I’ve been lucky enough to speak at a number conferences. I’ve asked the question “How many of you have databases on your congregation?” Many have something. When you dive a little deeper though, the information they have is, well, small and basic. From the data and relationships you have in your church, can you truly say you really know your people?[Read more…] about Know Your People; Unleash Them For Mission
You are reading a post in the mini-series entitled “When Churches Reopen” which I decided to write when I began seeing that some churches around the world were beginning to reopen and in reading their announcements or newsletters I began noticing that a lot of them were forgetting a few things. This post in the series is about the mentally vulnerable.
It’s no secret that with the pandemic everyone’s mental health has been affected whether it’s more stress or existing mental health struggles that become harder to manage.[Read more…] about When Churches Reopen: The Mentally Vulnerable
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This week on the podcast we would love it if you could take a few minutes and take our COVID survey — right here!
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The more the merrier, so please pass this along for your friends, too; we want to hear from everyone.
Now, let’s roll the tape…[Read more…] about ChurchMag COVID Survey [Podcast #312]
I’m one of the odd ones. I don’t just like admin, but I love admin when it works. When it blends seamlessly into the background. That is how most ministers or people feel about admin — they like it when it disappears. But church admin only disappears into the background when you’ve done it well. When you’ve been intentional about it.
Until then, church administration takes the wind out of ministers’ sails. Just mention the word admin and you are met with a groan. Alas, we all have to do some form of admin to effectively minister to the people God entrusted to us.[Read more…] about The Art of Making Church Admin Disappear
TL;DR, we’re doing a ‘COVID faith survey’ on how COVID-19 and the associated events have affected people’s faith and their churches response. We want to see what the overall impact on Christian faith, personal spirituality and church practice has been as well as peak at the long term fruit as well.[Read more…] about Survey: How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Faith & Church?
We’ve talked about the differences between online and face-to-face relationships before. This time, however, we have a unique opportunity to compare the two experiences in a real A/B comparison–online vs face to face.
Jeremy shares his experience as a counselor who worked entirely face-to-face, to have the chance to switch to 100% online sessions with the same people.[Read more…] about COVID Contrast: Online vs Face to Face[Podcast #311]