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Digging in to Spiritual Development

Digging in to Spiritual Development

Do you want to get your fingers on the pulse of the spiritual development of the members of your group or your congregation? The following are sample questions to ask of members in (informal) personal interviews. The purpose of the interviews is to determine spiritual growth, to assess needs, and to measure progress. You do(…)

Church Revitalization 201

Church Revitalization 201

Here is an opportunity for you to dig into the roots and application of Church Revitalization in this one hour equipping session. It will encourage you, give you greater awareness, and can serve as a tool to equip your staff and key leaders. View the video below. Church Revitalization 5SST 201 from Georgia Baptist Convention(…)

Measuring the Progress of a Bible Study Group

Measuring the Progress of a Bible Study Group

How do you know if the group you lead in Bible study is maturing? One way is to survey them, compile the results, and then repeat the process six months later. Compare the latter results to the former to see if progress is taking place. Here is an example of a survey that a Bible(…)

Kingdom Generosity 201

Kingdom Generosity 201

Here is an opportunity for you to dig into the roots and application of Kingdom Generosity in this 54 minute equipping session. It will encourage you, give you greater awareness, and can serve as a tool to equip your staff and key leaders. View the video below. Kingdom Generosity 5SST 201 from Georgia Baptist Convention(…)

Effective High Attendance Emphasis

Effective High Attendance Emphasis

I was recently asked by a pastor to share the critical components of and effective high attendance emphasis. No matter what your theme or approach you will find the following seven principles to be essential in order to be effective: Build up beginning several weeks out. You cannot announce one or two weeks before and(…)

Spiritual Renewal 201

Spiritual Renewal 201

Here is an opportunity for you to dig into the roots and application of Spiritual Renewal in this 1 hour equipping session. It will encourage you, give you greater awareness, and can serve as a tool to equip your staff and key leaders. Watch the video below. Spiritual Renewal 5SST 201 from Georgia Baptist Convention(…)

What Qualifies One to be a Leader?

What Qualifies One to be a Leader?

I often ask a question in gatherings of church staff; “How many of you have too many leaders in your congregation?” You will not be surprised when I tell you that no one has ever revealed a problem of too many leaders. The key to effective leadership is to develop more leaders. However, people resist(…)

Four Keys for Bringing About Change

Four Keys for Bringing About Change

Leaders by definition serve as “change agents.” Leading change is more difficult when the followers are larger in number, when the followers have been longer entrenched in a culture, or when the leader lacks the skills to inspire and move people toward the desired change. As a leader, you only have control of one of(…)