A scarcity mindset – when everyone is preoccupied with what the organization lacks – is epidemic in too many churches. It stifles growth, innovation and hope. Leadership expert Carey Nieuwhof explores the dangers and how to fight it.
For 2023, Consultant Carey Nieuwhof’s list of trends focuses on how and the decline in church attendance is happening, but more importantly, some things pastors and church leaders can do to help reverse it. Insightful look at demographic shifts and how to cope.
Many church leaders would rather talk about cabbage cultivation in Kansas — or anything else – than money. But to be effective and faithful to the ministry, they have to get comfortable. Carey Nieuwhof explores. (Photo: Ron Mader, Creative Commons)
After listening to Christianity Today’s podcast series on what happened to the Seattle-area megachurch, Carey Nieuwhof draws out some important lessons that leaders of all churches are wise to keep in mind. (Photo: Dennis Skley, Creative Commons)
You can’t pay all the volunteer leaders in your church for the work they put into your congregation, and you can’t possibly run the church without them. But there are some really terrific ways to reward your folks that won’t tax your budget at all, Carey Nieuwhof explains. (Photo: ThinkPanama, Creative Commons)
“If you’re going to be effective in ministry, you have to become comfortable talking about money. Few church leaders I know are,” writes church consultant Carey Nieuwhof. Those who don’t address money are generally leading their congregations to bankruptcy. Nieuwhof offers seven good ideas. (Photo: www.inkmedia.eu, Creative Commons)
Think of the church leaders you admire for their effectiveness. Chances are they exude a sense of gratitude for who they are, where they are and what they are doing. Not that things are perfect, but they deal with problems and life. Gratitude affects your attitude and makes a big difference in your ministry. Leadership […]
There’s a fine line between being tired and actually burning out. The challenge is, once you cross the line, it’s so difficult to get back. Eleven years ago, I entered into the darkest period of my life. People had always warned me I would burn out. I thought I could prove them wrong. And usually I did. I […]