We know that outsiders and guests are more likely to show up at Easter than any other Sunday, right? In fact, we also know that our infrequent attenders are probably going to show up for Easter. We don’t have to hear all of their typical excuses for why they haven’t shown up in a while!…

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As I sit down to write this blog post, it’s July of 2017. Even as I type, my four-year old is watching a Youtube Kids video on how to make homemade popsicles while she uses me as her personal ottoman, couch, blanket, and jungle gym. That’s #DadLife, right? Just yesterday, my wife told me to…

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Startling statistic … Only 14% of churches exceed their annual budgets each year. That means that 86% of the churches out there are at break-even or BROKE. This is a problem for multiple reasons.   PROBLEM #1 – Most churches have more vision than funding. This is only normal, natural, and generally a good thing.…

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3 Reasons Systems are Important for Your Church Ben Crawshaw Have you evaluated your systems lately? Even churches (should) have systems. It’s how to remove the stress of ministry while growing a church. In fact, there is great benefit to systems that you will experience right away: 1.  You don’t have to start with a blank…

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Staff Member Development

Staff Member Meetings Made Easy by Ben Crawshaw One-on-ones can often create anxiety for both the supervisor and employee. Bosses wonder… What in the world are we going to talk about? Is there a way I can postpone this meeting? What can I do that would be helpful to this employee? Employees worry… Am I…

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Delegate

How to Delegate for Better Results by Ben Crawshaw There’s a difference between being a DO-er and getting things DONE. And sometimes that difference is in effective delegation. Now before you say something like, “Look Ben, I’m the only official paid staff member at my church,” lemme say … “Hold on, pastor… because the principles…

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How to Have a More Effective Presentation by Jeff Henderson For many years now, I’ve asked people this simple question: How many of you have ever endured a boring presentation? Every single time, the same response happens. People laugh. They look at the person next to them. Roll their eyes. And raise their hand. Every…

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The 3 Bad Habits Holding Your Staff Back from Maximum Effectiveness by Ben Crawshaw Do you have any habits? Maybe you always take the same route to work each day. Maybe you have a habit of waking up each morning at the exact same time. Or maybe it’s biting your fingernails. Maybe you drink way…

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