Let’s face it – many times, our presentations even bore ourselves! Whether leading a meeting, presenting information to a committee, or worst of all, the weekly sermon, how often do you get the sinking feeling you audience is sinking right before your eyes – figuratively, if not literally? Communication to individuals, to teams, and to large groups is one of the core foundations of the leader’s skill set
Once you're clear on vision, it impacts every other initiative and area of ministry.
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Check out this brief video to learn more about Auxano’s Capital Campaign Boot Camp in Huntington Beach, CA, February 19-20.
Among the reasons I am still committed to the “dust up” that campaigns create is that they raise way more than financial support. A discipleship-based campaign raises the faith temperature in the hearts of people in a way that is life-changing.
5 barriers to Capital Campaigns – along with 5 ways to crack the code for a faith-soaked and discipleship-based capital campaign that have win-win benefits.
With solid strategy and approach and these three non-negotiable concepts, increased funding can be on the way to your church.
Is it time to invest in a big way in your future? Let’s plan a Capital Campaign together!
Is the brand you’re promoting what your audience actually experiences? The answer is found in the space between what you profess and what you practice.
Every church goes through plateaus – times when your church simply doesn’t grow. It’s natural and normal.
For many leaders, success requires the ability to create something out of nothing, which in many ways, is what it means to improvise.
As the church begins to utilize social technologies, the youngest generation may already be moving on from social networks to much more personal means of communicating, especially texting.
First-time guests may not remember any of the points in your message or any of the words of your music, but they will remember every moment of your welcome.
From day one we’ve envisioned thousands of churches catalyzing a beautiful and powerful productivity in God’s people. We believe that local churches must move beyond the limited-value teaching centers of today to high-impact training centers of tomorrow.
There is a great market for religious experience in our world; there is little enthusiasm for the patient acquisition of virtue, little inclination to sing up for a long apprenticeship in what earlier generations of Christians called holiness.
Most leaders are good at showing appreciation to their team for the work they do, but if you want to increase a spirit of gratitude, it will take more than a simple acknowledgement of a job well done.
Many of us will create goals around reading in light of a New Year and, to some, a new decade of church ministry. Here are ten ways reading will benefit your life and ministry in 2020.
You need a particular kind of practice – deliberate practice – to develop expertise in reading.
Your guests feel your hospitality, or the lack thereof, as they navigate a shared set of moments across your campus environments for the very first time.
Stories are the most powerful delivery tool for information – more powerful and enduring than any other art form.
Today we spend so much time buried in our mobile devices. Some of us have forgotten how to approach one another and have a meaningful conversation.
In your church, love begins every week with your welcome. From your church’s website to your worship bulletin, every step of your hospitality systems will either speak to the love found in your body, or it will reveal one of three conflicting shadow mindsets.
The Great Commission should not be viewed as two separable parts but a unified whole – a responsibility to both reach and teach.