Preach Better with a Few Relational Boundaries Each week, the most important time for all of us who preach or teach for a living is our preparation time. If you don’t hear from God in the study, you’re not likely to be used by God in the pulpit. Satan knows this, so if he has anything to say […]
Are you the kind of person who likes to plan? If you are, you probably have your sermon series lined out for 2023, you know the date for next Easter, and you could tell me what’s coming at your church six months from now. You’re the kind of person who loves a good plan, and […]
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?
Did you know that a church campaign attracts your community, challenges your members, and boosts momentum in your church? And what I like best is that it’s not rocket science. You can pull off a successful campaign with a little effort and a lot of clarity about what to do. There are five key areas to nail when […]
Host a great guest speaker to attract newcomers to your church. Twice we have had Michael Franzese as a guest speaker. Michael is a former Mob Captain with the Colombo crime family who now travels the country sharing the story of how he came to Christ. Both times have been amazing weekends for us. Thanks to […]
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 […]
Do you know how to use Board and staff retreats to accelerate evaluation and growth? Doctors know that the best way to evaluate a patient is to look at his vital signs and to ask him questions. The vital signs quantify health; the questions clarify health. For pastors, there are eighteen numbers that will help you […]
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’ve led five tours and thought I’d share the […]