How to Survive the Fall

How to Survive the Fall

September 14, 2016 by

The fall season finds just about every church ramping up. It can get a little crazy with new initiatives launching, old ministries clamoring for attention and then stuff keeps happening outside the church. How do you keep up? How do you stay sane? How do you survive the fall?

We’ve got a couple tips:

1. Go Back to the Basics.

Focus on the fundamentals of communication:

2. Propose Cutting Back

Let’s be real: You can’t do everything. Sometimes you need to cut back.

If that’s the situation you find yourself in, then one strategy is to go to your leadership with a list of everything that needs to happen in the next six to eight weeks and ask what you can cut. If it’s just not possible to get that entire list done, then something has to give.

When Gerry True did that, his pastor suggested they hire another person. There’s a solution that will make you smile!

We won’t all get that reaction, but sometimes quitting something is the best way to survive. Embrace the restrictions.

This video is from a 2014 Google Hangout promoting our West Coast Certification Lab. You can watch that entire hangout, and while that particular Certification Lab is over, we’ll likely have more. Our 2017 schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but you can visit the Certification Lab site for more, or check out our other Certification Lab resources to tide you over.

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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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