Planning your next event involves lots of decisions and details. It’s tempting to dive right in and start designing graphics, setting the date/time, and much more. However, before you spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars and hold way more meetings than you’d prefer, there are several key decisions you’ll need to make. These decisions will […]
You’ve got a big event coming up. It involves multiple ministry departments, the whole church is invited, and you’re the staff member charged with organizing this whole effort. You know this will require lots of coordination and communication. You might use email, Slack, RocoCPM, or another planning tool but you’ll still need a few event […]
If you have just enough volunteers to get by today, what will happen when your church experiences a growth spurt? Now is the time to start laying the groundwork for a strong volunteer team. You might be thinking, “We don’t have enough people staying committed to serve now. How are we supposed to plan for […]
You need volunteers. You need them in the nursery, greeting at entrances, checking in children, making coffee, running sound, and much more. So, you try several approaches to get more people to serve. You ask people individually “Hey, I know you’d be a great fit on our greeting team. Would you like to try it […]
It’s one thing to hear about a church’s programs or ministry efforts. It’s quite another to hear from someone whose life was directly and permanently changed as a result of that ministry. I’d like to introduce you to someone who is a prime example of an individual impacted by a church’s small group ministry. One […]
Whether your title includes pastor, worship leader, church business administrator, or another role on church staff, you’ll often receive requests for your time. Provide counseling Attend graduations, weddings, and other significant events Officiate weddings Talk with someone’s son or daughter Add a new ministry program or event You receive the request and feel torn. There’s […]
What events are coming up at your church in the next few months? Back-to-School kickoff, Small Group launch, Thanksgiving Outreach, Christmas plays, and more? Are you ready for those events or are you feeling a bit stressed at the moment? The first step for any plans you may develop, whether it’s the strategic vision for […]
If you coordinate anything for your church… Sunday services Small group signups Community outreaches Baby dedications …you’ve felt the strain of trying to manage all the details, tasks, and communication required when planning these events. Spreadsheets, to-do lists, and emails fly around the office in an attempt to keep everyone on the same page (virtually, […]
You (and your team) could use a break
Even God took a day off to rest, so why do we feel like we can’t take a break?
If your team is constantly rushing to the next event, sermon series, or program launch, you’re going to wear them out. A good work ethic is admirable, but you won’t last for the long haul if you try to maintain a frantic pace.
My husband and I recently returned from our summer vacation. We visited family and then went to a beachside resort. We came home with decent tans, a few souvenirs, and lots of fun memories. If you haven’t taken a vacation yet this summer, I highly recommend it. Whether you go out of town or not, […]