Teams are far from a new concept by now, but few teams function well, and fewer still are what I’d label as “high functioning teams.” What elevates a group of individuals that work for a common goal to a team that is able to do great things?
Growth churches are the result of ministries focused on changing hearts, lives and communities. These top 25 fastest growing, large United Methodist Churches tell stories of changing the world and building God’s kingdom.
If you’re going to properly staff a church creative team in both paid and volunteer roles, then you need to be able to think about your situation in terms of job functions, not positions. What are the essential church creative jobs for an effective communications and media team?
I call it the 1-3-5-7 Method – the leadership work of building a sustainable creative culture that thrives beyond an individual leader’s influence. The premise of the method is that it takes a minimum of seven years to build something that lasts.
Good communication begins with understanding the people with whom you’re communicating. The goal of church marketing isn’t selling. It’s building relationships. We of all people in the church should know this.
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.
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.
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.