How Church Growth Really Works

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A fellow communicator told me her pastor asked her to make an ad campaign to grow the church. I wondered if her pastor understood how church growth works.

What is the Purpose of a Creative Element in Worship?

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She asked, the leadership of my church is not clear on the purpose of a creative element in worship. Does it serve the sermon? Prepare people for the sermon? Is it just something “special” to keep things interesting? What is it for?

A Day in the Life of a Church Creative Director

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Ever wondered what a church creative director does? I am the Creative and Communications Director at St Andrew, a large in the Dallas area. Often, people ask what I do. Creative leadership is one of the most important things a church can have. Here’s a typical day.

You Have Two Choices: Lead Up or Complain Down

Something going wrong? You have two options – lead up or complain down. But, you say, you don’t know my boss! And, perhaps it’s as tough as you say. But before you gave up, consider two moments in the Scriptures when someone had an option to lead up or complain down.

Struggling with change resistance? Use this vision toolkit

If you are trying to create a specific future – a growing company, a healthy church, a community of people – then you assuredly face opposition. In their book Illuminate, Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanche outline why this is and how story can you help move forward.

Your Origin Story is Sending You Clues

The origin story sets the ground rules for the story of the life that follows. Sometimes, though, the story’s caretakers lose sight of the origin. Rediscovering and knowing your origin story in a deep way provides a key to understanding your identity.