How To: Deal with #FluSeason

Content is written by Rev. Micah James We all know that this flu season has been one of the worst in several years. I have experienced this personally, as I have been diagnosed, in two separate illnesses, with the two strains of the flu that are most prevalent – influenza A and influenza B. I know … Read moreHow To: Deal with #FluSeason

Merry Christmas – It’s Noisy Out There

Content by Cynthia Boles, Marketing Professional Rev. Micah James asked me to comment on one of THE questions of Advent. How do churches get their message heard in the midst of all the noise of the holiday season? This question is as common as a stuffed snowman…as inevitable as hearing “Silver Bells”. And just as … Read moreMerry Christmas – It’s Noisy Out There

Pay Attention: Internal Controls

Stories of financial impropriety are unfortunately not uncommon in the church. Just this morning another news story came up on my Google alerts – Woman accused of embezzling nearly $80K What do you do to prevent similar instances in your congregation? There are tons of resources to help start this conversation: Council of Non-Profits – Internal Controls … Read morePay Attention: Internal Controls

CONSIDER: What can the hospital teach the church?

This weekend, well… this weekend did not go as I anticipated. My original plan was to have some family time, watching some TCU football, support Disciples4 Water at Music4 Water, and then worship on Sunday. What ended up happening, well… I ended up having an emergency appendectomy. Which ended up being a little more complicated … Read moreCONSIDER: What can the hospital teach the church?

CONSIDER: What can football teach the church?

I spent most of the afternoon watching football. TCU vs SFA (Go Frogs!) and then OU vs Tenn.  As I watched these games, with the passion and energy of each, it prompted me to ponder… What could football team the church? Passion is contagious – I am a huge TCU football fan. Last week I … Read moreCONSIDER: What can football teach the church?

HOW TO: Deal with Bad Customer Service

Sooner or later, the church (and its leadership) have to deal with a vendor or service provider. Most of the time, the vendors are great, prompt and offer good service/product. Occasionally, such is life, the church will have to handle that instance where contracted services are late, are poor quality, or the providers are disrespectful and … Read moreHOW TO: Deal with Bad Customer Service

An Administrator on a Bad Day

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 NRSV Yesterday was a pretty bad day. I am grieving leaving my current congregation. I am admittedly working through all the stages of … Read moreAn Administrator on a Bad Day