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Strategic Objectives For The Church

By Todd M. Kennedy Evangelism (Witness) and Edification (Teach/Learn Bible Doctrine) in Balance A Summary of Matthew 28.19-20 1. God has given man (men and women) a primary objective to accomplish while he lives on earth. Man is to represent God (act as God’s visible stand-in) through rulership and reflection. Rulership means God has chosen man to be […]

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Church Administration 

By Kenneth Haney God’s ultimate purpose and plan for His church upon earth is basically threefold: (1) Christ should become the center and the object of our devotion and admiration. (2) The church should minister to the great body of believers. (3) The church should evangelize the world in obedience to the great commission. If we are to fulfill […]

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Questions To Build A Healthy Church

By Roger Jenks These diagnostic tools will boost your church’s vitality. The conference speaker was clear. “There are five essential questions of congregational life that must be asked and answered sequentially,” said Rev. Lloyd John Ogilvie. “If you skip any of them, the best that your church will ever do is limp.” With that opening […]

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20 Questions For Your Year-End Review

By Unknown Author Don’t you love it when news shows look back at the just-ending year and list the top 10 or top 20 events? Chances are, you’ll always see one or two things that will make you wonder, “Did that happen just this past year? That seems so long ago!” There’s no reason your […]

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Top 10 Strategies for Winning Team Meetings

By Mark R. Jordan Make the most of every ministry meeting and keep every team on mission. Slash through the administrative red tape of cumbersome committees. Join the ranks of many congregations that are boldly transforming their committees into effective and energizing ministry teams! Ministry teams can be sources of joy, fellowship, ministry, and cooperation […]

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What Parents Need From Your Church Nursery

By Heather Dawn Every pew was filled waiting for the pastor to teach when I noticed an elder nod to the mass of moms and dads swaying in rhythm with their babies at the back of the church. “I wonder why they’re not using the nursery?” he whispered to another elder. If only he would’ve […]

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The Changing Faces of Church Staffing

By Todd Rhoades Finding and hiring church staff has always been a challenge for most churches, and it’s a situation in which they frequently find themselves. Recently, I asked a group of pastors how they thought the area of staffing in churches has changed over recent years. What are the new things churches must be […]

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Finding the Right Staff

By Tammy Kelley Hiring great staff, helping them take ownership for development, having gut honest conversations, and knowing when to redirect behavior have become essential tools for church organizational development. Churches spend a sizable proportion of dollars on salaries and other personnel expenses – generally between 50 and 60 percent of the annual operations budget. […]

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Staffing FAQs

By David Lyons I once heard a pastor say he spent half his time trying to hire staff and the other half trying to fire them. While I know there was some humor to his statement, I’ve realized, after talking with thousands of pastors and ministers, that there’s more truth in his words than any […]

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Insights On Launching A New Ministry Or Program

By John R. Throop Grace Church (not its real name), a relatively large church in a medium-sized Midwestern city, had a rapidly aging congregation. Church leaders determined to counter this trend by boosting their youth ministry. The young, newly ordained man they hired as a youth minister could have stepped out of a Ralph Lauren […]

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