Leadership

How to Grow Your Personal Finances Even in Ministry

Quick note about the Propel Conference. It’s an event for pastors and teams at churches under 300.

I am going to be one of the featured speakers and I will be talking about how to grow your personal finances even in ministry.

This event is going to be so helpful to you and your team along with all of the other session at Propel this year.

Important Note:

Early registration ends in a few days so this is your last chance to get your entire team registered for only $97.

After that the price goes up from there.

Click Here to Register Your Team at the Lowest Rate

Last year they had over 1000 pastors and staff members attend and this year it’s going to be even bigger.

Me and my team will be watching the event and we would love to have yours attend as well. It’s all online so no travel is required.

If you want to grow yourself, your team and your church, I can’t recommend the Propel Conference enough.

Register Here

See You There!

P.S. Early Registration ends in a few days!

How to Grow as a Team

My friends at Ministry Pass recently did a study on leadership development and they found that 70% of pastors go to conference to grow as a leader.

What they also noticed is 81% of church leaders want to do more for themselves and their team but the expense is too costly.

If you are at a church under 300, you understand this tension.  

It’s hard to take your team to a conference because everything adds up real quick:

  • Hotel Rooms
  • Travel Expenses 
  • Multiple Conference Registrations

This makes it really hard for smaller churches to participate in leadership development.

Especially as a group.

They wanted to create something to allow churches under 300 to experience the value and depth of a conference without having to incur a lot of extra cost.

(Drumroll please…)

Propel Conference is a pastor and staff event for churches under 300. The conference will be held on February 1st from Noon – 4pm (EST).

Featuring over a dozen ministry experts, you’ll be coached in discipleship, communication, personal health, and church growth that fit a church of your size.

All of the content will be geared toward you. Your situation, your budget, your church.

Say goodbye to really expensive and time consuming conference trips.

Here are a few of the benefits of attending Propel Conference:

  • You will hear from pastors who have been where you currently are and learn how they were able to grow as a small church
  • You can grow together as a staff    
  • No travel is involved because we are doing an online broadcast

The total cost for your entire church will only be $97 (early bird special)

You read that right…

If you register now the total cost for Propel Conference is only $97 for you, your staff and church elders.

Register Now for Propel Conference 2017

Don’t let money or time keep you or your team from growing as a leaders. Propel Conference will move you forward from where you are, to where you want to be.

I am honored to be one of their featured speakers this year.

Join me and thousands of other leaders as we grow together.

P.S.  The early bird window is open until January 16th, so make sure you register before the price goes up. Register Your Church Here

Leadership Tip: Then We Wait

I recently posted the following thought on Twitter:

Some days are for planting seed. Others for harvesting. But MOST DAYS are for preparing, tending, and waiting.

It raised quite a ruckus and a chorus of “that’s the truth!”

Anyone who has been involved in gardening or farming knows this fundamental fact.

In the spring time, there’s a mad dash to till the soil and get the seed in the ground. In just a few days or weeks, the work is over.

Then we wait. Wait for the seed to come up.

Then we wait. Wait for the crop to grow.

Then we tend the crop by eliminating weeds and applying fertilizer.

Then we wait. And we prepare the equipment. We clean up the planting implements and prepare the harvesting equipment.

Then we wait. We wait for the time to harvest.

Then another mad dash occurs at harvest time. We work like crazy to get the crops “in the shed” before weather can destroy it.

Then we wait. And we prepare the equipment again for another season. We prepare the soil for the next growing season.

The same is true for your finances and in your leadership. There will be moments where it will require the “mad dash” of effort. Then there will be moments where it will be waiting, tending, and preparing.

It’s what you do in the “then we wait” moments that dictates how well you will perform in the “mad dash” times.

Are you preparing for your next mad dash? My book, OXEN – The Key To An Abundant Harvest, is a perfect resource to prepare you for a maximized financial future.

Leadership Tip: Importance of Communication

During a leadership conference I attended, I heard a great statement by Pastor Van Moody. He said:

When you get sick of saying it is when they are just starting to get it.

It is so true. As a leader, you are the chief vision caster. This means that the vision must ooze from every pore of your body. Even when you feel like everyone in the room has heard you say it 7,004 times, say it again. After all, vision leaks.

While you may have heard yourself say it 7,004 times, it could be the first time one of your clients hear it. It might be the first time a team member truly heard you say it – and finally get what you are saying.

What is it you want your organization to accomplish? What good thing are you expecting your team to deliver? What do you dream of your customers saying after your organization has served them?

Say it! Then say it again …

This post is part of a Leadership Series here at the wildly popular JosephSangl.com. Click HERE to read more posts in the series.

Leadership Tip: Your Pay Raise Is Effective When You Are

I love listening to Dave Ramsey on the radio. He’s a JosephSangl.com Financial Hero. I remember a specific conversation he held with a caller who felt they “deserved” a pay raise. When asked why they felt they deserved increased compensation, the caller could not effectively answer the question. They felt an answer of “I deserve it” should be sufficient. Dave responded with this great statement:

Your pay raise is effective when you are.

In other words, when you value to your organization and help them generate more revenue or more profit, you will be in position to receive more revenue.

  • If you help your company reduce warranty claims, you reduce their operating costs – which leads to more profit.
  • If you sell more products at excellent margins, you yield more profit.
  • If you are a manufacturing line worker and reduce a specific defect by 50%, you help the company reduce re-work expenses – which leads to more profit.
  • If you are a hair stylist and your work is so good that 95% of your business is repeat/regular customers, you’ve demonstrated the ability to secure profit.
  • If you identify a way for your company to increase its business in another field, you’ve added tremendous value to that company.

It is the individual who shows up to work every single day knowing their work is essential to the company’s success that helps the company become wildly effective. And money tends to flow toward wildly effective and innovate people.

Questions:

  1. How do you add value to your organization? Can you monetize that value? If so, how much value do you bring?
  2. How can you add more value to your organization? What idea(s) would help increase revenue and profitability?

This post is part of a Leadership Series here at the wildly popular JosephSangl.com. Click HERE to read more posts in the series.