I recently published an article and infographic about the statistics surrounding the habits of Americans during Christmastime and church. Here’s a video presentation version that highlights some of the key learnings from that post: ARE YOU DOING ANY OF THE FOUR TACTICS I MENTION IN THIS PRESENTATION? How effective has it been?
It’s almost the end of the year 2016. I’m pretty sure your church is now on the process of doing your annual year-end planning for the next year. Do you know one vital agenda piece that seems to be on everyone’s agenda? It’s church growth. One goal that all churches want to accomplish is to reach out to […]
A recent research study asked people across America about their church attendance at Christmastime. PEOPLE WANT MEANING IN THEIR CHRISTMAS SERVICE 77% of people attend Christmas services “to honor Jesus“ VS Only 9% attend “to observe tradition“ Only 3% attend “to get in the holiday spirit“ WHAT’S MISSING: AN INVITATION 37% of Americans typically do […]
Remember that feeling when you started something new? In the beginning that new ministry or business venture felt so right – it had all the energy, all the excitement, all the buzz. Everyone loved it…until your processes couldn’t keep up with your passion, and things started to unravel. It happens. Every growing organization will eventually […]
Today, I asked Seth Muse to share some of his thoughts on a topic that usually gets misdirected: why blog? Usually the first responses involve platform building, better exposure as a leadeR, etc. But Seth has some authentically ministry-driven reasons why a pastor should consider taking the time to dedicate to the exercise of publishing. […]
If you are part of any church ministry, or even a faith-based nonprofit for that matter, there’s one report that comes out every couple years that is important to note: the State of the Plate. Brian Kluth just put out the latest version today. Here’s an infographic that summarizes just a portion of the findings […]
Launching on November 29 or otherwise known as #GivingTuesday, the Greater Newark Holiday Fund is raising funds to buy thermal socks for 2,000 people living without housing in the State of New Jersey. To help these individuals, the Greater Newark Holiday Fund is hosting a #GivingTuesday Online Sock Drive. Everyone is invited to participate and […]