5 Tips For Leading Worship Well

5 Tips For Leading Worship Well

by Yancy Richmond The subject of worship is both simple and complex. I’ve spent the better part of my life studying and being a part of leading worship. Most everyone has worship as a part of their services and programs. We know it should be there but we don’t always help our attendees understand why we do it and what the importance of worship is. I heard Darlene Zschech (composer of Shout to the Lord) speak recently and she said, “as worship leaders we should be releasers of worship.” If... Read More
3 Positive Influences On The Church From Corporate Culture

3 Positive Influences On The Church From Corporate Culture

When used in a church context, the word corporate can come across negatively. In reality, the word itself does not make things negative. Rather, it’s the idea that particular “corporate” practices can sneak into a churches culture and have negative results. Let’s look at three positive and three negative ways “corporate” culture could be working for or against your church, your ministry and your team. Let’s start with the positive influences: 1. Corporate Culture can increase communication.... Read More
Is Your Children’s Ministry Hospitable?

Is Your Children’s Ministry Hospitable?

by Amy Grisham We all hope we will see growth in our ministries. Not just because we want to be “big” but because if we are growing, that means more children are getting to hear the message of Jesus. To have growth means new children are coming to your church. While we are all excited to see new children coming to our ministries, do we have a strategic plan for what their experience will be when they arrive? Are we actively ready for them and not just theoretically ready for them? By this I... Read More
How To Lead A Team To Excellence

How To Lead A Team To Excellence

by Jonathan Cliff Growing up, I loved a movie that involved two ridiculously dumb teenagers, Bill and Ted, which traversed the entire story of time in a time machine they found outside of a Circle-K. Every time they’d see something they liked, they’d look at each other and say “Excellent!” While their version of excellence was dripping with surfer and valley attitude, my own version of excellent has often left others wondering what I meant. While I’d love to travel back in time like Bill and... Read More
The Single Most Important Way To Grow Your Employees Professionally

The Single Most Important Way To Grow Your Employees Professionally

I remember the first time I was responsible for a department budget. It was at the NBC television station in Dallas, Texas, and I was charged with developing sales marketing campaigns that would impact change in the marketplace while generating new streams of revenue for our company. In the spreadsheets were lines for advertising and marketing programs, lines for office supplies, equipment rentals, team travel, organization dues, and freelance help. And there was a line called “Staff... Read More