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What to Do With Your Staff Team Right Away

Annual Planning

If you lead a staff, one of the most valuable things you can do is to have each person on your team create an annual plan. An annual plan is foundational for everything else that your staff team will do over the next year. In fact, drop everything else that you are doing with your staff team and do this. This planning process is designed for those who lead a major ministry area such as children’s, groups, worship ministries, youth ministries, connect, etc. October is prime time to begin this because your staff can roll into 2016 knowing exactly where they are headed.

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Your Reputation Can Make or Break You

Five years ago my wife and I made the decision to sell our house. Right away we began the process of choosing a real estate broker. Our decision was simple and clear. In our neighborhood, one real estate team had dominated

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5 Strategies to Help Your Church Grow

Almost every day church leaders ask me what they can do to help their churches grow. Some are church planters who have been able to gather 75 people, but have not yet reached sustainability and others are existing church pastors

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Why People Aren’t Connecting to Your Church

Many churches fail at connecting people beyond Sunday worship services. There are two primary reasons that churches struggle to get people connected beyond Sundays: 1. You’ve Made Connecting too Confusing Navigating the church bulletin and Sunday announcements to figure out

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How to Develop Leaders in your Church

Many pastors have no essential plan for developing leaders. We (hopefully) know how to interpret the Bible, how to preach, and how to counsel, but are often ineffective at training both current and future church leaders. There is perhaps no

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