As I sit down to write this blog post, it’s July of 2017. Even as I type, my four-year old is watching a Youtube Kids video on how to make homemade popsicles while she uses me as her personal ottoman, couch, blanket, and jungle gym. That’s #DadLife, right? Just yesterday, my wife told me to…

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3 Reasons Systems are Important for Your Church Ben Crawshaw Have you evaluated your systems lately? Even churches (should) have systems. It’s how to remove the stress of ministry while growing a church. In fact, there is great benefit to systems that you will experience right away: 1.  You don’t have to start with a blank…

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How to Keep the Easter Momentum Going for Your Church … By Having a Sufficient System for Follow Up Ben Crawshaw Because follow-up should be a slam dunk in your church! Follow up is one of the most important systems in your church, but it’s something we too often leave unchecked. We hope people get…

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If you’re doing pastoral counseling at your church, when do you refer the person to a local counselor? If you meet with someone in your congregation and determine that they need more help than you can offer, refer them to local counselors or counseling centers that you trust. **Keep in mind, this means that you…

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Delegate

How to Delegate for Better Results by Ben Crawshaw There’s a difference between being a DO-er and getting things DONE. And sometimes that difference is in effective delegation. Now before you say something like, “Look Ben, I’m the only official paid staff member at my church,” lemme say … “Hold on, pastor… because the principles…

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How to Have a More Effective Presentation by Jeff Henderson For many years now, I’ve asked people this simple question: How many of you have ever endured a boring presentation? Every single time, the same response happens. People laugh. They look at the person next to them. Roll their eyes. And raise their hand. Every…

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The 3 Bad Habits Holding Your Staff Back from Maximum Effectiveness by Ben Crawshaw Do you have any habits? Maybe you always take the same route to work each day. Maybe you have a habit of waking up each morning at the exact same time. Or maybe it’s biting your fingernails. Maybe you drink way…

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by Ben Crawshaw Most of us know that the people who serve the church often sustain the life of it. It’s no shock that volunteers are the lifeblood of any church. Yet when it comes to recruiting volunteers, it’s often one of the hardest things. We feel overwhelmed so we just stop asking or we…

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How to gain, train and retain volunteers by Ben Crawshaw We’ve made the system easy to remember (if you know your ABC song). 1. ATTRACT: You have to attract the right kind of volunteers into your ministry. Some people may use the word “recruit” or “persuade” or “guilt”. Whatever the language you use, I think…

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