The Secret Power of Kindness

The Secret Power of Kindness

The secret power of kindness is the self-awareness to know that you have the power to make or break someone else’s day, and eventually change the world. Kindness has no hidden agenda or strings attached. Its only purpose is to express love to another soul made in the...

The One Thing You Must Do this Easter

We all come from different tribes, denominations, styles of music and sizes small to large. The one thing churches of all kinds have in common on a day as huge as Easter is wanting to turn first-time guests into second-time guests. How do you do that? One tool that...

A Christmas Reminder: 8 Reasons Why People Aren’t Coming Back

It’s the Christmas season and church teams are working hard to prepare for all the expected guests. As a secret shopper or mystery worshiper of churches around the country, I’ve found there are some reasons that I will tell a church I would not return for...

50 Lessons for Young Leaders

My name is Greg Atkinson and today is my 47th birthday. As I get closer to the big 5-0, I started thinking about lessons I’ve learned over my nearly 5 decades on planet Earth. I was thinking of leaders like you when I wrote this. I pray God will amplify the...

How to Have the Best Trunk-or-Treat Ever

I was having dinner with two pastors that I coach and they both said they were doing a Trunk-or-Treat this year. I told them of how we did some serious evaluation of the one at my old church and wanted to make sure that we had a way of collecting information and being...
17 Simple Ways to Make Your Church More Welcoming in 2022

17 Simple Ways to Make Your Church More Welcoming in 2022

Is everyone welcome at your church? I know you’re thinking, That’s crazy. Of course, everyone is welcome. Don’t be defensive my friend. I mean, really, really welcome. Like not just in theory, but in a practice. If we want to be welcoming we have to...