It’s been an incredible year here on this blog. I’m so thankful for each one of you that reads on a regular basis, comments, emails and for those of you that just happen to stumble here while searching out a resource.
As 2014 winds down, I’m winding down the blog for the year, taking time off writing and will be going dark here unitl 2015.
If you wish, catch me on Twitter @bobbywilliams. Have a Merry Christmas and we’ll see you all in 2015!
My friend Casey from The Rocket Company recently shared some great tips on how to have a financially healthy church that I wanted to pass along. Casey gave me the opportunity to also share a little about what God has been doing in our church through Giving Rocket as well. Not only that, he’s also offering a free training to church leaders On Demand RIGHT HERE. Continue reading
I heard someone say once, “the best tool you have, is the one in your tool box.” And the one tool you have in your church that you use constantly, but don’t always take care of, is your volunteers. Continue reading
A few years ago, my wife Denira and I were fortunate enough to meet Tam and Brent Hodge through the Refine Us marriage coaching program (Justin and Trish Davis). We spent several months getting to know one another, chatting and learning best practices for our marriage. Continue reading
This past Sunday, I had an opportunity to do something that I have always wanted to do as a pastor. It is something that I have, for a very long time, thought was possible, but just never had everything line up to make it happen. Continue reading
I love listening to Podcasts. If I’m in the car, I’ll almost always opt for a podcast over music.
My array of podcast that I listen to has changed over the years. A few years ago, it would just be preaching that I would listen to. However more recently, I have started listening to a lot of other podcast that really don’t fit into a category. Continue reading
Calling all southeast church planters! Would you mind helping me out by taking a quick survey? Continue reading
When we planted our church, there was one question that I HAD to know the answer to. The answer to this one question would determine so much for us as a church plant, and myself as a church planter.
I needed to know the answer. Others would demand that I know the answer. The answer to this question would be what would save me from quitting over and over again. And the answer to this question will not only help you get started if you’re planting, but also save you from calling it quits at some point. Continue reading
It’s no secret that I love church planting and those that plant churches. We planted a church in 2009 called Ridge Church. So I don’t just love church planting from a distance, I love it from the middle of it.
One of the questions I often get when meeting with pastors is “how do we get started with church planting?” For the record, I think every church should be involved in church planting. Let’s be honest; every church was once a church plant. God didn’t put 1st Baptist or 2nd Presbyterian here when he placed Adam and Eve. Someone had to start it. Continue reading
Six Fall Outreach Ideas
Fall isn’t over just yet.
The summer heat is over, summer vacations are over, the leaves are falling, football is being played and pumpkin flavored everything has hit the world. It’s fall. And the fall is one of the best times to leverage outreach in your church because of the gazillion things you could do.
One of my goals here on this site is to resource pastors, church planters and ministry leaders. Over the last several months, I have been working with Next Day Flyers to develop some ideas to help churches be a little more creative in their outreach approach. Last month I wrote an article about Slow-Drip Marketing.