Treat First-Time Guests with “Raving Fan” Service

A first-time guest wants to feel respected and welcomed. He wants to know that you are happy he’s there, and that you are serious about making sure he has a good experience. The way you, your team, and your regular attenders treat him and his family will tell him most of what he needs to know. Sadly, a large majority … Read More

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10 Things Church Guests Never Want to Hear

As we gear up for summer first-time guests, here is a great reminder on what NOT to do in welcoming them, from Ben Reed, the small groups pastor at Long Hollow, a multi-site church in the Nashville, TN area. Our pastor isn’t normally this ________. We’re full. Sorry.  What are you doing here? You can’t serve now … you’ve got … Read More

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Upgrade Your Church’s Systems this Summer at Disney World!

I would like to invite you to join me at the don’t-miss LIVE event of the year – The Church Systems Check-Up and Bootcamp. The Church Systems Check-Up and Bootcamp is where we cover the latest learnings on each of the eight systems (Evangelism, Assimilation, Leadership, etc.) and focus on NEW areas of the systems that have never been addressed. This event is the … Read More

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Last Chance – New FREE E-book : Secret to Maximum Church Growth! (It’s in your numbers)

Many pastors think there’s a secret to Church growth.  Many wonder “why isn’t my church growing?” However, many churches are growing, but you just don’t realize it because you’re not tracking all the right numbers. Keeping track of attendance is just one way to determine church growth, but it’s not the only way. You have to track the right numbers … Read More

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What is a Renegade Pastor?

What exactly is a renegade pastor? A renegade is someone who has abandoned average in favor of excellence.  He is a rebel with a purpose– someone who rises up against resistance, mediocrity, and conformity.  A renegade is not a lawbreaker.  He’s is not contrarian for contrarianism’s sake.  He is not looking for a fight with other church leaders, but with … Read More

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Developing a Reading SYSTEM

I love systems. In fact, there’s an entire approach to church that we call the “healthy church, healthy systems” approach, where I teach you the eight systems of a church.  I’ve written books that tie in to each of those systems, to help you apply them in your life. I’ve developed resources for each of those systems, and on and on. … Read More

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What Gets Rewarded, Gets Repeated (Part 1) – First and Second Time Guest Gifts

What you celebrate in your church matters… it matters when it comes to evangelism, discipleship and life charge. Today, I want to challenge you to celebrate the right things and see a greater blessing in those areas of your church. There is an old leadership principle that says, “That which gets rewarded gets repeated,” and I think that’s true. In … Read More

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Lead Your Church to Grow – Free Webinars This Week & Next

Your church could be reaching more people than it is now and I want to help! You’re invited to join me on a FREE Webinar I’m leading this week and next, called “The 8 Systems of a Healthy Church (and How to Improve Them)” If your church isn’t growing the way think it should be, I can relate.  About 10 … Read More

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