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Weekly attendance to Sunday school, Sunday morning, Sunday night, Bus meeting, Teachers & Workers meeting, Wednesday night, Thursday night soul winning, Saturday Bus meeting. Record offerings for Sunday and Wednesday, salvation decisions, baptism number. Man … Read More

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Invitation. Assign places for altar workers to be at when the invitation begins. Name takers sitting at the end of each front pew. Clipboards with decision slips under the front pews. Line of men & … Read More

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Pulpiteering. Spend time thinking about the members before preaching. Do not start with the members being adversaries. Build a team spirit with the Devil being the other team. If you cannot get them to laugh … Read More

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Avoid Schisms. Keep soul winning the main thing. The rest a by-product. Emphasis on everyone being a personal soul winner. Let Bible Principles dictate decisions. Repair privately issues. Curative preaching-rare. Preventative preaching-best. Do not believe … Read More

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Pastoral Tips. Stay put in a crisis. Be an encourager. Be optimistic. See the best in people. Read the right kind of authors. Sermons grow. Meet the needs of God’s people. Lead, don’t drive the … Read More

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Leading. When you create & inspire you lead. You must die to self in order to be a principled leader. If you keep control you will not lose control. When you blow up make sure … Read More

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Church budgets. Vote in a budget based on the previous years income. Employ an experienced loyal bookkeeper. Do not base your budget on projections. Have a 20% financial safety net. Make available monthly. quarterly, annual, … Read More

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Furniture & fixtures. Inventory furniture & fixtures. Give each item an inventory number. Put a monetary value on each. Update the list once a year. Furniture and fixtures can be used as collateral for short … Read More

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How to handle ministry setbacks. Retreat but don’t quit. Let three things veto any decision-FINANCES, FACULTY, and FACILITIES. Learn from your critics. Stir the baptismal waters every week. Improve things do not change things. Change … Read More

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Hiring. Do everything yourself. Stay home & win souls. Use volunteers. Choose from your volunteers. Do not start a Christian School. Keep an eye out for a maintenance man to hire first. Secretary/bookkeeper second. You … Read More