Nehemiah’s Story, Your Challenge

Nehemiah’s Story, Your Challenge

Can you feel it? The anticipation has been mounting. The excitement has been rising. We’ve been holding our collective breath. Now it’s time to get to work.  Over the last, few weeks, we’ve been using the lens of Nehemiah to see that when we work together, it can change how a generation sees God. (part 1, part 2)  To recap:  Nehemiah named the problem. He leveraged what he had to fix the problem. He went to see the problem for himself.  The Unexpected Solution  Now, he’s solving the... Read More
How Success Changes When You Become a Leader 

How Success Changes When You Become a Leader 

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch  As leaders, it’s easy to get caught in a trap of self-focus. We all want to win; no one sets out to fail. And in order to win, we know we have to do the hard work of improving our capacity to lead.   But the urge to improve can lead us to focus more on ourselves than those around us. Though we would all admit that winning in ministry is not... Read More
Leading Small for Big Results

Leading Small for Big Results

Is your anxiety level rising on Saturday, because you are still recruiting volunteers for Sunday programming? Are you frustrated by constant recruiting? Is your ministry more activity based than relational? Three years ago, when I stepped into my role as children’s director, I answered yes to all the above questions. We had a rotational style Sunday School with monthly volunteers. The ask was small. Show up for a training once a year. Sign up for 1-2 monthly slots for the year. Get your lesson... Read More
Nehemiah’s Story, Your Choice

Nehemiah’s Story, Your Choice

What do you do when the world around you is in shambles? That’s the question most of us ask ourselves regularly, and the question Nehemiah must have asked himself as well.  If you recall from last week, we were building on the idea that we can do more together than we can on our own. Despite our differences, the problems in our homes, our churches, our communities, and our world only become solvable when we as the Church work together. But before we start the process of rebuilding, we have to... Read More
How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

Today it is very rare for someone not to be on social media in some capacity. They may not have accounts on all of the most popular social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Pinterest) but they have at least one of these. Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media channels, it is important that you, as the church, use this to engage your attendees and encourage them to share.  Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media... Read More