About a year ago, taking the advice of a friend, I began to develop a way for our church to stay in front of first time guests consistently for 30 days. We needed to do something that was cost effective and automatic. So we set up a series of email sequences to automatically email first time guests for 25 days after their first visit to our church. Continue reading
Collectively, I’ve been preparing and preaching messages for about 17 years. That’s a long time. Even though I have been preaching for almost two decades, I realize I still have a lot that I can learn. But I have picked up on a few things that have really helped me find my own voice and these 3 things can help you as well. Continue reading
Louie Giglio has been one of my favorite pastors/teachers to listen to for the last 10 years, all the way back to early Passion days and 722. I love how he does such a great job of imagery in his messages and paints some of the best mental pictures for the listener. So when he talks about his preaching methodology, I listen up. Continue reading
This last week, I took a little extra time to personally write and thank every family/and/or person in our church that is a consistent giver. I did this for two reasons:
1. I am honestly thankful that people to give to what God has called us to do as a church
2. I want our givers to know that Continue reading
Here’s something you may find useful.
Every six weeks, I fill out a chart that I refer to often called the 6×6. It’s the 6 most important tasks I need to focus on for the next 6 weeks. With that in mind, I created a similar chart called the 6×6 communication chart. Continue reading
To be fair, there are a lot more reasons you should NOT plant a church than reasons you SHOULD plant a church. In fact, I can think of a lot of good reasons to plant a church, but none of them are primary. Reasons, like wanting to make a difference and impact in a community or because you have influence in a particular community etc. But none of those are PRIMARY. Continue reading
Many pastors, although well intentioned, will plant churches for the wrong reasons. Here are six of the most dangerous & damaging reasons:
1. Because you want to be your own boss
- I have never met a leader that was a good leader, that didn’t start out as a great follower first. Continue reading
Over the last several years, our church has been proud to partner with The Rocket Company. I have personally used, and our church uses many of things that The Rocket Company produces as far as resources and coaching. And we’ve yet to be disappointed. Continue reading
My friends at The Rocket Company recently opened up registration for FUND YOUR CHURCH NOW – a free, online conference to help you fund the vision God has for your church.
Here are five reasons you should sign up for this event. Continue reading