How To Get People To Show Up To Something At Church

It is an ongoing challenge in the church. Everyone is busy. Too busy. So how do you actually get folks to show up to something? Your church is hosting a great event. You have volunteers who have put in a ton of time and prayer. How can you help make sure people actually show up? Here are a few basics I have learned over the years. No magic bullet here. Just some serious intentionality, work, and love. (To two volunteers who are getting nervous because only three people have signed up for their big event, which is scheduled for next month.... Hey Jim and Sue! I am pumped about this great event and am planning on going. I know you have been a bit discouraged by the lack of early registration.

The Call of Bi-Vocational Replanting

How do you know if you are “called” to a bi-vocational church? I think the answer is pretty simple. Do you think God is calling you to the church? Can that church pay you a full-time salary, or can they pay you enough to provide for your family? If not…congratulations, you have been called to be a bi-vocational pastor! While we are starting to see a multitude of men seeking to be a part of a movement that embraces serving and replanting dying churches, I have not seen a lot of talk about going to a church that cannot pay a decent salary. We know that Paul told the church to pay a pastor well, especially those that “labor in preaching and teaching” (1 Timothy 5:17-18). We also know that

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