Brendan Jones

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20 Easy Ways To Improve Your Worship Slides Before Sunday

Worship slides (also known as lyric slides) are powerful tools, but that doesn’t mean they have to be complicated. Often, the...<br>Read More

Eight Creative Ways To Invite People To Your Easter Service

Easter Sunday is a great opportunity to invite people to your church. Because of family tradition, many people outside of...<br>Read More


Preview Night [Easter at Champions Centre]

A few years back, Elevation Church tried something before Easter. They created a preview night for their staff. It was a way to let all the staff who …


White Walls

Our San Francisco office has very clean white walls. One day I asked why no one dared to paint them. We never told people they couldn’t. Everyone …

On-Stage Energy [Easter at Champions Centre]

Paul Burton stepped into the worship role at Champions Centre five years ago. One of the things their pastor, Kevin Gerald, had requested of Paul was …

Beyond Metrics: Celebrate Your Company’s Unique Culture Through Benchstones

Benchstones are moments that feel good and indicate progress. They’re the result of a freudian slip I had on stage in New Zealand (Benchmarks + …

Does Your Church Create Clickbait?

We live in the clickbait era.• You’ll never believe what this toddler did to his dad!<br>• Man revives dead pigeon using this weird trick.<br>• 15 squirrels you’ll …

George Clooney

5 Things Your Volunteer Environments Must Have

For your volunteer environments to thrive, you must be intentional about the culture you’re creating. Part of your job, whether it’s in your job …

What Images Potential Visitors Need to See

As our churches move digital, it is more important than ever to let potential visitors see what your church is like. A potential guest’s first …

Social Media

The Social Media Rule That All Churches Should Know But No One Talks About

With the popularity of social media in everyday life, churches everywhere are trying to make an impact in their communities...<br>Read More

Social Media

9 Tricks to Appear Smart in Brainstorming Meetings

<b>The following is an excerpt from my new book,</b> <b>100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings</b><b> — out now!</b> <b>Get it here.</b><p>In a brainstorming meeting, the pressure of …

The Best Jobs for Your Personality Type

Everyone has different strengths, weaknesses, and traits that lend to their success in different areas.<p>Personally, I love the analytical, data-driven …

Don’t Let A Lack of Resources Hold You Back From Doing Something Great

One of the most frequent frustrations that I hear from people serving in church media, creative ministry, or really any...<br>Read More

Why Your Worship Team Needs to Watch Videos of Themselves

Objectives for a worship team are good. One of our objectives should be to eliminate distractions in our worship experience. Distractions are defined …

A mistake is just a moment in time

Jamie Ross in his home/gallery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Photograph by Tom Jenz.Many mistakes aren’t meant to be corrected.A few summers ago I …

Home Decorating

How To Effectively Use Multiple Worship Backgrounds In A Song

For as long as I can remember, the standard for using backgrounds in worship has been to assign one still...<br>Read More

The Fallacy Of A One-Size-Fits-All Education

We sent our four oldest kids to local public schools. Then along came our fifth child.


Six Terrible Ways to Recruit Ministry Volunteers in Your Church

Would you like to do the worst possible job of getting people involved in ministry in your church?Sometimes I think church leaders take the most …


Why Your Church Staff Isn’t Bought Into Your Vision

Vision and Mission are crucial to the success of a church or organization. However, here are the top three reasons we see it struggling to succeed in …


4 Easy Ways To Boost Your Church Staff Culture

Your staff culture can make or break the long-term health of your church. Here are 4 ways to infuse a solid culture into your staff.

10 Ideas for Using Snapchat at Your Church

A year ago, I had friends saying that Snapchat had no place in the church.“It’s immature.” “It’s dangerous.” “The interface is unintuitive.” Those …

Social Media

2 Vital Things to Remember About Worship Songs

If you think about it, the songs we sing as worship leaders are our product. We consume the product at first when we hear a song on the radio or …

New Singles

Four Extremely Overused Fonts Your Church Should Avoid

Fonts are a necessary component of nearly every area of creative ministry. Whether it’s sermon graphics, worship lyrics, printed material,...<br>Read More


Seven Ideas for Effective Church Guest Follow-Up

<i>By Jonathan Howe</i>As we’ve talked with ministry leaders from around the country, I’ve been surprised at the number of churches who do not have a plan …

Social Media

8 Ways Churches Can Capitalize on Pokemon Go

<i>[This post deals only focuses on the ways churches can use Pokémon Go. I wrote a piece for Washington Post with more nuance that discusses the</i> …

Eight Mistakes Churches Make on Their Websites

<i>By Jonathan Howe</i>Your church’s website acts as the front door of your church. It’s likely the first place a guest will look for information about your …

Christmas Eve

Seven Things Church Guests Are Telling Us

Would you like every guest who attends your church to become an active and fruitful member?I know. Dumb question.It’s really a rhetorical question …


The Worst Mistakes Churches Make in Communication

As I work with churches across the country, I get to help them overcome a myriad of mistakes with their communication efforts. While most mistakes …


You don’t have my permission

Don’t ask for permission, come with intent.I don’t read many business books, but last year I read one that had a profound effect on me: “Turn The …


10 Big Lessons I’ve Learned About Small Group Ministry

Have you ever sat down and listed the biggest lessons you’ve learned?<p><b>Here are 10 big lessons I’ve learned about small group ministry:</b><p><b>1. The interests</b> …