I’ve been a youth leader, kids ministry leader, involved in church boards and one of the toughest questions I always loved to face was, is what I am leading helping those that attend to grow closer to Jesus or am I just entertaining them. To boil it down, are they growing spiritually? What’s our approach to tracking spiritual growth?[Read more…] about Tracking Spiritual Growth Or Gut Feel?
In the first post in this series, Lessons From Paul, we alluded to that church leaders need to have good self-awareness to lead through uncertain times. No doubt self awareness is important in leading, at any time. You can read the first post here. It is that much more important in times of crisis. While other lessons from Paul (as in that apostle) are applicable at any time, they are more important in uncertain times. Leverage tech. That’s the lesson from Paul we cover in this post.[Read more…] about Leading In Uncertain Times. Lessons From Paul: Leverage Tech
This week on the podcast we share the second part of a two-part interview Blessing had with Bobby Gruenewald — Innovation Leader at Life.Church and creator of YouVersion / Bible App. In this episode they talk about the YouVersion Prayer feature and forming habits that help us grow spiritually.[Read more…] about Bobby Gruenewald: YouVersion Prayer, Resources & You (Part II) [Podcast #308]
Perhaps you missed the viral UK Blessing, which at the time of writing has over 2.7 million views. This song and video is a cover of Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship song based on the blessing in Numbers 6 but with vocals recorded from Churches all across the United Kingdom.
Here it is if you want to add to that view count:[Read more…] about British Prime Minister Thanks the UK Blessing
Since the dawning of time data has mattered. Knowing which way the herds of buffalo would go each year, when is a good time to plant crops, who has the best score on Motorsport Manager (my favourite iOS game) all point to an undeniable fact, data matters. That aside, why data matters in church life makes for an important conversation.
I’ve personally come to this realisation over some time. My early training in marketing definitely helped! However when I took on running children’s ministry, youth groups, helping with my church’s admin and eventually running a non profit the importance of good and accurate data that helped us to make decisions came to the fore.[Read more…] about Why Data Matters In Church Life
Whether your church has had to switch to digital, doesn’t mean the mission changes. The medium should never define your mission.
Let’s talk about it.[Read more…] about The Medium Doesn’t Change the Mission [Podcast #305]