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Building a Culture of Thankfulness in your Church - Church Leadership

Building a Culture of Thankfulness in your Church

No matter what denomination you’re a part of, no matter what theology you adhere to, and no matter what size your church is, the “culture” of your church has more impact than just about anything else. People connect to a church because of the culture.  Simple as that. There are many factors that build a high-level life-giving culture, and Thankfulness ...
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4 Common Struggles with Church Software

4 Common Struggle with Church Management Software

Churches need tools that will help them with the management side of church.  It’s important that we have a way to keep up with member information, track attendance, communicate with people, manage contributions, and lots of other things.  Especially as a church grows larger, the tasks can become overwhelming which can hinder church leaders from doing what they love doing ...
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4 Effective Communication Tools for Church Leaders

4 Effective Communication Tools for Church Leaders

Effective communication is, by far, one of the critical elements of any successful organization. Without it, people become frustrated, feel left out, and spend lots of effort on the wrong things. Without it, the vision of the organization gets forgotten, people go in different directions, and unity is lost. Without it, connection is sacrificed and things that should have been ...
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7 Myths about Church Leadership

7 Myths about Church Leadership

One thing I learned in obtaining a master’s in leadership is this: Defining leadership is difficult. John Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence.” I love a simple definition. Simple works. Its effective and communicates. Still, I have observed leadership is often not easy to define as a few simple words. In fact, there are many myths when it comes to even ...
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5 Connections Every Pastor Needs

5 Connections Every Pastor Needs

5 Connections Every Pastor NeedsThe life of a Pastor is very rewarding, but is also one of (if not THE) most challenging and difficult.  Pastors often feel isolated, overwhelmed and discouraged.  But God’s plan is not that church leaders live a miserable life, but that they live a life full of excitement and encouragement even in the midst of hardships ...
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Simple Game Plan for Church Social Media

A Simple Game-Plan for your Church Social Media

A Simple Game-Plan for your Church Social Media One of the things that COVID-19 has brought is an increased awareness of the NEED for churches to be focused on their “online” presence.  It has challenged church leaders everywhere to recognize the reality that their people are engaging online through social media platforms more than ever before.  The fact is, that ...
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5 Ways Pastors Can Fail Their Leaders

5 Ways Pastors Can Fail Their Leaders

5 Ways Pastors Can Fail Their LeadersAs Pastors, we all want to do a good job.  None of us want to fail the people we serve, but especially the people who have shown the grit and effort to help us lead our churches.  Our Leaders are so important to the success of our churches, and they deserve our very best ...
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3 Reasons Online Giving is SO Important for your church Right Now

3 Reasons Online Giving is SO Important Right Now

3 Reasons Online Giving is SO Important Right Now As you know, there’s been a major shift in the past several years for churches.  It’s the shift from simply passing the plate, to offering more options.  The people who attend your church live in a world where cash is used less and debit cards can be used in every establishment ...
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Leading your church through COVID

7 Tips for Leading Your Church Through COVID

COVID-19 has brought so much change to the world as a whole, and definitely to the “normal” of the church world.  From fear and uncertainty, to restrictions and busted budgets, church leaders have found themselves mixed up in a different set of circumstances than we’ve ever had to deal with before. With all that said, God is still God, and ...
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5 Characteristics of Highly Effective Church Leaders

5 Characteristics of Highly Effective Leaders

5 Characteristics of Highly Effective LeadersA good leader inspires people to do something bigger than themselves. In the case of churches and para-church groups, the Great commission along with the Great Commandment are the driving reasons for all we do. In order to make a difference, we need to work together to accomplish key objectives. I believe that we are ...
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3 C's for Church Leaders

3 C’s churches need from their Leaders right now

3 C's Churches Need from their Leaders right now To say the least, this is one of the most interesting and challenging seasons our generation has ever seen.  The church has certainly been impacted, and the restrictions from the impact of the coronavirus have forced us as church leaders to re-think how we do so many things. One thing is ...
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Pastoring Your Community

5 Suggestions for Pastors when you have the Community’s Attention

5 Suggestions for Pastors when you have the Community's AttentionThere are times when a pastor is launched into the role of being a community pastor. At this point, it doesn’t matter the size of the church or the notoriety of the pastor. The community is looking for the pastor to lead. Many pastors are experiencing this phenomenon now with the ...
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Recruiting and Developing Team Leaders in your church

3 Keys to Recruiting and Developing Team Leaders

3 Keys to Recruiting and Developing Team Leaders This past summer I attended a Destiny Leader conference in which Dr. Mike Hayes spoke a sentence that has been turning over in my mind ever since I heard it. The context of his statement was in reference to his working with Pastors. He said, “There are those that have the calling ...
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4 Simple Ways to Increase Giving at your Church

4 Simple Ways to Increase Giving at your church in 2020

4 Simple Ways to Increase Giving at your Church in 2020 Money is an important part of the success of your church.  I know…we don’t like to say it out loud, but it’s true.  Not only does God’s vision for your church need funding, but also, God’s desire for your people is that they become givers of their time, talents ...
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10 Resolutions for Church Leaders

10 Resolutions for Church Leaders

We're a few weeks into 2020, and according to statistics, most people have already quit on any "resolutions" they made.  Whether you intended to lose some weight, stop an old habit or start a new routine, hopefully you're still going.  In this post, Ron gives some great resolutions specifically for us as church leaders. The best leadership, in my opinion, ...
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8 Top Features Churches Want in a Church Management Software

8 Top Features Churches Want in a Church Management Software

Churches are not just communities of faith where Christians come to worship.  They are also complex business organizations who need the right tools to help with administrative tasks and keeping up with key metrics and data.  For a church to grow, they need the right tools and software in place.  Church management software is one of the most important decisions ...
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Plan your Church Events a Year Ahead - Church Management

5 Steps to Planning your Church Events a Year Ahead

Church Events can be incredibly helpful for your church when it comes to building community, growing your people, and reaching more people for Christ.  But they can also be incredibly frustrating if you don't find ways to PLAN WELL. Many times, the event can become daunting and draining, and can end up having a negative impact on your team rather ...
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Effective Guest Follow-up

3 Quick Tips for Effective Guest Follow-Up

Guest Follow-up is always a hot topic among church leaders.  As local churches, we minister to the members and regular attenders, but we’re also driven to reach more people.   We want to see more people impacted by the saving grace of Jesus.   We want to see the church grow, and there’s no doubt God wants to see the ...
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7 Ways to See More Volunteers Serving in your Church

7 Ways to See More Volunteers Serving in your Church

One of the main ingredients found in healthy, growing churches is a strong community of volunteer teams.  There’s a culture where new people are actively getting involved and finding fulfillment through serving on teams, genuinely knowing they are an important part of something great. Sometimes you hear negative reports about how people “just don’t want to help”, but typically that’s ...
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Church Leader Reminders - 6 Things

6 Things to Remember as a Church Leader

The life of a church leader is definitely full of lots of Ups and Downs. Disasters, followed by great news, followed by heart-break, followed by a moment with God, followed by somebody sharing a win... There's nothing quite like leading a church, is there?  (Can I get an AMEN?) Here at Faith Teams, we genuinely care about church leaders.  We ...
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4 Texts Your Church Should Be Sending

You’re probably hearing a lot about church texting, and why your church should be using text messaging. Why is texting in church so popular these days? Truth is, a lot of what you see is simply marketing.  Some companies even go so far as to create false urgency, trying to convince you that your church should buy their problem-solving tool ...
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5 Ways to Kill Church Volunteers

5 Ways to Kill your Volunteer Teams

Countless thousands of church leaders have learned over decades (some the hard way) that “Lone Ranger” leadership doesn’t have a place in the local church. God created us as humans to be in relationships with other people.  And not only for connection-sake, but also so that we could accomplish things for Him. God Loves Teamwork. Successful churches have learned that ...
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Preachers Kids - Faith Teams Church Management Software

7 Suggestions for Parenting our PK’s

Church Leaders are passionate people. It’s more than a job – It’s a lifestyle.  I get it. However, if we aren’t very intentional about how we live our lives as a minister, we’ll allow our calling to negatively impact our kids. None of it is intentional, but it can still happen nonetheless. Being transparent here… I can remember times where ...
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3 Things Every Church Should Push

3 Things Every Church Should PUSH

Whatever the mission statement of your church is, every church has the goal of helping people connect with God.  As church leaders, we want to see people experience salvation.  That’s a no-brainer. But our relationship with God goes beyond that initial experience.  We’re called to a lifetime of living for God and experiencing all He has for us. So as ...
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5 ays to Build-Up Leaders in your Church

5 Ways to Build-Up Leaders in your Church

Many churches find themselves in the dreadful place where only a few people are doing the majority of the work.  Of course, this leads to burn-out and lots of frustrations along the way. It also keeps the church from growing and reaching the place God wants it to go. Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership.  -John Maxwell It’s tempting to ...
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Easter Church Strategies

5 Questions to Ask Before Easter

Most would argue that Easter is the MOST important and significant holiday for Christians.  It’s the day we celebrate the fact that Jesus Christ is the Risen Savior. It’s unquestionable that Easter is a HUGE day for Christian churches in America. Christianity Today, Gallup, and Pew Research Center all agree that more people attend church on Easter Sunday than on ...
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6 Reasons Your Church Should Count

6 Reasons Your Church Should COUNT

We never want to only be focused on the numbers, but counting and measuring is definitely a key part of leading a growing church.  Some people are cautious when it comes to business-like concepts when it comes to leading a church, but counting and measuring helps church leaders in lots of ways. Here are Six Reasons your church Should COUNT ...
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Church Volunteer Scheduling Software Comparison

5 Reasons Faith Teams is a great alternative to Planning Center

Planning Center is a powerful software, but it’s not a great fit for every church. Here are 5 Reasons why Faith Teams is a better choice for your church. 1. Simple & Affordable Pricing Faith Teams pricing is simple: It’s $40/month. It includes all of our features, and we don’t change the price because of which features you use, and ...
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Breeze ChMS

5 Reasons Faith Teams is a great alternative to Breeze ChMS

We get this question so often, we thought we should write to explain how we compare to Breeze ChMS. There are a number of similarities in features, so in this post we’ll focus on what we have that is unique and can bring value to your church. When it comes to the best church management software, Faith Teams is not ...
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