3 Tips For Managing Church Communications

Church communication management is about sharing information in a proactive way to keep members informed and engaged.

Managing communication is critical to the success of any organization, but specifically non-profits that are built on the trust and donations of their members.

People involved in a ministry have a vested interest in what the organization is doing and how they are performing.

Church communication management is about sharing information in a proactive way to keep members informed and engaged. Read the Full Article →

What is FOCUS PDCA Methodology?

FOCUS PDCA is an improvement methodology that many organizations use to guide their improvement efforts. It’s simply a formalized process for improvement.

Creating a culture of continuous improvement requires having an AIM or knowing exactly what the organization is striving for.

This means the entire organization should understand the concept of excellence and continually look for ways to do things better and more efficiently, resulting in higher levels of effectiveness.

When everyone understands the aim of excellence, there’s a synergy to achieve that objective. Read the Full Article →

6 Tips for Making Meetings More Productive

What is your response when you hear that you have a new meeting on your calendar? Do you dread it or are you excited to be part of an improvement process?

What is your response when you hear that you have a new meeting on your calendar?

Do you dread it or are you excited to be part of an improvement process?

Its funny how different the response is when you ask people this question.

Unfortunately, many people don’t see meetings as a good use of time.

This is because meetings, without a purpose and a structure, are a waste of time and valuable resources. Read the Full Article →

4 Steps to Church Strategic Planning

Church planning helps the organization map out strategic steps to achieve its mission and vision.

Strategic planning is an important part of the creation, development and growth of any organization.  Ministries that are interested in church growth are not exempt from planning.

Church planning helps the organization map out strategic steps to achieve its mission and vision.

Churches can experience a level of success without a plan, but those who invest the time and resources into developing a specific strategy and plan can achieve success at a much quicker pace.

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6 Tips For Managing Church Facilities

The constant use of church facilities requires coordination, planning and scheduling to ensure all responsibilities are taken care of.

Managing a church facility is very similar to managing any other type of building or campus. The only difference being churches often use volunteer labor to help get the job done.

This approach provides volunteers with opportunities to give back to the ministry and allows the church to maintain its campus with a limited church budget.

Churches can be very busy campuses with activities going on almost daily.  

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5 Affordable Solutions To Offset Limited Resources

Whether you need help creating a design, logo and look for your website, or help creating an email distribution process for members, there are many affordable vendors out there that will do a great job.

Overseeing the operation of a ministry requires many business processes. Some of these processes can and should be kept in house but often, outsourcing a service can be more affordable, efficient and effective.

As a church grows, particularly when it is in the planting phase, there are limited resources to pay for  some of the products and services  every ministry needs. Read the Full Article →

Church Financial Accountability – 4 Reasons to Pursue ECFA Accreditation

Managing a church has many of the same challenges as managing a business and requires a lot of the same business processes to be successful. Church leaders pursue their call to lead a congregation and may have lots of training in theology and biblical principles but may not have basic business training that is required when you manage people, time and money. Because of this, churches need help in developing systems and processes to fulfill their mission but also to ensure responsible stewardship of God’s money.

Managing a church has many of the same challenges as managing a business and requires a lot of the same business processes to be successful.

Church leaders pursue their call to lead a congregation and may have lots of training in theology and biblical principles but may not have basic business training that is required when you manage people, time and money. Read the Full Article →

Do You Use Quality Principles in Church Administration?

There are principles of quality that look at how an organization manages itself and asks the question: Are we doing the right things? in other words is our focus on doing those things that get us closer to achieving our mission.

There are principles of quality that look at how an organization manages itself and asks the question:

Are we doing the right things? in other words is our focus on doing those things that get us closer to achieving our mission.

Are we doing things the right way? Are we efficient and effective in what we are trying to accomplish?

And lastly are we doing these right things (mission focused) the right way (efficient and effective) the first time and every time to ensure predictable results? Read the Full Article →

Employee Wellness – Are You Paying Attention?

Most insurance companies are pushing wellness programs for member organizations. These programs are intended to educate and challenge employees to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Health care has changed drastically over the last couple of decades.  It used to be that healthcare’s mission was to help people get well after they encountered an illness or injury.

That focus is much different today and has shifted to wellness education and prevention.

I worked in the healthcare industry for years, and as an employee of a large health system, I learned the many benefits of diet and exercise. Read the Full Article →

Do Your Employees Call in Sick, When They’re Not?

30% of employees admitted to going to work when they did not feel well so that they could save their sick days for when they felt well enough to enjoy a day off.

A recent World-at Work article, reported an increase in the number of incidents of employees who go to work when they don’t feel good, but turn around and call in sick when they feel well.    

According to this article, 32% of workers who called in sick were not sick at all. This number is slightly higher than a year ago when 30% of employees admitted to going to work when they did not feel well so that they could save their sick days for when they felt well enough to enjoy a day off. Read the Full Article →