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Mission statements and organizational structure should be simple, clear, and easy. That anxiety you feel, the sense that you’re running hard and getting nowhere, your life doesn’t have to be that way. You, your team, and organization can wake up each morning with clearer goals. When that happens, you will feel much more joy and enthusiasm about life. At […]
People don’t like the idea of branding. Not only do we not like the idea of branding, but if you mention marketing, market-testing, and market research, some guys get downright angry, especially when it comes to church life. I was once in a meeting when someone mentioned that a particular church had discerned the people […]
As a congregant you have a significant role to play in helping your preacher preach better. In the last post, we talked about time and the effect lack of time can have on sermon preparation. Think about this: After Seinfeld went off television, Jerry Seinfeld decided to retire all his old stand-up material (watch the […]
Your preacher might be better if they could focus on preaching. It had to be said! Truth is, many churches require so much of their pastor that they hardly have anytime to prepare to preach. Preparing to preach isn’t always difficult, but it is time consuming. There’s language study, historical/critical review, prayer, devotional time in […]