The Rock Star Pastor Let’s talk about obscure 90’s bands, shall we? When I was a freshman in high school, the band Blind Melon (some call them a one-hit wonder, but I think that undermines their talent) came out with the song “No Rain.” I couldn’t get enough of it. That’s the song I currently…

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Staff Member Development

Staff Member Meetings Made Easy by Ben Crawshaw One-on-ones can often create anxiety for both the supervisor and employee. Bosses wonder… What in the world are we going to talk about? Is there a way I can postpone this meeting? What can I do that would be helpful to this employee? Employees worry… Am I…

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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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by Ben Crawshaw Jason Day is the number one golfer on the planet … Day is the Australian player who has dominated the PGA tournament the last couple years and has cemented his place at the #1 spot. At only 29 years of age, he’s doing the unfathomable on the golf course. And guess what?…

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Better Safe Than Sorry by Ben Crawshaw When parents drop off their kids at various places in your church, they should feel confident about their safety. This means that your church is ready for the expected and the unexpected. You have the right policies, and the right people, in place. A Child Safety Training system helps…

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by Ben Crawshaw Regardless of the size, denomination, or location of your church, you have processes. The question is … are those processes streamlined and effective? Or random and chaotic? In this video, I talk about what the most effective churches do differently than those that struggle. Watch the video and answer the question for…

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7 Side Effects of Leadership Hoarding

Not giving away leadership. We’ve seen it countless times in local churches.  Senior pastors in local churches say they want to build a preaching team.  They hire a staff of talented communicators.  These communicators are young, energetic, charismatic, and funny.  They add tremendous life and vitality to the church.  People are naturally drawn to them…

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