One of the most important (even critical) issues church leaders face is the challenge of finding leaders to enable and fuel the growth of their ministries. Without a good supply of leaders, a church will find it very difficult to grow, increasing conversions and expanding its impact on the community and beyond. And, if the church is focused on reaching the unchurched, developing leaders often involves getting them … [Read more...]
Are We Making Disciples?
"The Christian Church Isn't Making Disciples" ... Are You Kidding Me?
I don't often spend my blogging energy "ranting" about this or that. But, it seems, lately, that we as Christian Church leaders are getting a "bad wrap." To say that the Christian Church isn't "making disciples" or is planting churches that don't "develop leaders" right from the start is just not accurate. There ... now I've said it. All you have to do is look around. This notion that we're not doing things … [Read more...]
Planning Big Events
Four Main Steps In Planning And Executing Any Sizable Event In The Church
Planning and executing big events is one of the most important activities every church leader should work to understand and do well. In response to a couple of comments a while back, I wrote a series of posts on the topic. Here are links to those four posts: Scheduling and Theme Logo and Promotion Production and Execution Evaluation Take a look at these posts and contact me with questions. … [Read more...]
The Big Event … Evaluation
The Final Step In Planning And Executing Any Big Event
The final step in planning and executing big events is the evaluation phase after the event is over. We call it the "post-mortem." Since every staff member is involved (in some way) in executing the event, it makes sense to have everyone involved in the post-mortem session. In our case, we ask each staff member to compile their input, both positive observations and constructive criticisms. We also assemble all … [Read more...]