the Church Revitalization PodcastShow Notes
One of the most frequent questions we get from pastors is: How do we build a board that works? You need to recruit leaders that exhibit the eight core competencies of a healthy board member.
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...
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.
The word "team" means different things to different people, and the size of your church will largely determine the group of people that come to mind when you hear the word. If you are leading a small church, your team may be a few leaders that you hold close or maybe...
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.
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.
The solution to declining attendance is developing a clear pathway for making and maturing disciples in your church that isn’t motivated by program growth but by spiritual growth.
Having a first-rate experience for newcomers should never be about becoming the coolest church in your town. It should always be about evangelism. This article gives you practical tips for improving your guest experience.
Your website is the 21st-century front door of your church. Here are 8 elements to consider when evaluating your website through the eyes of a guest.
In this week’s Church Revitalization Podcast, we interviewed Jason Daye from Outreach, Inc. Jason shares how valuable it is to leverage the seasons of the year to ensure that our congregations are making a consistent impact in the community.
Here’s a three-step process your church can follow to eliminate unhealthy values from your church culture.
What we often see is a disconnect between what the church said it values and what the church actually values.
Your church will never be able to be fully healthy if you do not operate out of a clearly defined mission. Aubrey Malphurs puts it this way: "You'll never do ministry that matters until you clearly articulate what matters." That's the heart of mission: understanding...
Everything starts and ends with mission. We must re-frame the conversation about mission and explore the role that mission can play in helping your church. Here’s a hint, it’s a vital role.
Guiding a church from being unhealthy to being healthy is never about giving them “tips and tricks” and taking on lots of new strategies; it’s about discovering the small number of actual solutions to their unique challenges and dysfunctions. This is why it’s important to assess your church’s health.
You’ve decided you're ready to engage in a revitalization process in your church either on your own or with an experienced, outside guide. You’ve decided on who will be a part of the team to go through the process. Ready to start? No! Don’t...
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.
Congregations must “count the cost,” and assess its readiness to change (especially if there is question) before beginning a church revitalization process.