So last Thursday we had Jake Dukes begin a free webinar series on disciple-making called: Transforming Your Church’s Discipleship Culture Part 1 explored “Why Discipleship has been Exiled from the Church.” Here are some highlights you missed if you weren’t a part of the workshop. 1) Many churches have misplaced their priorities 2)…

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No matter what profession someone is in, having great tools to help you do your job well is vital! Whether it’s a mechanic who needs to know what equipment to put in his or her shop, or a real estate agent who needs to learn best practices when it comes to helping a family find…

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I’ve seen it a thousand times. Literally. People who are recruited to volunteer at their church, only to leave their posts within a year, never to return to volunteering again. And what’s the #1 reason that kind of thing happens? Burnout. Plain and simple. But if burnout is the problem, what are the causes? There…

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If you were to be really honest, you might admit that being a pastor is one of the loneliest jobs on the planet. You are likely surrounded by people on a daily basis. People who look up to you or need you. In fact, I bet people in your congregation could be characterized as Bob…

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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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I don’t know about you, but I HATE playing games when there’s no clear scoreboard. I’ll take it one step further: I hate playing games when there’s not a prize for the winner! (Yes, even “bragging rights” are prize enough for me!). The other day, I took 6 kids to a nearby soccer field with…

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Let me start by asking you a simple question: Is there anything you can do at your church without the help and support of volunteers? I’d venture to say that if you really sat down and thought about it, your answer would probably be a resounding, “No!” That’s because volunteers are essential to the success…

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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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