These are exciting times at Church Community Builder! In addition to reaching major milestones on terms of the number of churches we serve and the number of associates on our team, we have now completed our first business acquisition! On November 16, we finalized the purchase of ChurchNumbers from Idibri. ChurchNumbers is a visual dashboard that allows church leadership to make better decisions by being able to track real-time data in clear and actionable ways.
You understand church communications isn't really about controlling a brand or a message. It's about what people hear and how that inspires them to move towards the place you want for them.
Does attending large social gatherings leave you feeling exhausted? Have you ever decided to turn down a party invitation to stay home by yourself? Does not talking for several hours at a time sound perfectly normal (and relaxing) to you? Me too! As a fellow introvert, allow me to reassure you that you’re not weird or antisocial. Solitude and quiet enable us to recharge so we can go back out into this extroverted world with some energy left in our physical and emotional tanks.
One of the most difficult aspects of ministry is to view your church through the eyes of your visitors. Everything your church does is based on the goal of reaching new people in your community. Some are churched, many are not. All have different perspectives that we can learn from. Unfortunately, many churches don’t have a clue why people come — and go.
Jordan is the youth pastor at a well-established church in the South. He started working at the church right out of college and has now been there five years. He loves his job and he sings (although poorly) in his car on the way to and from the church. Jordan’s heart is for the Gospel; ministering to young people and reaching out to lost, broken, and insecure teenagers with the healing power of Jesus Christ is his passion. He is blessed by the opportunity to change the trajectory of kids’ lives as his vocation. As with any gig, there are things that could be better. For Jordan, he feels like his thoughts aren’t valued by his church’s leadership and that he is often branded as a ‘typical youth pastor’. He isn’t the type to rock the boat just to give people motion sickness, but he has ideas that he feels could benefit the church go unheard.