Friday, May 1, 2015

Free Resource

Free resources: high resolution photos for your church / ministry!

The 4 C's

The 4 C's of building your dream team -
  1. Character, 
  2. Calling, 
  3. Competency & 
  4. Chemistry

Monday, May 26, 2014

Review of the book - PULL

The one particular thing I took note of is the idea of Facebook advertising.  That is something we have never tried before, but we will this spring.
Additionally, I really liked the idea of encouraging the congregation to use Facebook to invite friends & acquaintances.
That is free, which I especially like!
I’m also looking forward to seeing how the combination works—putting out paid ads while also encouraging our people to use it as a tool.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Jezebel Spirit...

Church planting is a tough calling. The last thing you need is drama and division. Here are a couple articles on the Jezebel Spirit which I believe
is rampant in western churches. It's important to recognize this spirit within our local assemblies... and get it out.

 Introduction to the Jezebel Spirit 

The Dormant Jezebel Spirit

The Nature of our Enemy

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Quotes to Ponder

Serving opens people’s hearts to God and therefore is part of worship. If people aren’t serving, they aren’t truly worshiping and growing in their faith.

All things are still "Possible" even after your mistakes...

"Discipline is the price we pay for long-term Change and Change is the price we pay for ALL progress.

Merely doing what is required will not take us to the next level


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Multi Site Considerations.....

I wanted to share an article from Ed Stetzer regarding multi-site church plants. It seems that ed had the same concerns as I do. After reading it, I surprisingly have a different view of them... if they are done intentionally and with the right heart motive. Here is the complete article:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

7 Tips to Re-energize Your Weak Team

7 Tips to Re-energize Your Weak Team

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

8 Steps to Grow Your Church

Here is a short but sweet article by Rick Warren. I have listed the bullet points. If you would like to read the entire article, please visit ARTICLE by Rick Warren

1) Decide you really, really want to grow – Believe it or not, the primary barrier to church growth is desire. Do you really want to grow? If the answer is yes, then you must commit to this goal and be willing to accept changes.

2) Your role as pastor must change – Once you decide you want to grow, you’ll need to analyze your role as pastor. You must be willing to change from minister to leader.

3) Mobilize members for ministry – Be willing to give up some leadership and entrust ministry to the people in the pews.

4) Begin having multiple services – If you’re not already doing so, I encourage you to seriously start planning for it. By offering people a choice of services, you’re effectively putting another hook in the water.

5) Multiply your staff – In order to grow past that 200 barrier, you must begin moving to multiple staff. You must begin to specialize the staff under your leadership.

6) Plan big days – The best way I know to break through barriers is to break a few all at one time. Plan a big day — an event — and your numbers go up. Yes, they go back down afterwards, but not as far as they were before the event. Keep doing this and you grow. Big holidays are an obvious time to concentrate on events — Easter, Christmas. Plan outreaches to the community.

7) Have multiple cells – Groups of 8-12 people. Cells become tools for caring for the body.

8) Expand your facility – Many churches build too small, too fast. What I’m saying is you need to plan for growth and project out what your needs will be.

May God bless you and anoint you as you begin to implement these changes