Phil Ayres

A Better Way To Communicate

Today’s Toolbox Tuesday brings me to one of my favorite ministry tools of all time: Slack. It’s a powerful too to help you communicate. The application allows you to create a private “intranet,” complete with discussion “channels.” Example: Let’s say that I need to share some information about an upcoming Sunday programming change. I can …

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Your Free Graphic Designer

[dropcap]Lots[/dropcap] of big churches employ at least one person to produce quality, custom graphics for sermon series, events, flyers, and social media. But if you’re involved in ministry at a smaller level you may be frustrated by the mediocre graphics that often accompany your projects. In the small church world, one is often forced to …

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4 Simple Ways To Beat Stress & Avoid Burnout

[dropcap]Slowing[/dropcap] down is a matter of survival. I learned this the hard way on a Saturday afternoon in 2013. I was doing what I always did on Saturday–running around like a crazy person, dropping kids off at sports, texting church members about upcoming events, and fielding calls about an upcoming baptism at my house. While …

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