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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...

Your Last Minute Checklist for a Great VBS This Summer

Vacation Bible School is coming. (As I wrote this post, I prayed for you. I prayed that God would give your ministry fruit from this massive labor of love and give you peace in the midst of anxiety and long task lists.) In my experience, the weeks before VBS each year are hectic and stressful.…

The One Thing Most Church Staffs Are Missing

The phrase “one another” is used 100 times in the New Testament. You may have heard or preached a sermon on the “one anothers” of the Bible. You may even fully understand that the “one anothers” apply to the whole body of the church. Good! But I want to challenge you to apply the “one…

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…

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…

13 Ideas for Connecting with the Parents in Your Children’s or Youth Ministry

You’re a children’s or youth pastor, but half your ministry is to the parents of those kiddos. You’re that unique type of ministry leader that has to be good at communicating and relating to kids of multiple ages and, at the same time, also be able to connect with parents in a meaningful way. It’s…

20 Painful Reasons People Stop Volunteering in Your Ministry

I’ve never spoken to a ministry leader who didn’t want to do an amazing job. Everyone I’ve ever met that works in a church is motivated by a desire to serve Jesus and His church. And that’s especially true of those who lead volunteer teams in what is largely a thankless job filled with stress,…

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…

Ministry Commmunication is Broken: Here’s How We’re Going to Fix It

One of my all-time favorite sketches on Saturday Night Live is with Kenan Thompson from 2008. In the sketch, he’s an analyst talking about the financial crisis that happened that year. via GIPHY The news anchor asks him how he’d solve the crisis. His response was, “Identify the problem, fix it. Identify another problem, fix…

3 Massive, Unnecessary Risks Ministry Leaders Take That Could End Your Ministry

Ministry is not like other jobs. In other jobs, you can mess up and still keep your job. A doctor doesn’t get fired because he had an affair. A baker doesn’t have to close up shop because she didn’t background check an employee. An electrician can be a drunk and still keep his job (but…