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How To Motivate People In The Church

Robert N. White How to Motivate People Most church leaders have quite limited resources available for all the things that they need to get done. For this reason they must develop a clear understanding of the nature of influence and learn how to translate that understanding into appropriate actions performed by paid and volunteer personnel of their churches. In […]

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Effective Long Range Planning

By Robert E. Bingham Planning is the determination of what needs to be done, who needs to do it, by what time, in order to accomplish an objective. Case Study Jack Baker was serving as a foreign missionary, specializing in communications. While the stated objective of this mission was evangelistic in nature, no evangelist alive could surpass Jack’s […]

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Strategic Planning For Churches

By David Hellerbols Before you can begin to communicate effectively, you need a framework on which to base your actions. Without such a framework, your communications will appear disconnected, tangential, and amateurish. The best way to produce the needed framework is through a process called strategic planning. What is Strategic Planning? Strategic planning has an […]

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Meeting for Effective Youth, Ladies & Men’s Ministries

By Mark DeVries If you are like most youth ministers, you hate meetings. And therefore, as often as possible, you avoid them like the plague. For years, when it came time to ridicule “meetings,” I was the first in line. But then I stumbled upon a fascinating study that turned my attitude about meetings upside […]

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How To Be A Catalyst For Great Ideas

By Barry Winders Every leader should have an idea room or designated place where they just sit, think, and incubate ideas. Some ideas will quickly materialize while other ideas will require a slow cooking or crock-potting approach. The first thing you need to understand is that incubating ideas is a team sport. This means a […]

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David’s Estate Plan!

Carlton L. Coon, Sr. Pastors, pay attention – what is shared here is of more value to the local church than to the General Home Missions Division or anyone else. The Director’s Communique is consistently focused on providing a resource to benefit the local church. This Communique Extra is no different. What is discussed here […]

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Eight Questions To Ask Before Starting New Ministries

By Gary L. McIntosh In most cases it takes the starting of new ministries to attract new people and give them an opportunity for the love of Christ to be shown. But what ministry should you start? Here are eight questions to answer. Question One: Who is our audience? Reaching the whole world with the […]

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You Have a Vision: So What, and Now What?

By Granville McKenzie “I see it! I see It! It’s so clear! This is what we need to do! This is the direction in which we need to go!” There is no doubt that it is quite an achievement to have a compelling vision. Many never obtain one. Many wish for one, but vision just […]

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How To Prepare Your Departmental One-Year Plan

By Tim Massengale For Church Ministry Leaders 1. Prayerfully set your NUMBER type goals for this year. Be realistic Consult the pastor if needed. 2. Read carefully through your Job Description. Note any NEW programs, improvements or ministries. All these should appear in the QUALITY IMPROVEMENT section of the One-Year Plan. 3. Again, carefully read through your Job […]

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Pointers For Tag-Ins And Monthly Planning Council Meetings

By Unknown Author I. The Tag-In A. Compilation of agenda: Church Growth Secretary to accomplish 1. Phrase tag – in questions as closed – ended questions only. 2. Keep simple rotation in department order on agenda. 3. Order tag-ins to accommodate other after-service meetings. 4. Design a tag-in agenda record-keeping code. 5. If Representative is […]

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