Christmas visitors are not like normal visitors. Every year a significant percentage of them will leave your Christmas services with good feelings, but no thoughts of returning soon. They came because it was the thing to do. They don’t expect to be back until Easter. How can you change those expectations so they’ll return sooner?
Would you like to preach just a bit better this weekend? And even better the next weekend? What if you had the tips, ideas, insight, coaching and feedback to become a world-class preacher? That would be cool, right? Without turning your back on what you learned in your preaching class in seminary and from the master preachers in the […]
You can Lead a Tour to Israel Have you ever thought about leading a tour from your church to the Holy Lands? But you didn’t pursue it because you didn’t know how to make it happen? It’s another pastor-skill that you just don’t learn in seminary. I’m wrapping up my third tour this week and thought […]
Your church can be used by God to lead people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It doesn’t happen by accident, though. All of heaven is cheering for the evangelistic fervor and effectiveness of your church, but your actions make a difference. After twenty-five years of experience I can say that reaching people for […]
One of my favorite places on earth is the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. The last time we were in Jerusalem our guide took us to the part of the Wailing Wall that is underground and to the left of the well-known Western Wall Plaza. We stood at Warren’s Gate, a couple stories down, directly in […]
Would you like to have a vision for your church that brings meaning, momentum, fruit, and growth? It’s possible – and likely – for you to see the fruit that comes when your church is united behind a compelling vision. You may wonder what vision is, how to get it, and what to do with […]
Here’s a quiz. What do you do when you have a new believer in your church? Check all that apply: Do a happy dance with your spouse and kids. Send out random happy face emojis. You are happy, after all. Slip into your auditorium and onto your knees to thank Jesus for trusting your church […]
If you’re in the Kingdom, you’re in a battle. That battle can be initiated by people or circumstances. It can attack your reputation, your finances, your health, or your family. But because of your position in the Kingdom, there’s always a tie to the spiritual world. Paul says, “Our struggle is not against flesh and […]