7 Stewardship Tips to Protect Your Church’s Reputation

7 Stewardship Tips to Protect Your

Aw, finances, everyone’s favorite topic, right? Whether money is tight or you have plenty of financial breathing room, you need to keep a close watch on your church’s finances. Members of your congregation are tithing to support the church’s work and trusting you to spend those donations wisely. To ensure excellent stewardship of church finances, […]

How to invest in your staff without blowing your budget

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If your team is anything like the ones I’ve seen with my clients, they’re dedicated to the vision of your church and work hard to see it succeed.  They’re willing to go the extra mile on a regular basis to reach people with the Gospel and make disciples.  I’m sure you’d love to invest in […]

How your daily actions instruct your team


From an early age, we start observing those around us and learning from their actions. We pick up a local accent, develop a worldview, and see how those we respect handle difficult situations. Your team is no different. They’re learning from your day-to-day behaviors and habits. So, what are they learning? Do they see that […]

How to “fire” a church volunteer


One question I frequently receive when talking about recruiting and retaining church volunteers is what to do about a volunteer who isn’t working out.  In other words, how do I “fire” a volunteer?  This is obviously a delicate situation and needs to be handled with great care. This individual is donating his time and efforts; […]

I’m excited to speak at the NACBA Green Country Chapter meeting.

Topic: How to Become a Trusted Advisor to Your Staff Date: May 15, 2014 Time: 11:45 to 1:15 pm Venue: First Christian Church Tulsa Location: 913 S. Boulder Avenue Tulsa, OK 74119 Cost: Lunch $7.00 Any organization, whether it’s a church or a corporation, needs a strong and healthy team to succeed in the long-term. […]

How to Crush Departmental Silos


  Have you ever been frustrated with another department at your church? Wondered why they just don’t “get it”? Ever considered that they might be feeling the same way about you? The phrase “departmental silos” refers to the lack of communication and understanding between departments that leads to inefficiencies, duplicate work, and a decline in […]

Warning: Your Schedule May Be Sabotaging Your Priorities


  In my last post, I asked four key questions to get you thinking about whether your stated goals and your real-life activities line up. Here’s what I’ve been mulling over lately and why I’m asking these questions:  Our time is our most precious resource.  We can’t get a single hour back once it’s gone, […]

4 Questions to Reveal Your True Priorities


  I’d like to stir up a few thoughts today by asking four questions… If I could look at your calendar and to-do list, what story would that tell me about your life? Who gets top priority when you’re scheduling your week? What projects or departments do you invest the most effort into? If I […]

5 Ways to Get Your Schedule Under Control

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I had lofty plans for the Christmas break.  Lots of writing, planning, and getting ahead of schedule.  Yeah, that didn’t happen.  Instead, I rested – a lot. I’ve been running with a very full schedule of self-imposed deadlines for the past month and it caught up with me.  I knew going into it that I […]