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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

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Vital Statistics. Man count, car count, soul winners count, teachers and workers count, adult count, Wednesday night Bible Study count, Bus workers count, bus count, tithing units count, tithes & offerings count, souls saved count, … Read More

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Church PR. Introduce yourself to the local papers’ Religious Editor. Keep him up to date on special events. When you have special guests for a big day give him an opportunity to interview them. Honor … Read More