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David Fantin

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Young (Future) Leaders: How To Wait Well
Posted by David Fantin on 6/12/17 7:01 AM

3 Landmines To Avoid When Going Multisite

Becoming a multisite church is never easy. From finding or building a facility to budgeting for staffing changes, there are many challenges that churches face when moving from a church with one site to one with multiple campuses. No matter how well a church plans and prepares, there are bound to be a few preparations or considerations that are overlooked.

Posted by David Fantin on 5/3/17 7:23 AM

Church Leaders: Why Growth Requires Struggle

This post is directed toward those who may be sensing God calling them to something different, but they want to stay where they are comfortable; those who can’t make the decision to move or who tend to stay within their comfort zones. I totally get it - for whatever reason, the thought of leaving what you know is feels too dangerous or uncomfortable. So you don't risk it, and the decision is left unmade.

Posted by David Fantin on 2/3/17 7:53 AM

3 Ways You're Making Church Awkward For Visitors

I grew up in the church, so I was never a visitor. Because of this, I never paid attention to what the church did to make visitors feel welcome or not. However, I recently moved across the country and experienced looking for a new church, so the tables have turned.

Posted by David Fantin on 12/21/16 7:47 AM

6 Keys To A Thriving Internship Program For Your Church

Leadership Network recently published a report on church internship and residency programs. The results provided some great insights into how your church can develop an effective internship or residency program.

Posted by David Fantin on 5/26/16 6:39 AM

3 Reasons You Need A Full-Time Children’s Pastor

Reflecting on my childhood experience at church, the first thing to enter my mind is the old felt board and characters used by my Sunday School teacher to tell visual stories from the Bible.

Posted by David Fantin on 5/5/16 7:45 AM

4 Things A Ministry Resume Doesn't Tell You


A resume can often tell you less about how well a person did their job and more about their ability to articulate their previous employment in a way that impresses you. It has never been easier for someone to look good on paper, but to make a good hire you have to be able to look beyond what the resume is telling you. 

Posted by David Fantin on 12/17/15 7:01 AM

[Quiz] How Strong Is Your Church's Volunteer Culture?

For many church leaders, building a large volunteer base and creating a great volunteer culture are some of the hardest parts of leading their congregation. From having enough volunteers to change dirty diapers on Sunday to ensuring the auditorium is set up for the Thursday youth activities, so much goes into keeping and running a great volunteer team.

Posted by David Fantin on 10/14/15 7:48 AM

3 Ways Nonprofits Get Compensation Wrong

Posted by David Fantin on 7/27/15 1:05 PM

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