Posts by Kevin Fontenot

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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6 Reasons Why Ministry Leaders Fail To Communicate Effectively

Let’s face it, most ministry leaders are terrible at communicating with volunteers, parents, and students. We may be great at preaching, teaching, and coming up with compelling ways to share the gospel, but most of us are lousy communicators when not on a platform. I’m talking to myself here, too. What I’ve come to learn…

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How I Discerned The Call To Plant A New Church

I always knew that I would plant a church. It was not a matter of if, it was a matter of when. Everytime I thought about it, I figured it would probably be ten years away. All that began to change at the end of 2018. Earlier in the year, I felt the Lord leading…

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4 Things To Do Before A High Attendance Sunday At Church

There are a few days a year that cause immense stress and incredible joy for pastors. Those days are the big holidays that coincide with the largest attendance days of the year: Easter, Christmas, and Mother’s Day. Each of these days can bring incredible highs and incredible lows for pastors. Today we’re going to give…

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