Leading Leaders

The Call to Engage, Equip, Empower and Encourage By Heber Ticas, GCI pastor and Superintendent of Latin America It was a daunting Sunday afternoon. My wife and I were exhausted from the demands and responsibilities of a growing congregation. As a bi-vocational pastor with a demanding “tent-building” job, it was tough to find time to … Continue reading "Leading Leaders" Read the article

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Congregational Brochure and Postcard

Brochures and postcards are effective ways for congregations to make their presence known in the community and connect with visitors. Below are two GCI-branded templates for postcards, and two for brochures. Click on each image to download a template and instructions for use. To download GCI’s standard type font (GCI), click here. Postcard #1: Postcard … Continue reading "Congregational Brochure and Postcard" Read the article

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Three Venues of Ministry

Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor. 13:13) At the Last Supper, Jesus washed his disciples’ feet and told them to serve others in like manner. He then said he was giving them “a new command.” I’m sure that perked their ears. He already had … Continue reading "Three Venues of Ministry" Read the article

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Healthy Leadership is Team-Based, Pastor-Led

Is the leadership in your church pastor-led, team-based; or team-based, pastor-led? Though the difference between these two models of congregational leadership may seem to be semantics, as we’ll see, there’s more to it. Here’s a related question for lead pastors: is your approach to leading your church primarily hands-on or is it primarily eyes-on? Pastor-led, team-based churches Most GCI pastors … Continue reading "Healthy Leadership is Team-Based, Pastor-Led" Read the article

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GCI-Branded PowerPoint Templates

To help you use graphic communication in building unity within your congregation, GCI Media produced the three PowerPoint templates linked below. Clicking on each image will start the download of a PowerPoint file (give it time, these files are very large) . You can then add information about your congregation to each template. Click here to … Continue reading "GCI-Branded PowerPoint Templates" Read the article

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Thank You Card Infographics

Sending a thank you card or note is a powerful way to enhance connection within a congregation. Once sent to a visitor lets them know their presence is appreciated. One sent to a donor or church worker lets them know their generosity is appreciated. Below are four options for GCI-branded thank you postcards—click on each … Continue reading "Thank You Card Infographics" Read the article

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Worldview Conversion: Science, the Bible and Faith

In “The Trinity, Creation and Pastoral Ministry,” Graham Buxton notes that church leaders and teachers need “a more sympathetic engagement with those in the scientific community in order to combat the (sometimes substantial) residual prejudice in the minds of many Christians against the contribution of the natural sciences to an understanding of what it means to … Continue reading "Worldview Conversion: Science, the Bible and Faith" Read the article

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Worldview Conversion: Racial Identity and Reconciliation

GCI’s Statement of Values says this: “Scripture declares that all hatred and prejudice is contrary to the Christian life. We are committed to furthering racial understanding, forgiveness and healing.” Living out this commitment is a great challenge in a world where there continues to be a great deal of racial prejudice along with the divisions it creates. … Continue reading "Worldview Conversion: Racial Identity and Reconciliation" Read the article

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