Christmas. I think we can all agree it’s a pretty big deal. And in the church world, it’s definitely one of the biggest deals of the year! Besides the obvious reason (you know, the birth of the Savior who changed the game for our faith), Christmas is a big deal at church because it’s the…

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Newsflash: We’re fast approaching the end of the year. You know, that most wonderful time of year. That season of thanksgiving and gratitude. That time of year when the spirit of so many things seem to be permeating season… Pumpkin spice and peppermint. Snowflakes and season’s greetings. The stress of a little too much time…

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Did you know that … About 3.5 billion people are connected to the Internet. In December of 2016, Instagram reported over 600 million monthly active users and over 400 million daily active users. There are over 2 billion monthly active Facebook users. Our world is connected more than we ever have been. We have access…

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I’ve seen it a thousand times. Literally. People who are recruited to volunteer at their church, only to leave their posts within a year, never to return to volunteering again. And what’s the #1 reason that kind of thing happens? Burnout. Plain and simple. But if burnout is the problem, what are the causes? There…

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I used to play soccer. I’ll never forget what it was like to play and be focused only in what I was doing without being aware that there were open people in front of me or behind me that I could pass to. That’s how some musicians approach worship music. But if you want your…

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If you were to be really honest, you might admit that being a pastor is one of the loneliest jobs on the planet. You are likely surrounded by people on a daily basis. People who look up to you or need you. In fact, I bet people in your congregation could be characterized as Bob…

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Follow-up is a big deal. Whether someone is a new guest, new giver, or new Christian, you need to do something on the back end that affirms their step and connects them more closely with your church. WAY #1: EMAIL This may sound overly-simplistic, but it’s a huge deal for hundreds of reasons… Have people…

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Fall is coming. That means families back from vacations, kids back in school, and, hopefully, people back in church! How do you draw people back to your church and keep them there? Here are 5 Ways to Increase Your Worship Attendance This Fall:   (1) PLAN A PROVOCATIVE SERMON SERIES Nothing original here, but have you ever…

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If we’re going to lead people who are far from God towards Jesus, we have to bust their stereotypes. This begins with understanding their mindset. **(This is a compiled excerpt from one of the sections in Preaching Rocket module 5, “Preaching To The Unchurched!” Do you know what an unchurched, non-Christian thinks of you, pastor?…

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