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Today’s post is a guest post by Tim Stevens, a team leader with the Vanderbloemen Search Group, and the former executive pastor at Granger Community Church, in Indiana. During his twenty years there, he helped grow the church to more than 5,000 gathering weekly in three locations and saw a worldwide impact.  Facebook. Twitter. Tumblr.…

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It all starts when you create a church budget that works Andy Stanley said at a Catalyst conference a few years ago that “if you don’t know why something’s working when it’s working, you won’t know how to fix it when it breaks.”  That seems like a pretty straightforward observation, right?  The reality is though,…

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As you might guess, our Volunteer Rocket coaching is primarily about helping churches get more volunteers. With that in mind, you may be surprised to learn there are instances when getting more volunteers can actually create more problems. The primary reason this happens is because you have a leadership shortage. If more volunteers create more…

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Are you experiencing one of the deadly sins of church fundraising? Church leaders are often baffled as to why people don’t give as faithfully and consistently as they should to their church. After years of studying this and watching churches that are funded become more funded and churches that are broke become more broke, I…

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I Don’t Have Enough Volunteers! This time of year can be quite fun as the worship services and other ministry environments fill up again. The challenge, of course, is that it takes people to minister to people. It’s right about now that the harsh reality begins to set in–we need more volunteers. When that happens,…

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Great staff meetings are few and far between.  Most of them just occupy space on the calendar and take us away from stuff we’d rather be doing. Let’s face it, you’ve sat through plenty of meetings and thought, “Why am I even here?” And you’ve LED staff meetings that left everybody feeling less than enthusiastic.…

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There’s an ice cream shop in Venezuela that sells more than 900 flavors, including Spaghetti and Cheese. Now I like spaghetti, and I like ice cream, but those two things just don’t go together. A Gourmet French Ice Cream company sells Caviar Ice Cream. I’m pretty sure that’s a French rouse to get people to…

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What system in your church needs the most work? I moved to Atlanta in 2006 to start a brand new church, and one of the first conferences I attended as a new church planter was The Drive Conference at Northpoint Community Church. At that conference, I heard Andy Stanley say it was systems, not just…

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In the church world, most of us rely on short term tactics to grow and bust through issues. Giving is a little behind, so the preacher talks about money.  That’s a responsive tactic. They need some more volunteers in the children’s ministry.  Time to pull out the Acts 6 sermon or the VBS video.  That’s…

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Does your church budget look like this? Or does it look like this? Here is the deal… Nobody cares about the church budget except the people in charge of it.  However, people care about people.  The way to make your staff care about the budget is to make it come alive through pictures and stories.…

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