10 Common Mistakes When Leading Easter Services

When Easter Sunday approaches, church leaders feel the pressure to engage people like never before. In that attempt, we often do things that aren’t helpful. Here are 10 common mistakes to avoid while planning and leading Easter services.

12 Goals for Our Church in 2021

While we know there are uncertainties around 2021, we also know that our mandate hasn’t changed. We are called to make disciples. Here are some of our goals to see that happen.

Expectant

Amid an uncertain 2020, God did incredible things through our church. We are expectant of what he will do in 2021.

Pastoral Reflection on 2020

As I look back over 2020, I’m more overwhelmed at what God did than what we endured. Yes, this year had its fair share of challenges, but it didn’t hinder God’s work.

4 Questions for Long-Term Sermon Planning

One of the most helpful ways to preach faithfully to a local congregation is to have a long-term plan. It doesn’t limit the Holy Spirit, but I think the process connects you even more to Him in your preparation and delivery.

What Causes Disagreeing Christians to Unite

What causes disagreeing Christians to unite is when we can agree upon a prioritized issue. While we often get sidetracked in inconsequential debates, a serious rallying cry often wakes us up. Maybe we need to keep that.

Leading Your Church Through the Rest of 2020

2020 has been challenging, but we still have a ways to go. Instead of losing a critical opportunity by pacing through another intermediate stage as a church, what if you created a strategy for the next three months of which your entire church could get behind?