5 Things That will Radically Change Your Church Work Environment

5 Things That will Radically Change Your Church Work Environment

Every church and organization has a mission statement that defines what the organization does, and where they are heading. However, the attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs of the organization are what create momentum and synergy behind the mission. The staff culture is something that can catalyze growth, or can ultimately hamstring your team and organization from reaching their full potential. Here’s a quick look at five symptoms of a healthy staff culture. While this list isn’t exhaustive,... Read More
Why Your Ministry Needs a Champion

Why Your Ministry Needs a Champion

If you’re reading this article, more than likely it’s because you influence children or teenagers. That puts you in a unique tribe of leaders who spend every week teaching, programming, and leading the next generation. It also means it’s up to you. You are in a position to change how adults in your church see kids and teenagers, how nonbelieving parents see your church, how Christian families see their neighbors, and how lead pastors see children and youth ministry. You have a list of... Read More
Being A Self-Aware Leader

Being A Self-Aware Leader

by Jenni Catron Most of us have difficulty seeing ourselves as others see us. We can as easily be over impressed with ourselves as under impressed. Some of us have overinflated egos, and others of us are so self-deprecating that we suffer from extremely low self-worth. Both ends of the spectrum are dangerous to our ability to lead well. Self-awareness is being observant enough to know when you’re getting in the way of yourself. Whether you think too highly of yourself or too little, learning... Read More
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
Stop Reading so Much

Stop Reading so Much

by Ryan Stigile The offices of most church leaders are lined with bookshelves, reflective of the idea that leaders are readers. We love discovering new ideas and dreaming of what they could do for our churches. I am concerned, however, that the majority of those ideas never leave the written page to be implemented within our organizations. I have met many successful leaders who were well-read. I have also met many struggling leaders who were equally well-read. There is no simple correlation... Read More