3 Negative Attitudes Toward Church And How We Can Change Them

3 Negative Attitudes Toward Church And How We Can Change Them

  by Rob Cizek One of a leader’s greatest responsibilities is to keep an eye on the culture in which they serve, and to make adjustments accordingly. Here are three increasingly negative attitudes about the church today . . . and what we can do to change them: #3. I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR CHURCH BECAUSE OF KIDS SPORTS Church leaders should recognize the degree to which youth sports are impacting families. Increased college costs raise hopes for athletic scholarships. For-profit travel teams... Read More
Surviving a Baby Boom

Surviving a Baby Boom

Do you ever feel like babies are being born so fast there really MUST be something in the water at your church? Recruiting and staffing your nursery and toddler ministries can be a full time job in itself ! I saw a sweet Instagram post by Samantha (Sam) Edwards, from Oak City Church in Raleigh, holding a precious little newborn from her church. In my next email to her, I mentioned how sweet it is when new babies are born to our church family. Her reply made me gasp: We’ll close the year... Read More
How to Keep Your SGL’s Going when the Going Gets Tough

How to Keep Your SGL’s Going when the Going Gets Tough

How do you prepare for a tough workout at the gym? Any athlete will tell you that the best way to prepare is to eat well and get a great night’s sleep. Why? Because when you’re in the moment – when you’re halfway through a set of 50 burpees – the desire to keep going diminishes significantly. And if you haven’t prepared well beforehand – if you haven’t filled up first – it’s tempting to half-heartedly push yourself and coast to the end of the workout. Maybe... Read More
Attention Senior, Lead and Campus Pastors! This one’s for you!

Attention Senior, Lead and Campus Pastors! This one’s for you!

Join us this April in Atlanta for ReThink Leadership, a brand new event exclusively for senior, lead and campus pastors! It’s a unique gathering of church leaders who are committed to solving the biggest challenges facing not only your church, but the Church. Here are 10 reasons why ReThink Leadership is unique and different: It’s for senior leaders only. There will be crucial conversations and connections you can’t get anywhere else. You’ll be discussing things unique to your level of... Read More
It’s As Easy As Cupcakes

It’s As Easy As Cupcakes

by Meaghan Wall Connecting with parents of students with special needs can be one of the hardest things to do—especially if you’re not a special needs parent yourself. I am a special needs ministry leader but do not have a child with special needs. I don’t even have a family member with special needs so I frequently find myself thinking, I have nothing to give, or I will never be able to completely understand. I’ve learned over the years those thoughts are often the enemy’s way of trying to... Read More