As we approach the last 2 months of the year, now is a great time to look at your processes and shake things up a bit. We often get stuck in a rut because we focus to much on processes and not enough on creativity.
When was the last time you changed your Order of Service? When was the last time you added a new program or ministry to your team? When was the last time you changed out your leaders? When was the last time you gave something away on a non Anniversary or preplanned celebration Sunday?
Just like in a relationship, you have to keep things fresh. Don’t fall in a rut because of processes and the old “but, this is how we’ve always done it” thought pattern.
If you want to change your front door from being a revolving door, you have to change what’s inside.
Here are some great ways to SHAKE YOUR CHURCH UP:
Change the Order of Service
Create a New Choir
Teach Instead of Preach
Mix and Mingle
Give Something Away
Create a ‘Selfies’ Station!
Parking Lot Perk Up!
Robin M. Ware
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This weekend many churches across the nation will be participating in Worship in Pink.
Worship in Pink is an initiative of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to encourage religious organizations to honor survivors in their communities and to teach about breast cancer awareness.
If your church is participating in Worship in Pink or perhaps you are doing your own Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, use this as an opportunity to connect with your local news organization. Contact your local stations and share your plans.
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Today I had the privilege of being interviewed by Mamas Gone Wild hosts Nikki Woods (@nikkiwoods) and Mary Boyce (@mflowersboyce)
When it’s your turn and you need damage control, here are the 5 R’s of Damage Control I shared in practicing damage control:
The 5 R’s of Damage Control
1. Respond – Get in front of the situation as quickly as possible. Don’t wait for the media or the public to inform you that you have a situation.
2. Representation – Hire a professional to help you. You aren’t savvy enough to handle the media by yourself. You need someone that understands how the media works and that has relationships with reporters that they trust to help you get your side of the story told.
3. Resolve – Work with your pro and create a strategy to resolve the issue. Don’t sweep your situation under the rug. Deal with it.
4. Remove – Go somewhere and take a break (sit down). Get out of the spotlight once you have resolved your situation. Don’t be tempted to make all of the tv rounds if your story is negative. It’s not worth the 15 minutes of so-called fame it will bring you. Rest and focus on your future.
5. Rebuild – During your sabbatical or break, work on a comeback plan. Will you be able to return to your previous job or position? What will you change so that you don’t repeat the same mistakes?
I’ll share the details of the live interview and where it will be posted online.
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