Over the years at ARC I have seen some successful as well as some not so successful approaches to fundraising. Here are a few quick tips if you are looking to raise money for a church plant. Mistakes Church Planters Make with Fundraising The biggest mistake people make is not making the ask at all. Don’t be afraid to ask…
If we want to be genuinely free, then there have to be some things we have to let go of first. What are the things you think you will lose if you give up that relationship or position? Usually, the thing we think we are going to lose by letting go is the very thing we are sacrificing by holding on.
We try to be faithful to people who are secretly driving us crazy, and somehow believe this is what God would want us to do. You need to be willing to hear people out on issues that concern you, and not just think they are aware of what is making you so unhappy. Isn’t that what you would like others to do for you?
It can be hard to know what to do when the hard realities of an unhealthy church culture or ministry leader impact our lives. We can start, though, by being honest with ourselves, before we focus on what others can do better.
I would love to say pursuing our calling as a coupe has been a beautiful mountaintop experience, but that would be so far from the truth. It has been a lonely uphill climb full of bumps and bruises.
Often, culture influences our decisions and behaviors without us being aware. This can make it challenging to find a healthy rhythm for our lives after experiencing dysfunction of some kind. How do we make a change when we realize we need to change the atmosphere of our faith? Here are five steps to a healthy church experience.
What do you do when your pastor lets you down? We look at one possible solution in this post.
You have heard of “ABC: Always Be Closing,” but in ministry it needs to be “ABD: Always Be Developing leaders (which includes recruiting leaders).” While recruiting people for your church plant you should consider reaching people far from Christ, finding people who need a church to grow in their faith, but you also have to have other gathers who can…
Lessons Learned at ARC If you had a leadership toolbelt that held your most important lessons in ministry, what would be on it? These are the things you know you are going to need every day. You don’t keep those in a toolbox. You need them close by for easy access. This month will be five years since we moved…
Don’t get discouraged if everyone you know isn’t ready to jump on the church planting train and travel across the country with you on the railroad tracks of faith. This may be the best thing for your future church because the team you build is more important than the team you bring.