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Welcoming Guests and First Impressions

The sermon starts in the parking lot, and the impression you make for your guests on Sunday morning during the first 10 minutes will be indelible.

Technology and The Church

Leveraging technology for ministry can be an incredible blessing. But it can also be fraught with problems and pitfalls. Learn how to use technology well.

Vision and Leadership

Our God longs for leaders to request of Him to do that which they cannot. Faith filled vision, leadership and risk are key ingredients for ministry.

Preaching and Communication

You know and understand how challenging it is to communicate. It is hard to get and capture people's attention. Learn how to communicate effectively.

Creativity and Innovation

Being creative means asking the right questions and making new associations. Discover new and creative ideas for your ministry.

Being The Church - Online

"When we [first started this], we were blown away at how people could actually worship along and have genuine community and connect in a very spiritual and very real way with an online church. … We've got people who may be exploring Christianity for the first time and who may not set foot in a physical church building, and we would like to clearly communicate the truth of the Bible in a way that people would understand. That's the top priority for us. Beyond that, we find that people will worship. Often a whole family will gather around the computer, and they'll sing and they'll worship together. Or if someone's travelling, they can stay connected to the church that way. They can invite a friend who might not come to church otherwise. … So it's a tool to help. Instead of trying to get people to come to a church, we feel like we can take a church to them." Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel, explaining the vision behind his church pioneering the way for online churches—and how these virtual communities are anything but merely virtual.


"They Don't Pay Me Enough For This Job"

Have you ever said that about your job?

Here is a list of the top stressful jobs that pay poorly.  Number 5 on the list is "Music ministry director"

5. Music Ministry Director
Median pay: $40,800
% who say their job is stressful: 67%
You may not think of people who plan, direct and conduct performances for religious services as being under a particularly high amount of stress. But they also choose the appropriate psalm or hymn for every wedding and funeral -- only some of the most important events in a family's life. And those stressful situations can create some demanding clients.

"Every now and then you'll get a strange request," said Dan Fenn, Music Ministry Director at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minn. "A couple of years ago I got a request to play the Beer Barrel Polka at a funeral. You have to ask yourself, is this appropriate for a worship service?"

If I was making this list, I would put Youth Minister at the top.  No pay, no glory, all the grief!

Top Web Apps

Working in ministry often means working on a shoestring budget..that is why I appreciate many of the Web2.0 apps that not only make my life easier, but are also free.  Here are a couple of my "go-to" apps that a use consistently.

31 Refutable Irrefutable Laws Of Lame Leadership

31 Refutably Irrefutable Laws of Lame Leadership
Chances are you either worked under one of these leadership styles or in fact you have one of these leadership styles.

(ht: Johnny Leckie)