Archive for the 'Planning' Category

A VIEW TO GROWTH: ENLARGEMENT

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Crafting ministries with a view to growth   By Ken Blue “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;” Isaiah 54:2. God will keep his promises to Israel. In anticipation of the returning remnant, Israel is called upon […]

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR MINISTRY

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR MINISTRY Webster’s Dictionary defines to organize as: “To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole. To arrange in a coherent form; systematize.  To arrange in a desired pattern or structure. To arrange systematically for harmonious or united action.” Once the planning process of setting objectives and goals has been completed, […]

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Division in the local church By Ken Blue “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:10. […]

PLANNING YOUR MINISTRY

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

PLANNING YOUR MINISTRY # 1 It is a fact that most pastors and churches never create plans extending beyond next Sunday’s sermon. They have no written annual plans for outreach, maturity, worship, buildings or missions. One reason is the pastor may not understand its value. Another might be fear or laziness. You may wonder why one […]

ALBERT BARNS ON PREACHING

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Posted By Ken Blue Many preachers have no objective for the sermons they preach, other than to preach the sermon. They have no thought-out purpose, thus they expect little or no results. They are seldom disappointed. This article, written by Albert Barns, deals with the skill and preciseness that every pastor should learn to perfect […]

THE POWER OF USING POWERPOINT

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

            By Ken Blue  All appears quite on the home front. The brethren who were vehemently against PowerPoint have evidently seen the light, or retreated into a cave. There is no need for fear. There never was, but anything new terrifies the brethren, until they can convince others they came […]

IS THE MUSIC IN STEP WITH YOUR MESSAGE?

Monday, July 29th, 2013

                    By Ken Blue Perhaps the best example of “the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing,” is in the lack of coordination between the Pastor’s sermon, and the music director’s selection of songs. Seldom do these two connect the music with the […]

LEADERS ARE DECISION MAKERS

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

  By Ken Blue Leaders of  great organizations were ask, “how did you become a great leader?’ They responded, “By making right decisions.” To which the novice responded, “How did you learn to make right decisions?” “By making wrong ones;” they all agreed. Leadership is all about making decisions, and if you are to last in […]

GLORY TO GOD!!!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

 By Ken Blue     When I received the note and picture from Pastor Murphy, I bowed my head and wept for joy. I hope you can rejoice with the great people at Open Door. Here is the message Pastor Murphy sent me.   Pastor Blue, This is a picture from last Sunday night “special […]

PROCEDURE

Monday, April 16th, 2012

.          By Ken Blue 1 a : a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting  b : a step in a procedure. 2 a : a series of steps followed in a regular definite order *legal procedure* *a surgical procedure*  b :  : a traditional or established way of doing […]