Gary Rohrmayer

Quiet Thoughts for Driven Leaders - Prayer

By Gary Rohrmayer

Prayer! That word to a driven leader evokes feelings of frustration and guilt. Frustration with our ability to slow down and commune with God without one hundred ideas, to do's and leadership issues racing through our minds. Feeling guilty from the sheer lack of prayer in our lives. Every driven leader says, "I know I ought to pray more" and yet struggles with making it a priority. Today let Fenelon's...

Six Keys for Establishing Rhythm in Your Ministry

By Gary Rohrmayer

Last week I stumbled across several articles on the importance of establishing rhythm and relaxation in the training of horses.  There are some great principles to glean from those who ride and train these powerful animals.  Here are a few:

1.  Rhythm and relaxation work together inseparably.

“Relaxation makes it easier to set rhythm, and rhythm makes it easier to relax.”...

How to Find Mental Strength in the Chaos of Ministry

By Gary Rohrmayer

I don’t know about you, but I am finding that I need to work harder these days to maintain a healthy attitude. 

The chaos of this world from terrorism to politics and natural disasters to human cruelty, can be so mentally draining that we feel our optimistic faith being replaced with a pessimistic spirit. 

As spiritual leaders we need to discover God’s way for renewing our minds...

Four Things You can do to Keep Your Easter Crowd

By Gary Rohrmayer

Every church has a First Impressions Team. Those who welcome, greet and serve all who attend your public gatherings. But how many churches have a Second Touch Team; those who are responsible for following up and seeking to connect those new attenders into the life of the church.

Every pastor gets frustrated with the lack of retention from the Easter outreach. The development of a Second...

5 Ways to Overcome the Summer Giving Slump

"God never estimates what we give from impulse. We are given credit for what we determine in our hearts to give; for the giving that is governed by a fixed determination." -Oswald Chambers

Helping our people experience the timeless truth of moving from impulse and haphazard giving to systematically and joyfully giving is a continuous process.  

We see this in Paul's writings, 

"Each one must give as he has decided...

5 Reasons Why People Are Not Giving To Your Church

By Gary Rohrmayer

It is a fairly common statistic that 80% of funding for your ministry comes from 20% of the people in your church. Though some experts are seeing the trend move to 90/10 ratio in giving. The startling statistic for me is that the rest of the funding comes from only 30% of the congregation.  Revealing that 50% of the people who call your church their home church and receive spiritual...

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