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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...

8 Questions That Pastors Need To Answer Before The End Of 2018

There is always a big push at the beginning of the year to set goals in hope that we will end the new year better than we began it. I am a big believer in setting goals and working as hard as possible to hit those goals throughout the year. Unfortunately, it seems that while…

Church Mission Statements: 13 Diverse Examples and How to Write Your Own

Mission and vision are not the same. Mission is why you exist. Vision is where you’re going. Getting the two mixed up will lead to confusion for your decision-making and your people. Your vision should compel people to join and participate. The vision should paint a picture of the future you want to create. And…

How to Develop and Sustain a Volunteer Culture

This post is a contribution from Dale Sellers, the Executive Director of 95Network. Read more about him here. As I’ve worked with churches over the years, one topic that leaders consistently struggle with is the development of a strong volunteer culture. Churches depend on volunteers. But it often feels like there’s never enough to go…

TrainedUp Releases Free Security Training Videos For Churches

Jacksonville, FL – November 1, 2018 — TrainedUp, the leading church volunteer training platform, today announced that they have released 27 security training videos, free of charge, to help churches and places of worship prepare for tragedies including active shooter situations. After yet another tragic shooting that occurred in a place of worship over the…

Senior Citizen Hospitalized After Church Greeter Lets Door Hit Her

Destin, FL — A senior citizen at First Methodist Church got the surprise of her life last Sunday morning. The woman, who had attended the church for forty-seven years, took an unexpected trip to the hospital after a new greeter let the door hit her on her way into the sanctuary. Martha Dobbins is in…

Cafe Worker Burns Down Church In Slow Cooker Debacle

Los Angeles, CA — The historic Thirty-First Baptist Church burned down on Sunday afternoon after a cafe volunteer inadvertently turned a slow cooker into a highly pressurized death machine. No one was hurt in the fire, but sources say that this is not the first incident related to a volunteer worker mishap. As some members…

Starting a Special Needs Ministry for Children in Your Church: Planning for it and Training Your People

While I can definitely relate to wanting to run out of kid’s classrooms at times, Judah’s particular situation was different. He dealt with Sensory Processing Disorder and select developmental delays, which is a complex way of saying that he was still working on his communication skills and had a hard time with things that overwhelmed…

3 Big Lessons that Pastors Should Learn from Casey Neistat About Influence

Casey had been on YouTube long before I found him. In fact, I think I found him right after he hit 5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He now has over 10,000,000 subscribers (and likely thousands more by the time you read this). With that many followers, you could say that Casey has some…

3 Key Takeaways From My First Time Guest Experience At A Local Church

I’ve been involved in ministry since I was in high school and have always served in some capacity in my local church. It’s a rare occurrence for me to truly be able to experience church as a first-time guest. This weekend was different. In addition to attending our home church, my wife and I decided…