The Real Power of Our Testimonies

The Real Power of Our Testimonies

“A religion that is small enough for our understanding would not be big enough for our needs.” – Corrie Ten Boom They come with questions. Every Sunday morning, every weeknight at small group, every waking hour on Facebook or Twitter or in our inboxes, the questions are there, wrapped around breaking news reports or the latest research or the story of life forever changed just down the road. “What does God say about what’s happening in our world?” “What am I supposed to believe right now?”... Read More
Leaky Vision? You May Lack One of These 3 Components

Leaky Vision? You May Lack One of These 3 Components

Agreeing on a clear vision helps you empower others to lead and carry out ministry. It’s also a lot easier to get everyone pulling in the same direction if there’s agreement on what you hope to accomplish. A clear vision will: Set expectations and foster unity Help facilitate decision-making that impacts your future Create a framework for defining ministry priorities Attract talent (both volunteers and staff) and financial resources Define success for your ministry But just “making the vision... Read More
Why Does Your Church Need a Communications Plan?

Why Does Your Church Need a Communications Plan?

Most churches understand the significance of communications and the importance of planning. However, far too few churches actually take the time to create and implement even a basic communications plan. “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This adage holds true because those churches without strategic communication are often the same churches that fail to reach a wider audience. They struggle to grow and wonder why their message falls flat. But the obvious reason is a lack of a clear... Read More
How NOT to Follow Up With Church Guests

How NOT to Follow Up With Church Guests

About 15 years ago our friend and her family moved back home after living in Georgia for about five years. While she lived in Georgia, her family attended North Point Community Church. They were introduced to a personal relationship with Jesus through a different kind of church than they had ever seen before. When they moved back home, they were intent on finding a church that would be welcoming to guests and would make sense to people who were not a part of any church. The search was not... Read More
Inspiring Others to a Greater Good

Inspiring Others to a Greater Good

“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller Vision is the backbone of any successful organization. If you were to look at some of the most earth shattering achievements the human race has ever accomplished, there will always be a vision worth following somewhere in the background. We spend countless hours developing vision. From late nights laying awake in bed to endless round table meetings with the teams we lead, vision is one of the most... Read More