What the Lead or Solo Pastor Must Lead! – Pastorpedia

These we must not assign to anyone else – at least we think so, and we mean in any size church. Under 100 or over 10,000! We think these four or five areas are the priorities we must carry on our own backs. And while the three of us will not have the same lists, we hope, like everything we …

Oh, and About That Sermon – Pastorpedia

Most surveys (think George Barna asking his wife questions when he gets home in the evening) still show that 80-90% of new people at church come because they were invited by a friend. So our faithful people are the best way to guests and new regulars.

Let's Fill in the Moats Around our Church Buildings! – Pastorpedia

They often grow wider over time and we get more separated from the people and needs right around our location. We have church fellowship schedules that fill our weeks which become months and then years. Let’s build bridges to our neighbors and to local needs, honoring missions that are local as well as global. Our Lord would like that. So, …

I’ll Be at Church for Christmas – Pastorpedia

The famous old song may be about being home for Christmas, but a lot of people do try church then, and at Easter, and we must make the most of it. How many times as a pastor have I been driving home from a holiday Sunday or service thinking, “I wish we would have…(whatever),” or “Next year we have got …

The Main Way People Judge Church – Pastorpedia on Worship

In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how pastors can improve the worship service experience. We can wish they would really check our discipleship materials or children’s programs. We can beef up the counseling or clean the building better. We can quote Barna who says 80% of people come as guests because …