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19 hours ago

You doin too much, bruh

As church leaders, we often find ourselves juggling multiple responsibilities, programs, and initiatives. Our passion for serving our community and spreading the gospel can lead us to take on more than we can handle. However, sometimes doing less can be more effective.  When we spread ourselves too thin, we risk burning out and diminishing the effectiveness of our ministry. Overcommitting can drain our energy and enthusiasm, making it difficult to maintain a high level of passion and commitment. Honestly…it can also lead to mediocrity, where programs suffer from lack of...

2 weeks ago

THRIVE in the Summertime

Summer is traditionally a time when church attendance and giving experience a noticeable dip. Vacations, family activities, and the allure of the outdoors often pull congregants away, leaving church leaders concerned about maintaining engagement and financial stability. However, rather than merely surviving these challenging months, churches can adopt strategies to thrive and even grow. Here are some creative and impactful ways to keep your church vibrant and connected during the summer drought. Catch Me Outside Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors and create memorable,...

4 weeks ago

Discover the Discovery Era

Taylor Swift is, simply stated, an icon. There is no denying it.  Most of us have observed her meteoric rise from a teenage country sensation to a global pop star. It has been nothing short of extraordinary. Since bursting onto the scene at the tender age of 16, Swift has blown away her young audiences with her undeniable talent, authenticity, and relentless drive. Neither gender, socio-economic situation, or age prevent you from knowing, and now, at the pinnacle of her career, Swift stands as a towering figure in the music...

2 months ago

Spring Clean Your Digital Footprints

It’s that time of year again. Time for a good spring cleaning! Before we shake off the sluggishness of our hibernation and start living outdoors again, let us not neglect to sweep up the dust bunnies that have accumulated over the winter. As the vibrant hues of spring start to blossom and the warm breeze from the long anticipated sun sweeps through, church leaders should be reminded that it’s not just our physical spaces that could use a good cleaning – our digital presence could benefit from a freshening up...

3 months ago

Landing a Second Date With First Timers

Ah, the elusive second date – a milestone many of us have pursued with a mix of excitement and trepidation. While the initial spark may have ignited during the first encounter, securing a follow-up rendezvous often proves to be a daunting task. So many things can stand in the way of you and a second date. Things like the pressure to impress, compatibility, chemistry and the fear of rejection. The desire to leave a lasting impression can sometimes overshadow our ability to relax, be ourselves and authentically connect with our...

3 months ago

Cultivating Culture

Espresso based drinks are delicious. Especially if the beans are sourced well, roasted beautifully, ground perfectly and prepared properly. There are some “purists” out there who will only have espresso black, with no syrups added. That is to be respected, however over the years baristas across the world have made it their mission to dream up new latte flavors. Some buy pre-made, mass produced syrups, which is fine. On the other hand, there are some baristas who will only use syrups they curate themselves in-house. From pistachios that taste like...

3 months ago

4 Church Trends You Need To Know In 2024

The landscape of church dynamics is evolving faster than ever; driven by the changing preferences and lifestyles of its members. In 2024, four distinctive trends seem to be reshaping the way churches operate. Emphasizing a shift towards relational engagement, smaller communities, concise yet impactful content, and raw authenticity. If you are not doing these, it’s time to start. If you realize you’re already doing some or all of these, it’s time to lean in and double down. Let’s delve into these trends that are redefining the spiritual journey for many...

4 months ago

10 Things You Can Get Ready NOW To Ensure An Epic Easter

Christmas is just barely in the rearview mirror.  You’re only one month into your New Year resolutions and the temperature keeps dropping. Time to plan Easter!! Some may argue it’s too early, but with Easter hopping onto the calendar on March 31st this year, if you haven’t started planning, you might just find yourself already late to the Easter party. Don’t worry fam. Consider this blog post your early Easter wake-up call. We’ve got 10 things you can get ready right now to ensure an epic Easter. 1 – SET...

5 months ago

New Year, Old You

New Year, Old You It’s the New Year! The season of throwing out the old and making room for the new. The season of new hope and new dreams. Setting our sights on new goals. Leaving the old behind. Saying goodbye to the drama, tensions and problems of the past year. The season of looking forward and not looking back. Good riddance! Leave the old behind and move onto the new. What if we are supposed to take some things from this past year with us into the new year?...

7 months ago

Barbers Would Make Great Ministers

Barbers Would Make Great Ministers Why do we feel so excited to go to our barber or stylist? We love to look good and be pampered, but I think it’s something more. Barbershops are a lot like churches.  A place filled with people from different backgrounds and vocations coming together looking for the same thing. The hope of leaving better than they came.  I think newly styled hair is only one reason people leave feeling better. If the barbershop is like a church, then barbers are like ministers. A good...

7 months ago

The Great Green Room Debate

The Great Green Room Debate Recently, author and podcaster, Natalie Runion shared a thought regarding the classic church green room. She received quite a response for and against having a green room. My wife literally just got done reading her book, Raised To Stay, and has been raving about it. I haven’t gotten a chance to read it, however I understand the book is “An honest exploration of disappointment with the church” and “is for anyone weary of God’s people, but longing to keep their faith in God”. In other...

8 months ago

Stop catering to your church members and start investing in your staff members

According to most surveys 70% of the people who help plant churches will no longer attend that church after three years. I set out to personally change that statistic within my own church plant, Rhiza. Unfortunately, we ended up with about the same average. Granted, we planted two weeks before a world pandemic, but even so I was quite surprised after looking back at how many of our launch team were no longer on mission with us. Church members come and go. Not just at church plants, but at every...

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