Satan and his demonic army are doing everything they can to take us down. Here are some tools to keep handy to fight them off. read more
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Do you know the strength of your network? Do you know the depth of its traction? read more
Find out how this dynamic works in the local church. read more
The words could be the kiss of death when trying to get people to come back. Read and find out what they are. read more
Ministry is a team sport. Find out why that's especially true when starting a new church. read more
Don't treat those who only come to church on Christmas or Easter with indifference or disdain. Here are some things you can do to welcome them with love into the service. read more
Not every person in the Body of Christ has the same motivations, maturity levels, goals and emotional health levels. Find out how to properly discern between these three kinds of people. read more
Most pastors and church leaders appreciate and love their volunteers. Here are some ways to get better connected with them. read more
In my blog, I have referred many times to my days of church consultation, particularly those experiences where we sent one of our consultants to be a first-time guest in a church. He or she would return with a report of those experiences, and the report would eventually be consolidated with other information for the church.
I have nearly 300 of these “mystery guest” reports. Both Chuck Lawless and I have posted about them on my blog.
In the past, the mystery guests would grade the visit based on several criteria. Less than 20 percent of these reports were graded “B” (good visit) or higher. read more