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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“Social media is a viable ministry platform.” If you’re a pastor, you’ve probably heard those words several times over the last 10 years. And it’s true, social media is in fact, not just a viable ministry platform, but it’s one that churches and pastors can use as another point of connection throughout the week. Many…

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Are you coming off the Easter glow? The Sunday was a success: people came, heard the Gospel and now you have a lot of momentum going at your church. People are EXCITED to be there. Now the onus is on you to take that momentum and do something. With the excitement of growth comes the…

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The big Sunday is almost here. And when it’s done, you’ll probably breathe a sigh of relief; but you have to do it all over again the following Sunday. And the Sunday after that. And the one after that…(you get it). You probably have two big questions on your mind: How do I keep the…

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As part of our #ShareTheLove effort, we want to talk about sharing the love with the next generations, both within and beyond our churches. We want to influence these generations, and to do that we need to make the most of their worldviews, their creativity, and their knowledge of current affairs and technology to increase…

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Growing up, the idea of a female preaching on a Sunday morning was unheard of. I recognize that it’s still somewhat controversial in some churches, but let me be clear about one thing… I didn’t want, ask for, or look for the opportunity. It looked for me. I was 57 years old when my church…

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Todd Fields, who is the director of all worship music at a 36,000-person church in Atlanta, North Point Community Church, goes content overload on ways that any church can improve their worship music. Todd is has teamed up with some superstars to create a resource just for you, called Worship Rocket, that will push you towards…

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When it comes to non-paid people who attend your church, “volunteering” is often the last thing on their mind. Most of them are just trying to hang in there when it comes to everyday life. They’re just proud of themselves for making it to church a couple of Sundays a month. But because they are…

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You want your church to be a well-oiled machine.   And by “well-oiled machine,” I mean organized, inviting, and excellent.   It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you want it to be better.   (Cue this verse in the back of your mind)   “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,…

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Worship services are the #1 thing that evangelical churches do every week that impact the most people at the same time. It happens EVERY week. Worship Leaders and Pastors are constantly under pressure to lead in wisdom and truth. So, this prayer is a gift of encouragement to church leaders around the world.

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