online training, we launched HuddleUp to calm down your team communication…and make it a little fun, too. Since launching HuddleUp last month, we’ve loved getting to watch pastors bring…

6 Things To Do To Have A Great Fall Ministry Season

Fall is always a busy time for ministry leaders. New programs have been kicked off. Christmas planning is in full swing. Not only are new things happening at your church, but your members are extra busy with a new school year bringing a slew of new activities. Before you know it Thanksgiving will be here…

How To Roll Out A New Program At Your Church

After working with thousands of ministry leaders over the last few years, I’ve come to realize that it is not uncommon for leaders to struggle with rolling out new things to their teams. I know that has certainly been the case for me in the past as well. It is easy for us as leaders…