Three Things You Can Learn About Employee Retention From the Disney Company, by Advantage Family

As one of the most successful and enduring brands in the world, the Walt Disney Company gets a lot of attention for its attention to detail and customer experience. While the brand’s focus on customer service is important, its dedication to employees makes the brand one of the best companies to work for. Disney consistently appears on top employer lists, … Read More


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How to Defeat Bitterness with Humility and God’s Strength

During one of the most emotionally difficult periods of my life, I (Nelson) was facing some circumstances that had me completely on the defensive. I felt as if I was being attacked from all sides and wanted nothing more than to give up and run. During that time, God kept bringing this passage to my mind: In my distress I … Read More


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What to Communicate to Your Small Group Leaders

Once you have confirmed a leader, it’s time to get busy nailing down all of the important details for their group, as well as important information about the leaders themselves. While you are in the process of collecting this information from your confirmed leaders, use the opportunity to communicate some important details to them. Make sure your small group leaders … Read More


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Big Fall Sale: Equip Your Church for Growth and Save Up to 94%

Fall is the optimum time to reach more people in your community and also start to prepare for the Christmas season and the New Year to come. I know you have many goals that you’ve set for your church — I’d like to partner with you in exceeding those goals. So I’m thinking a Big Fall Sale is in order to help you maximize … Read More


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Don’t Waste Energy Worrying: How to Fight One Day at a Time

Matthew 6:34 states, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” In this verse, Jesus encourages His followers not to worry about the future. He says, “Each day has enough trouble of its own.” In other words, you can fight against stress and frustrations only one day at a time. … Read More


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Leaders Raise Up Others

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” — Philippians 2:3 (NLT)


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Lyle Schaller on a Serious Societal Shortage

“The most serious shortage in our society is for skilled transformational leaders who possess the capability to initiate planned change from within an organization.” — Lyle Schaller (April 19, 1923 – March 18, 2015), the Dean of Church Consultants, began his career as an urban planner for the city of Madison, Wisconsin. He left that life to pursue his calling as a church … Read More


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‘Elderly are the greatest missionary force that we will have in the coming decades’, by Evangelical Focus

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), has published the study Working Better With Age, which “summarises the main challenges and good country practices to improve the employment prospects of people at an older age”. “The median age of the population is projected to increase from 40 years today to 45 years in the mid-2050s, and the ratio of … Read More


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Eat the Frog: How to Tackle Your Least-Favorite Tasks

Frogs. They’re everywhere. As a matter of fact, I’m sure frogs interrupt your day every day. A frog is a big, ugly task—one you would rather not have to face. So you let it sit there on your desk, staring you down. Occasionally it ribbits, waiting for you to do something. It hops up and down to get your attention. … Read More


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The Church as a Rocket Ship

Picture your church as a tall, lean pyramid. Now, flip that pyramid on its side so that it resembles a rocket moving through space. In your mind’s eye, draw a line straight across the middle of your rocket, from the tip to the base. The two halves making up the whole are your weekend service and small groups. Try to … Read More


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