The Internet's Best Practices for Ministry

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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.

22 Keys To Great Ministry Meetings

Here are some things to avoid:

  • Not having an agenda/outline 
  • Doing all of the talking
  • Cutting people off
  • Not taking notes
  • Taking notes that everyone can’t see
  • Not asking questions
  • Assuming consensus
  • Creating an antagonistic environment
  • Assuming anyone will do anything with what has been said
Here are a few things highly recommended:

  • Pray first
  • Use a whiteboard—the bigger the better
  • Record it
  • Let people get up and move around
  • Stress transparency
  • Only use a digital medium if it really communicates a point more clearly
  • Ask qualifying questions
  • Bring lunch in
  • Take short breaks
  • View discussions through different perspectives
  • Take pictures of the whiteboard before erasing
  • Task someone to send a follow-up summary
  • Establish next-steps and assign specific tasks to specific people

What would you add?