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How to Evaluate Leaders: Volunteers, Staff, & Board

How to Evaluate Leaders: Volunteers, Staff, & Board

Thriving churches maximize the leadership potential of their board, staff, and volunteer teams. If your church isn't achieving your vision, there is likely a problem with the leadership. The journey to maximizing your leaders begins with implementing systems of...

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Moving People from Sitting to Serving

Moving People from Sitting to Serving

Believe it or not, your church has all the volunteers you need to be successful. But right now, they might be sitting and not serving. You don’t have a volunteer crisis. You have a volunteer development and recruitment crisis.

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Top Five Ways to Thank Your Team

Top Five Ways to Thank Your Team

As a special "Thank You," have a cup of coffee on us. Simply scan the code below at your nearest Starbucks when paying for your drink. Note: This is first-come, first-served. When the card is empty, we are sorry! Please only pay for one beverage so that as many people...

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How to End Ministries without Ending Yours

How to End Ministries without Ending Yours

If your church is going to be healthy, you’re going to have to do a few, fundament things well–which means you’ll have to end some ministries. Here is how to end ministries without it ending your ministry.

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How to Assess the Effectiveness of Ministries

How to Assess the Effectiveness of Ministries

Most churches have been doing the same things over and over for a long time and never really think about how effective the ministry is. Here are 3 filters you can apply to assess the effectiveness of your church’s ministries.

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Building Your Revitalization Team | Church Revitalization Podcast Ep. 2

Building Your Revitalization Team | Church Revitalization Podcast Ep. 2

When The Malphurs Group works with a church in our Strategic Envisioning process, we guide the church through a revitalization team selection process. We want to share what we’ve learned through our years of working with churches through this process. Here are three principles for selecting members of your Revitalization Team.

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6 Characteristics of Revitalizing Pastors

6 Characteristics of Revitalizing Pastors

Not everyone has the "right stuff." We often tell our children that they can be anything they want to be, but this isn't entirely true. It's a nice sentiment, but it's just false. At this point in life, my chances of being a professional football player are nil. Why?...

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Stop Blaming Other Churches

Stop Blaming Other Churches

Declining churches often feel that they would be growing, if it weren’t for that one church down the road, but it’s time to stop blaming other churches and seeing them as competition.

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How to Thrive in a Post-Christian World

How to Thrive in a Post-Christian World

The world is full of darkness. The endless news of violence, tragedy, and pain is enough to make a person never want to leave their house. We know that the world has been dark since the fall of mankind, but the darkness in our age feels even darker and more oppressive. Here are six practical things your church can do to thrive in a post-Christian world.

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13 Deadly Sins of a Dying Church

13 Deadly Sins of a Dying Church

Out of our work and research from speaking with hundreds of churches over the last twenty years, we developed this list of “13 Deadly Sins of a Dying Church.” Our goal isn’t to critique or put down pastors and other Christian leaders but to motivate you to action.

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How to Build a Discipleship Pathway

How to Build a Discipleship Pathway

Churches are great at filling the calendar. Most churches have no shortage of programs, events, and fellowships. Yet most churches somehow struggle to do the one thing Jesus commissioned us to do: make disciples.

When your church focuses on filling the calendar with programs over creating a streamlined Discipleship Pathway, the people in your church will never be held accountable to grow.

Here are three steps to building a discipleship pathway.

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5 Characteristics of a Healthy Church

5 Characteristics of a Healthy Church

Everyone wants to be healthy. At least we think we do. Then we learn what being a healthy church requires. These common characteristics of a healthy church could be applied to almost any ministry or organization. 1) They are led well. Pastors committed to...

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