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Seven Reasons Your Guests Aren’t Returning

September 11, 2023

First-time guests are critically important to a church’s vitality. Having first-time guests on a regular basis is a sign that your church is active and is reaching new people. But the most important metric isn’t …

 

Family-Friendly Outreach Events for Fall

August 29, 2023

Fall is a wonderful time of year, as we embrace a new season and look to reach and connect with families in and around our churches. Here are a few practical ideas for you to …

 

A Plan for Engagement: Strategically Promoting Your Events

August 14, 2023

In 2009, I was working for a small publishing company in Kansas City. I remember releasing 50-60 new books each year! My marketing team of only three people felt overwhelmed with the different strategies needed …

 

Starting Small Groups... Connection before Content

July 31, 2023

A small group leader recently told me how her group was going. Like so many others, she shared that the early stages of her group were most impacted, not by the content of the lesson, …

 

3 Keys to Websites That Work (Part 3)

July 17, 2023

We live in an increasingly digital age, and the future growth of our churches depends on the effectiveness of our digital communication strategies. One of your most important digital communication tools is your website, but …

 

3 Keys to Websites That Work (Part 2)

July 3, 2023

The Church is God’s chosen instrument to bring hope and healing to a broken world. To be the most effective instrument, we must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in an increasingly digital world. …

 

3 Keys to Websites That Work (Part 1)

June 20, 2023

The world needs your church. Why? Because the world needs to experience God’s love. We worship a God who uses churches to bring hope and healing to a hurting and broken world. The world needs …

 

Your Church’s Future Depends on Leadership Development

June 6, 2023

Almost every leader will say they believe leadership development is important. The challenge comes in finding time, structure, and content to do it consistently and well. Leaders are busy people. We have great intentions about …

 

Can I Buy You a Cup of Coffee?

May 22, 2023

Of all the simple questions I love to ask, “Can I buy you a cup of coffee?” is my favorite for two reasons. First, I love a good cup of coffee. I grew up in …

 

Is Inward Focus Hurting Your Church?

May 8, 2023

There are two types of churches: those with an outward focus and those with an inward focus. Churches with an inward focus ask this question: What can we as a church do to make me …

 
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