Category Archives: roles

Just Kidding!

Preaching is an art, but it comes with old conventions. One common practice is to start your sermon with a joke. There are several reasons for this. Some preachers use it as a way to grab the congregation’s attention after … Continue reading

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Conforming to the Brand

Ministry can be a minefield of mishaps, injuries, and misunderstandings. It is easy to take a wrong step and hurt someone’s feelings, or expose a long-buried resentment. A sermon, or even a chance comment, can unleash a chain reaction of … Continue reading

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Branding Your Ministry – pt 2: No one’s perfect

Last month’s post dealt with the concept of branding a church so that presents a consistent image that can drive both mission and publicity. Conversely, you could say that a strong mission identity can mold all aspects of the ministry … Continue reading

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Virtually News pt 2.

What makes for a good congregational newsletter? Should it be purely informational, or should it have articles on theology? And what approach should the minister take in the publication? When I was a small church minister, I took over the … Continue reading

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