Mon 24 Sep 2018

  Follow Up Formula Webinar - Wednesday 9/26

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Phil, Follow Up Formula Webinar is Wednesday, September 26 - 1:00 PM EDT
With Steve Lacy, Pastor Craig Smee and Phil Thompson

Learn the follow up system that Pastor Craig Smee used to quadruple his church attendance (both online and in person).
 
This is a free 30 minute webinar
  • Real World to Digital and Back again
  • One to Many to Millions
  • Make sure No One Falls Between the Cracks
  • Moving Your Guests to Members to Inviters
The Follow Up Formula Webinar will show you how to increase attendance at church and online! 
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Thu 16 Aug 2018

  Don't Let Them Get Away - New Feature Coming!

Hello Ministry Leader,

We know from years of serving churches that being able to connect with those who experience your ministry can lead to changed lives for God.  We are very excited to announce a couple of new features that will help you touch people and grow your ministry. These features will allow you to effectively stay connected and engage with folks after they have watched your live streaming!
 
Beginning soon the viewers of your live streaming will be able to easily (and optionally) provide their email when they come to watch a live stream.  This information will allow you to reach out to them after a service and help build a relationship.

Coming later will be automated tools to send personalized emails from you to those new
online attenders making your outreach even easier.
 
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We are grateful for the privilege of serving your ministry.
 
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Thu 26 Jul 2018

  Oops! (12 Common Mistakes Churches Make)

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12 Common Mistakes
Steve and Phil review 12 common mistakes churches make in management areas that effect everyone. 
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These mistakes can take away from the positive experience you want you visitors, members, volunteers and staff to have at your church.
  1. Failure to have an informative, easy-to-use website. I cringe when I see some churches’ websites. That is now the first place a prospective guest visits when he or she is thinking about attending a church. Websites are incredibly affordable today, and they can be updated easily. A church website should be updated at least once a week. It should be one of high quality. And it should contain good and accurate information for guests and members alike.
  2. Failure of pastors and staff to be actively involved in social media. That is analogous to a missionary in another land failing to learn how to speak the language of the people. 
  3. Failure of pastors and staff to understand they represent the churchwhen they are involved in social media. When I see some of the blog posts and Twitter and Facebook communication of pastors and staff, I am often left speechless. Even if it is a personal blog or Twitter or Facebook account (or almost a dozen other social media entrants), church members read them. The community reads them. Pastors and staff: you represent yourself, your church, and, most importantly, Christ. Please be careful with your words. 
  4. Failure to urge people to be a part of groups. Groups are key to healthy assimilation, ministry involvement, evangelistic intentionality, biblical accountability, and community connections. Church leaders should regularly encourage members and others to get involved in a small group, home group, Sunday school class, or some other ongoing group. 
  5. Failure of leaders to be actively involved in influencing the content of groups. Can you imagine a pastor asking a random person to preach on Sunday morning without any idea what that person would say? That’s how many leaders treat their groups. Some have no idea what is being taught, studied, and discussed. 
  6. Failure of church members to be considerate of where they sit during a worship service. I can’t tell you how many guests told me they had to climb over church members who arrived early and got an aisle seat. I can’t tell you how many left no room for others because they used space for their coats, Bibles, smartphones, and other items. 
  7. Failure to have parking lot greeters. This ministry is a church’s opportunity to make a positive first impression. However, most churches do not have parking lot greeters. 
  8. Failure to have clearly marked guest parking. Most churches have guest parking places. The problem is most guests can’t find them. 
  9. Failure to have clearly marked entrances to the worship center. Ask a person who has never attended your church to do so. Then ask them how difficult it was to find the worship center. Because we know our own church well, we often don’t comprehend the challenges a first time guest may have. 
  10. Failure to have clearly marked entrances to the church offices. This issue is, of course, more of a problem during weekdays. 
  11. Failure to have adequate restroom facilities. There should be an adequate number of restrooms. They should be clean. And guests should see clearly marked signs that tell them how to find them.
  12. Failure to regulate the thermostat. Climate control is important in any gathering.
Do you have any to add to this list?
 
 
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Tue 3 Jul 2018

  Essentials For Streaming Video!

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Phil Thompson and Steve Lacy look at essential things to consider when doing streaming video for your church or ministry.
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We have many years of experience working with churches and ministries and we can do almost anything to meet your online needs. Call or email us and we will help you accomplish your goals!
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Thu 21 Jun 2018

  Fun Ideas For Summer (for your church)

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Steve and Phil look at some fun ideas for summertime activities for your church.
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We have the best support in the industry. We prove it everyday by providing support 7 days a week and especially on Sunday morning. Contact us via email,chat or call us toll free and we'll partner with you to solve any problem you may have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thu 14 Jun 2018

  How To Determine Pastor and Staff Salaries

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Steve and Phil look at ways to determine pastor and staff salaries. Listen in iTunes or your favorite podcast provider or click image or listen on YouTube. 
 
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We have the best support in the industry. We prove it everyday by providing support 7 days a week and especially on Sunday morning. Contact us via email,chat or call us toll free and we'll partner with you to solve any problem you may have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wed 6 Jun 2018

  Won't People Just Stay Home if I Stream My Services Live?

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Real Pastors Answer - Won't People Just Stay Home if I Stream My Services Live?
 
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Wed 16 May 2018

  Pastors Share Their Goals for Live Streaming

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Click video to hear real pastors share their goals for live streaming. 

 

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We have the best support in the industry. We prove it everyday by providing support 7 days a week and especially on Sunday morning. Contact us via email,chat or call us toll free and we'll partner with you to solve any problem you may have.

 
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Wed 9 May 2018

  What's the Story of StreamingChurch.tv?

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Who is Steve Lacy - The story behind StreamingChurch.tv
The story of how and why StreamingChurch.tv  got started as we learn the history and background of Steve Lacy, Founder and President of JSL Solutions with Phil Thompson.

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We have many years of experience working with churches and ministries and we can do almost anything to meet your online needs. Call or email us and we will help you accomplish your goals!
We have the best support in the industry. We prove it everyday by providing support 7 days a week and especially on Sunday morning. Contact us via email,chat or call us toll free and we'll partner with you to solve any problem you may have.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thu 3 May 2018

  How to Improve Church Communication

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How to Improve Communication at Church
Communication with staff and volunteers is vital to effective ministry. Steve and Phil share some tips on how to communicate better with staff and church volunteers.
 
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How to Improve Church Communication
Everyone wants to work at an organization with a great culture. Every leader wants a staff with high morale and a positive culture but often isn’t sure how to create one. Plus, there is often so much work to do that focusing on developing a strong staff culture can feel overwhelming and be pushed to the bottom of the to-do list.

However, culture is important and it might not require as much work as you think it does. The key is intentionality, especially when it comes to staff communication.
Here are seven communication practices that will significantly improve your staff culture.

1. Confront Privately and Praise Publicly
The public embarrassment of staff members is extremely harmful to culture. Whenever possible, choose to confront privately. There may be moments when a confrontation needs to happen in front of other staff in response to a staff-wide issue; however, these moments are likely rare.
When you praise a team member, be intentional about praising in public. Not only does this help encourage the team member but it also helps affirm and communicate expectations to the rest of the team.
WHEN YOU PRAISE A STAFF MEMBER’S ACTIONS, ATTEMPT TO DO IT IN FRONT OF OTHERS.
Build a culture of positivism by confronting privately and praising publicly.

2. Have Difficult Conversations in Person
Negative emails and texts are a bad idea because it leaves room for negative interpretation. The majority of communication is body language, so it is best to have a difficult conversation in person where the staff can read your body language.
IF YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING COMMUNICATING SOMETHING IN AN EMAIL, TEXT, OR VERBAL CONVERSATION, REMEMBER THIS: WRITE POSITIVE THINGS AND SAY DIFFICULT THINGS.

If you want to encourage a staff member, verbal encouragement is powerful but written encouragement has a lasting impact. Go “old school” and write thank you notes to staff members. Positive written word has amazing effects on relationships and culture.

If you need to communicate difficult things, say them face-to-face for two reasons: first, tone is interpretive in written form. Tones and intentions can easily be misread in an email. Second, it’s important to address a negative situation and move on. It’s unhealthy for staff to re-read and ruminate on difficult messages that are communicated in writing.

3. Encourage More Than Correct 
There is an old joke about a couple who has been married for a long time. The wife suddenly breaks down in tears and says to her husband of several decades, “I don’t even know if you love me.”
He responds with a shocked look on his face and said, “I told you I loved you the day I married you and if it changes, I will let you know.”

It is a joke a bit too close to reality for some staff members who long to please their immediate supervisor but rarely hear encouragement. They only seem to hear from them when they do something wrong. This is demoralizing to staff members.
Before a difficult conversation with a staff member, ask yourself how often you have encouraged them. If you have nothing encouraging to say to them, they probably should not be on your staff. But if they are a good staff member and hear from you only when they have done something wrong, you need to reevaluate your approach as a leader.

4. Be Transparent
If you are more of an introvert and more of an internal processor, you may not realize how silent you seem to your direct reports. In spite of what may be natural for your personality, tell your direct reports what you are thinking. Do not make them figure it out. Be transparent. Be clear with your vision. Create an environment of trust by letting your team in on your thought process.

If your staff members have to figure out what you’re thinking, they will make assumptions that may not be close to reality.

5. Be Optimistic 
Optimistic leaders attract followers. Pessimistic leaders tend to attract negative people. Two decades ago I read a powerful quote. I’m paraphrasing, but the idea was this: “In difficult times, the unbridled optimism of the leader will carry the day.”
Unrealistic optimism kills influence, but hopeful optimism changes those around you. As leaders in ministry, we have hope in the promise that His church will prevail. I know that doesn’t mean that every local church will prevail, but it should give us, as church leaders, a bias toward optimism.

6. Be a Raving Fan Publicly and a Frank Critic Privately
I heard this statement at a conference, and it changed the culture of our church when implemented. It improved our culture and put us all on the same team in a way we had not previously experienced.

If a new song goes terribly on a Sunday morning and a church attendee catches you in the lobby to say how much they hated the new song, you might agree with them, but you shouldn’t voice your opinion at that moment in public. I might say, “I’m sorry you didn’t like it. We try all kinds of things here, and some songs hit the mark and others don't connect as well. I trust our worship leader will keep figuring that out. I think he/she does it really well.”

But Monday morning, I might be in asking questions to understand his/her thinking and perhaps, have a difficult discussion.

BEING A RAVING FAN PUBLICLY AND A FRANK CRITIC PRIVATELY EARNS TRUST, IMPROVES MORALE, AND CREATES A POSITIVE OVERALL CULTURE.

7. Have Relationships Outside of the Office
When consulting church staffs on the health of their culture, there are two things I ask about relationships:
Do you have at least one good friend on the staff you spend time with outside of the office?
Does your immediate supervisor and/or lead pastor spend time with you socially?
The answers to these questions will reveal the health of your staff culture. No matter how driven you are, build relationships outside of the office.

Before I’d make a hire that would work closely with me, I would run the “Friday Night Test.” I would ask myself, “Is this the type of person (and family) I would want to spend time with on a Friday night?” If the answer was “no,” I shouldn’t hire them (if they were going to be a direct report) because I wouldn’t work hard at building a relationship with them outside of the office.

But if the answer was “yes,” it made my job easier, helped develop a stronger working relationship, and improved our staff culture.

Creating a positive staff culture doesn’t happen by accident. Implement these best practices to develop a strong, lasting staff culture.
 
 

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