Road Trip!

By the time you see this post, my husband and I will be on the road heading northeast.  We’re moving to upstate New York from Oklahoma for his work.  Since we’ll be neck-deep in moving boxes and furniture arrangements, I’m taking this week and next week off.  Prayers for a low-hassle move with good weather […]

Road trip

Reset How You Manage Yourself This Year

If you didn’t get around to making New Year’s resolutions, click the link below for three simple resolutions to improve your health, time management, and leadership.  No extreme diets or complicated systems required (’cause who has time for that anyway?!).  Enjoy! 3 Powerful New Year’s Resolutions for Church Leadership

Reset How You Manage Yourself This Year

3 Tips to Spruce Up Your Virtual Front Door

Have you visited your church website lately? Probably not, right? You already know the service times, the topic of last week’s message, and the church statement of faith so why bother? Here’s why… According to a study by Gray Matter Research, up to 16% of those who’ve visited your website in the last year do […]

3 Tips to Spruce Up Your Virtual Front Door

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Volunteer Coordinators

The start of a new year is a great time to reflect and think about how we can make this year better than the last. Even if last year was incredible, there’s always something we can do to improve or at least maintain momentum. Churches need strong, committed volunteer teams to be healthy. We need […]

3 New Years Resolutions for Volunteer Coordinators

Top 5 Posts of 2015

As I’m considering my goals for 2016 and how best to serve the church, I’m taking a look back at the most popular posts from 2015.  Sometimes reflecting on what’s working provides great input on what to continue or improve upon.  Whether you’re seeing these for the first time or they’re already familiar to you, […]

Top 5 Posts of 2015

How To Recognize A Healthy Church

What makes a church healthy? When it comes to our physical health, we can pinpoint “healthy” vs. “unhealthy” fairly easily. Do we have the energy we need to accomplish our work each day? Are we experiencing any significant aches or pains? Are we running a fever or have high blood pressure? All of those are […]

how to recognize a healthy church

3 Easy Ways to Connect with Your Community

What kind of reputation does your church have within your community? Do people know where you’re located and what you believe? What would they say about the “vibe” they get from your church members (warm and forgiving or uptight and self-righteous)? Do local leaders (fire/police chief, mayor, director of a homeless shelter, etc) have the […]

3 easy ways to connect with community

Read a Book During Your Coffee Break

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We’ve all heard the saying that “Leaders are readers.” If you’re constantly pouring out what you know without taking in new material, your well of knowledge will eventually run dry. It’s not hard to convince people they should read more; the challenge is finding the time. The folks at Ministry Library have created a great […]

read a book during your coffee break

How to Improve Communication Between Departments

Whew, this last week was jam-packed here at Velocity!  I’m sure your church is in the midst of holiday planning, so you definitely know the feeling of looking back and wondering where the week went.  I wanted to get some actionable content out to you today, so I’m sending you to an article I wrote […]

How to improve communication between departments