Brian K. Dodd

About Brian K. Dodd

Brian Dodd's daytime job is as a Generosity Architect and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. During the last 10+ years, he has spent each day having one-on-one conversations with many of the greatest church leaders in America. He also also has over 25 years of church volunteer and staff experience. Check out his blog: Brian Dodd on Leadership.

What Churches Can Do To Ensure Visitors Return The Sunday After Easter


Baptisms on Easter

Troy Page recently noted on, “Remember that the win is not how many people show up for Easter –  it’s how many people come back.Shoot for 75% of your Easter crowd.” This morning I was sitting in our church parking lot waiting on my daughter to get out of her high school small group.  Waiting gave me […]

7 Practices Of Growing Churches


Growth Chart

I have been involved in a number of conversations lately about church growth. What should growth look like? How does it look different for various sizes of church?  Should you add services or multi-site?  Are the measurements for success primarily attendance and budget?  Can you be successful without numerical growth?  If not, what is a healthy […]

13 Practices Of Successful Leaders In 2014



Do you want to be a successful leader in 2014?  It is a rhetorical question isn’t it?  Of course you do.  A better question may be do you have a strategy or system for success? If not, I want to point you to the December 30th edition of Sports Illustrated.  The incomparable Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin […]

The Inspirational Story Of A Church On A Mission From God


Ed Ryerson

On Friday, November 29th Pastor Ed Ryerson of Vineyard Church of Naples died as a result of cancer. But as you can see in the video above, 5 days before his passing God honored his life and gave him a glimpse into the life to come. Ryerson’s life was about to intersect with Senior Pastor […]

20 Quotes From Nelson Mandela: A Leader Who Truly Changed The World


Nelson Mandela on Day After Release

Today Nobel Peace Prize winner and iconic symbol of hope and freedom Nelson Mandela died at his South African home.  South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement in a nationally televised address and said,” Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, […]

10 Things Church Volunteers Wished Their Pastor Knew About Them



What are the volunteers serving in your church thinking?  What are their hopes, dreams, and needs?  During the last 26 years, I have had to privilege of serving on two church staffs but the vast majority of my time has been as a volunteer. To assist pastors and church leaders in better connecting with those who have made the strategic choice to […]

18 Practices Of Churches Who Have Sustained Success



During my 20′s two nationally-recognized churches resided in my hometown just five miles of each other.  Because of a demand for new worship styles, a changing community, and an inability and refusal to engage the next generation, these two churches are still in existence today but have limited impact. These congregations have aged dramatically and their best […]

7 Practices Of The Best Church Volunteers


image source: Megan Isaacson via CreationSwap.

I don’t know where I would be without a man named Lenis Black.  With the trajectory I was on, I certainly would not be the person I am today.  Who is Lenis Black you ask?  Lenis was a volunteer at Acworth United Methodist Church.  He was my first Sunday School teacher when I began attending church in 1980. […]

6 Things Older Leaders Can Do To Change A Young Leader’s Life


Old Young

This weekend I have the privilege of teaching and equipping over 60 pastors and church leaders.  As I was preparing this evening for that time together, my mind kept going back to 1980.  You see, it was in August 1980 that I became a Christian at 14-years-of-age while attending Acworth United Methodist Church located just north […]

10 Ways To Create Churches Angry Millennials Love To Attend


Reaching Millennials

I recently had a conversation with a church leader about how to reverse the declining attendance of their 20-somethings audience.  This same conversation is most-likely happening at thousands of churches across the globe. There has been much information written on this subject.  Most solutions to retaining this generation fall into four categories: Creating a new […]

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