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Every church rises and falls on the backs of leaders, and every leader has one or more roles to play. Each of these roles represents those we get to support and encourage with our software, coaching, and tribes. We have organized the content on this blog so you can easily find what is most relevant to the leadership you provide to your church. You will be happy to know most of our people have actually served in one or more of these roles as well. They can write about this stuff because they have actually lived it!

Church Community Builder Core Value: Build a Positive Spirit

Redefining Discipleship

Who Needs a Dose of Recovery?

Building Buildings Is Easier Than Building People

The Value of a Champion

Fingerprints Everywhere, Name Nowhere

How to Spot Your Next Great Leader

How You Lead Matters

‘Shift Happens’; Now What?

Growing your church one experience at a time

New Preferred Service Provider:Vanco Payment Solutions

How will you invest in your church staff in 2016?

New Preferred Service Provider: Bluebridge

Secrets to multisite success

New Preferred Service Provider:Render Virtual Webmaster Services

7 questions to ask about mobile apps

4 risks that could take down your ministry in 2016

Why are there deceased donors on giving statements?

How to build a strong and diverse ministry staff

Multisite Movement Trends to Watch

Could mobile become your church’s new ‘welcome center’ in 2016?

5 resources to help you make more disciples in 2016

The most important thing church leaders can do during the holiday season

What Christmas Eve is like for church leaders

Reaching church members in an app-centric world

Discipleship Begins with YOU!

5 reasons you should prioritize your year-end giving strategy

How to connect your church through mobile technology during the holidays

How is your guest follow-up going?

How to define and measure every level of member engagement

5 ways churches can maximize the mobile ministry opportunity

Celebrate what you want to replicate

Advancing Your Mission Through Better Dashboards

Aligning Aspirations and Actions

Church Health Precedes Growth

Build community with guests before converting them

Accelerate ministry momentum by equipping the saints

To thine own ministry be true...

Balancing strategy with God’s calling

The ultimate guide to choosing your next church management software

How to improve the culture of any church staff

New Preferred Service Provider:Protect My Ministry

Mobile is changing the way church leaders do ministry

The hidden cost of church staff turnover

Use stories to move your church from apathy to action!

3 Reasons Your Church Management Software Should Be a Discipleship Tool

Close the gap between your current reality and ministry vision

Constantly improving your ministry effectiveness

Are you thriving or dying?

6 types of church leaders you see on social media

How to protect your church from today’s most common ministry risks

Effective church leaders create a safe environment

2 principles for identifying and developing great leaders

3 questions business leaders ask (that church leaders should adopt)

10 practical ways to protect your vision for ministry

4 church giving questions every executive pastor should answer

3 toxic mindsets that destroy church culture

3 things every executive pastor should know about staff accountability

Is your church staff task-driven or vision-focused?

2 questions every executive pastor should ask to create momentum this fall

How to unleash generosity throughout your entire church

7 reasons you need absolute clarity about who your church is trying to reach

3 ways to empower your church staff for effective ministry

How to successfully implement new ministry initiatives

4 ways your church management software enhances online giving

New Preferred Service Provider: AssessME.org

New Preferred Service Provider: Focus Next Steps

Take a Practical Look at Giving

4 Questions to Help Executive Pastors Plan and Prepare for Fall

5 Followup Processes Every Church Needs to Define

Say goodbye to the summer giving slump

Re-thinking the approach to discipleship

How church technology can make or break your culture

Who is developing your church staff?

4 simple ways to measure discipleship

Strategy isn’t just for business

New technology and a good sermon don’t equal sustainable generosity

You Can’t Build Community Without Administration

3 principles for retaining church members (and how to implement them)

5 tests for church leaders who want their ministry to grow

Sharpening our saws, serving you better!

Optimize your church’s website for a good first impression

New Preferred Service Provider: Mogiv

7 things church leaders should know about next generation generosity

Developing the next generation of church leaders

4 questions to help you evaluate your church’s connection process

Direct Communication Gets You Moving and Improving

Why your church should have a succession plan for every ministry role

Why you might be alienating guests from the platform (and how to avoid it)

XPs … you’re not alone.

5 reasons why executive pastors are the linchpins of ministry

Webinar: 5 Essential Tests for Churches Who Want to Grow

Creating a Healthy Staff Culture

Why so much love for Executive Pastors?

Four Trends That Are Changing Church Giving

How to Connect the Dots Between Attendance and Active Ministry Engagement

4 Ways Church Leaders Can Structure Organic Community

4 Ways to Protect Your Ministry While Equipping the Saints

Executive Pastor Dashboards: Evaluate the Health of Your Ministry at a Glance

4 simple ways to protect your church from financial mismanagement

One HUGE mistake churches are making online (and how to fix it)

How video can help your church build stronger relationships and deeper community

A simple way to streamline and improve church communication

Does your church’s connection process matter … really?

Partner Spotlight: Church rallies an entire community around a special need

3 ways to surface church trends and make better ministry decisions

Is your ministry at risk?

What every church leader should know about next generation generosity

How to grow your church by multiplying your culture

Does your staff really embrace Ephesians 4 ministry?

The value of coaching in ministry

What Is a Leadership Role?

Increase your giving from the next generation

Is your church staff afraid to fail?

Becoming an ‘entrepreneurial’ ministry leader

4 ways technology can help Executive Pastors execute in ministry

When It Counts: Why Stories and Numbers Matter

What every executive pastor should know about retaining first-time guests

How to develop a culture of transformational generosity in your church

Partner Highlight: How one church doubled its volunteers by equipping the saints

“What makes your church different?” — a question every church leader must answer

Ten ways volunteers can fuel (or hinder) church growth in 2015

One word that will increase your ministry impact in 2015

New Preferred Service Provider: ChurchCast

Five new Church Community Builder features you should know

Church Partner Highlight: Decentralizing ministry after 100 years of history

Five resources to overcome the most difficult ministry challenges in 2015

Church Management Software 101: What every church leader should know

Three new ways to extend your use of Church Community Builder in 2015

Three ways technology can improve your ministry in 2015