Seven Habits Of A Highly Effective Church Staff

March 31, 2014

Seven Habits Of A Highly Effective Church Staff A good friend of mine, Bruce Smith, has taken Dr. Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and has added his own twist to them for staff members of local churches. He refers to them as “Seven Habits of a Highly Effective Church Staff.” Here they…

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How Effective Is Your Leadership Team

March 28, 2014

I have discovered that most leadership teams struggle with team effectiveness. I have personally lead teams that were not effective as well as teams that have been very effective. In this post I would like to put forth some questions for team leaders and team members to ponder: How does your team evaluate its effectiveness?…

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Your Leadership Structure Matters

March 26, 2014

Developing a strategy or a process to move people spiritually will force a local church to “re-think” every aspect of church life in order to serve their spiritual process of growing fully surrendered disciples. We have found this to be true at Eastside Community Church. Developing a clear process has forced us to “re-think” everything…

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What Is Your Spiritual Process For Making Disciples?

March 24, 2014

Will Mancini is correct in stating, “Don’t focus on growing a church through programs, focus on growing it’s people with a process.” At Eastside Community Church we have found this to be absolutely true. Since April 2012, Eastside has gone from 360 in attendance to 570. I contribute our success to a variety of factors but…

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March 21, 2014

What is a “Buzz” event? A “Buzz” event is an event sponsored by a church to build relationships with those who are starting their spiritual journey or who have drifted on their journey. A “Buzz” event can take place during a Sunday morning worship time or at some other time during the week.  In short,…

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How To Evaluate Your Church’s Effectiveness At Hosting Events

March 19, 2014

Churches are KNOWN for hosting events. Churches can host one event after another with great ease.  Although churches are known for hosting events they are also known for not evaluating their effectiveness of hosting events. How does a church evaluate the effectiveness of an event? What is a simple process for the leadership of a…

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How To Be Intentional This Easter

March 16, 2014

Easter is only a few weeks away. How is your church going to be intentional leading up to Easter? Here is how we are going to be intentional… Launching a new sermon series on Easter, “I Am Jesus.” We will be sending out digital invites to everyone the week of Easter. In addition, we will…

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The Power Of Digital Invites

March 10, 2014

Dear Friends, In the past, Eastside started intentionally promoting our various BUZZ Events and Sermon Series through the use of printed postcards. We would get 1,000 postcards printed and delivered for around $60.00. Here is an example of the postcards we printed: After investing time and much resources into producing various postcards; we have decided…

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FREE Breakfast on Sunday!

March 7, 2014

Dear Friends, Don’t forget to SPRING forward an hour on Saturday night before you go to bed. Sleep in as late as possible then head out to Eastside. We will be serving up a FREE pancake breakfast with fruit, coffee, juice, etc. We will serve breakfast from 9:00am to 11:00am. I look forward to seeing…

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