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Context Matters

February 20, 2024

In a previous post, I described an important type of sermon series – what we call “fishing expeditions” here at Resurrection – and the significant role they have played in our ability to reach new …

 

Going Fishing

February 6, 2024

In a previous post, I described an important type of sermon series we call “fishing expeditions,” the difference they have made in the life of our church, and why we would encourage any church to …

 

Why Fishing Expeditions?

January 23, 2024

As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. Mark 1:16 NIV At Resurrection, we preach five general types …

 

How Can You Reach Young Families with Kids in Your Community?

January 9, 2024

Every church asks this question or should be asking this question! It doesn’t matter whether you are a church of 10 people or hundreds of people, we should be actively inviting young families into the …

 

Is Your Congregation Ready to Welcome Christmas Guests?

December 12, 2023

Christmas is a time for celebration and community, and it’s also when most churches see an increase in attendance and have their highest number of first-time visitors. Is your church ready to welcome Christmas guests, …

 

Seven Tips for Creating an Exceptional Worship Experience

November 28, 2023

We’ve likely all attended some pretty mediocre worship services. Bad music, unfocused sermon, inward-focused, or just poorly planned and executed. An exceptional worship experience doesn’t happen by accident. It requires planning and preparation. The goal …

 

Leading Change – Three Guiding Principles

November 14, 2023

“I love change! Bring it on!” said no church member, ever. Yet, change is essential if the church is going to be relevant and vital. While I am no expert on leading change, the small …

 

Three Characteristics of Excellent Follow-Up

October 31, 2023

Following up after a guest’s visit to your church significantly impacts their decision whether to return, so it is vital that we follow up effectively. Knowing how to do that isn’t always intuitive. Guests return …

 

Is Your Volunteer Recruitment Working?

October 17, 2023

Where have all the volunteers gone?! We’ve all been asking that question. When the Covid pandemic caused shutdowns across the country, people who had been serving regularly for years suddenly found themselves with no volunteer …

 

Five Strategies to Ignite a Culture of Generosity

October 3, 2023

After learning about my role at the church, someone recently said, “I could never be in fundraising; you must love asking people for money!” My response surprised them: “My goodness no, I don’t love asking …

 
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