If you are trying to figure out how to bring back small groups in your church, this post describes 4 options to consider.
Make sure this year's Pastor Appreciation Month is memorable for your pastor(s) for all the right reasons!
It’s happened to nearly all of us. You open your car door. You sit in the driver’s seat. You fasten your seatbelt. You insert the key into the ignition. You turn the key, and…nothing happens. You turn the key again, and…still nothing happens. You turn the key again, hoping that the third time is the… Continue reading Jumpstarting One of Your Church’s Most Essential Ministries
If your church is trying to figure out how to safely conduct Trunk or Treat during the pandemic, here are several options to consider.
I am not a frequent flyer. As a boy growing up in the hills of eastern Kentucky, the closest major airport was a three-hour drive away, and there never seemed to be a need to travel by air. In fact, I was already married before I boarded a plane for the first time. Although my… Continue reading Perpetual Holding Patterns
If you’ve ever taken a trip to a hospital emergency room, you’re probably familiar with the term triage. It’s a simple process in which a medical professional conducts a quick evaluation of a patient’s symptoms in order to determine how quickly they need to be treated. This helps the ER staff to prioritize treatment, especially during… Continue reading Ministry Triage: How to Decide Which Ministries to Bring Back First
The command to go still applies, even during a pandemic. But how you go may need to look different. This post provides 4 guiding principles to help your church reach out during a pandemic.
I know it’s still August, but there was a nip in the air this morning here in eastern Kentucky. It’s a sign that fall will soon be on its way! As crazy as it sounds, the arrival of fall will usher us into the third season of this pandemic, both literally and figuratively. As the… Continue reading Fall Pandemic Plans: How Your Church Can Prepare Now For What May Come Next
7 ways you can pray for the schools in your community
Your pastor receives many requests which can be mentally, emotionally, and physically draining. Here are 7 requests that will have the opposite effect.