Phil Ayres

When Communicating, Less Is More

[dropcap]When[/dropcap] communicating, there’s an indisputable truth that exists in this world. It’s the notion that less is more. But for whatever reason, Americans are stuck on the idea that more is more. This leads to all kinds of problems in life. Think about it, your doctor never said, “Well, Bill, I would be happier with …

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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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