When a Church is so Much More

When a Church is so Much More

Classrooms are filled with preschool kids. Rooms are filled with people from the neighborhood. The halls are filled with multiple languages. Couples are meeting for professional counseling. The parking lot is filled with cars. All the lights are on all the time! At Storehouse Church, this is what every week looks like as our building is filled with people, even when it has nothing to do with our direct church ministry. From 2001-2013 we were a “church in a box,” meeting in a middle school.... Read More
The Secret Sauce of Event Planning

The Secret Sauce of Event Planning

Events are a regular part of ministry. They’re exciting, attention-grabbing, and a great way to create memories and relationships. However, as you probably know, they’re also a lot of work! Therefore, it’s important to make every event count. Whether the occasion is focused on “insiders” like your own ministry or local church, or “outsiders” like the neighborhood or community-at-large, there are two key areas that can easily be overlooked. The Audience You likely have a few annual events at... Read More
How to Influence Key People in Your Community

How to Influence Key People in Your Community

As ministry leaders, we are fantastic at connecting with families and guests on Sundays and maybe even during our midweek gatherings. But to make the biggest impact, we must also engage our families outside of those times. What would our families look like if we were involved in their lives daily? As we know, there are so many things that occur throughout the week. So, to really be for our neighbors, we have to be strategic and intentional about connecting with them Sunday through Saturday.... Read More
Renewal in Your Community Can’t be Done Alone

Renewal in Your Community Can’t be Done Alone

Remember when you purchased that? Yes, you know that piece of furniture that would fit so perfectly in the corner, overlooking your front yard? You looked for months and finally found the exact look you were going for. You took a screenshot, bookmarked the webpage, and set reminders. Those reminders ensured that you checked every week to see what the latest sale was. Finally, the big holiday sale came and you were ready. You couldn’t sleep the night before, because all you could think about... Read More
Discovering the Needs of Our Neighbors

Discovering the Needs of Our Neighbors

Serving our communities and being the best neighbors we can be should be a goal of every faith community. Being for our neighbors, however, is easier said than done at times. Over the past century our churches have gone from being the centers of their neighborhoods to hosting programs that pull people from much larger geographic regions. The average volunteer or visitor most likely drives past many churches on their way to yours. This means we find ourselves less connected to our immediate... Read More