Select Page

Trading Pews For Chairs?

Trading your old pews for new chairs? Here is a quick reminder that might save you some money (and perhaps a little embarrassment) down the road. Pews are usually anchored to the floor and, for insurance purposes, are considered part of the building structure. If your...

Incomplete Crisis Plans

Many crisis response plans I've seen are well-written and crafted to cover just about everything you'd expect to be included. All of the bits and pieces are woven together into a useful plan. Except for one thing. People creating crisis response plans often leave out...

Pastor In Crisis

One of the heroes on D-Day in World War II was awarded one of our nation's highest commendations  because his clear-headed response to the chaos on the beach saved many lives, and helped secure strategic targets critical to the success of the invasion. About 200 days...

What’s Your Church’s Crisis Plan?

A pastor's worst nightmare occurred just a few weeks ago on a rural Texas highway when a pickup truck slammed into a small church bus loaded with senior citizens. Thirteen people died - including the bus driver. One moment, a fun church outing. The next, a church in...

CISM – Things You Can Do

How can you help diminish the effects of stress? The information in this one-page guide will help you better care for yourself, as well as assist others who may be struggling. Download this page by clicking the link below....

Welcome!

  Among the many surprises and frustrations that are part of a pastor's work, two repeatedly dogged me throughout the years. I saw lots of hurting people, but beyond my pastoral prayers and biblical guidance, I had no idea how to minister to them until they were...

CISM – Stress Reaction Information

People who are in crisis are experiencing unusual emotional stress that is not alleviated by their normal coping mechanisms. In these situations, they need someone to help them through their struggles. The information on this page will help you, and them, understand...

CISM – Children

Children are often bothered, even traumatized, by events swirling around them. This information will help you care for children who are caught in stressful situations. Download this page by clicking the link below....

Be Careful – And Wise!

It's been cold and icy across the eastern half of the United States. Roads are slick and everybody is headed to the store for milk and bread. I'm not sure what it is about snow and ice that make southerners want to have bread and milk in their kitchens, but they...

About Us

The Average Church provides resources and services to churches whose smaller size often prevents them from securing the professional services they need.