Tag: best practices
A way to add new volunteers to your teams this year that you are probably overlooking.
By Greg Curtis: Let’s face it. 2020 has taken a huge bite out of our volunteer apple. As churches cautiously regather, many volunteers have chosen not to return because… The spike in COVID makes them afraid to regather They are in a high risk demographic They are moving away due […]
How did this small church more than triple in size in less than 3 years?
By Greg Curtis: Hint: it wasn’t outreach. Watch my 23 minute video interview with Robby Smith who pastors Redemption Church, a small church that has tripled in size in less than 3 years (including growth in during the quarantine). I love this guy, his leaders and his church. They are […]
Two ways to handle political division like Jesus did (Facebook Live summary session 11).
By: Greg Curtis I recently had a person make a confession to me. They were at a weekly men’s prayer breakfast with 4 new men attending. During the prayer request time, he had asked everyone to pray against our current president and his policies as he believed all Christians should. […]
How to connect with guests who are watching your services on demand instead of live (Facebook Live summary session 9)
By: Greg Curtis When I was a kid, I never dreamed I would watch TV the way I do today. In first through third grade, one of my all time favorite cartoons was “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. It came on once a year. That’s not a typo. I’m […]
Creating an online engagement pathway, taking attendance online, and more (Facebook Live session 3 summary)
by Greg Curtis: The quarantine has made it easier than ever to access good teaching about Jesus and the life his death and resurrection makes possible. It has not made it easier however to connect with others to experience that life everyday. Or has it? Sherpas-leaders at your church are […]
Connecting Guests to your Church Online during the Quarantine (Facebook Live session 2 summary)
By Greg Curtis: I loved spending 25 minutes on Facebook Live with many of you, sharing what we are learning right now about engaging guests online at my church. I promised a written summary of that discussion with linked resources so here it is! The session was built on a […]
5 practical things I learned on a hike help me connect people better at church
by Greg Curtis: This is me and my daughter Carly making our ascent toward Castle Rock (in the background) above Big Bear Lake California. As we hiked, bouldered and climbed, I had 5 powerful things illustrated to me as a Connector in a local church. Scroll down this photo journal […]
How a Type 9 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them
by Greg Curtis: Kendra at one of her favorite places to be: Big Bear Lake California. If you have three children like I do, you have had the concern for the emotional landscape of your child in the middle. My so-called “middle child” is Kendra. She is now 24. Kendra […]
How a Type 8 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them
by Greg Curtis: Charles and is son Rainier. As a Three, people who want to kick the tires once the truck is moving, can just be in my way. Not Charles Stoicu. Charles can walk into a room and rally people, silently lead people through others he is raising up […]
Three Characteristics of Church Planting Systems
By Ed Stetzer: Three basic findings describe where North American organizations are collectively in adjusting their systems to equip churches to become church planting churches. Implementation of Church Multiplication Practices First, we are seeing significant attempts to implement church multiplication practices into church planting systems, particularly in an organization’s vision and […]