Category Archives: Tried & True Methods First

“Our church is financially broke”

Every church goes through lean times financially. Four years ago it was our turn.1 Our church treasurer came to me with the bad news. “Pastor, as you know, we have been falling behind on our bills each month for several … Continue reading

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4 Things to Do if Your Church Says “No” to Evangelism

The pastor on the phone sounded defeated. “I talked to the church board about Evangelism and they said they didn’t want any evangelism this year, and maybe not next year either.” In situations like this it is possible to forget … Continue reading

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Finding Interests – Ministry Models

Join us Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 1pm Central Time as we discuss Finding Interests on our Ministry Models Teleconference. Call 515-604-9000; Access Code 540330. When Jesus said “The harvest is great…” did He really mean it? Is the harvest still great … Continue reading

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Goal Setting & Accomplishment – Ministry Models

Join us Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 1pm Central Time as we discuss Goal Setting & Accomplishment on our Ministry Models Teleconference. Call 515-604-9000; Access Code 540330 Here are 3 Ministry Models to set goals and accomplish them that I have found helpful. Feel … Continue reading

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Church Fills Baptistery With Water Every Month

A congregation near Dallas highlights the key role that local churches play in the Adventist world church. By Andrew McChesney Three months came and went with no baptisms at the Richardson Seventh-day Adventist Church near Dallas, Texas. The absence might … Continue reading

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Introducing “Ministry Models” Teleconference

Pastors, need a quick boost of insight? Join our free monthly Ministry Models Teleconference the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1pm Central time. The topic for September 7 – Time Management. The three Ministry Model tips for discussion are: … Continue reading

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Reaping Meeting Basics

Jesus said “Go… Make Disciples… Baptize them… Teach them to observe all things.” Matthew 28:18-20. In the process it is important to prepare people for baptism. To keep focused on this it helpful for a church family to schedule a … Continue reading

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