7 Simple Ways Church Staff Can Build Trust

God’s most precious commodity in all the world is people and we must follow suit.  Our role as a pastor or staff member is to help grow the church and assist them in being Jesus to the world.  If trust … Continued

Go For No’s

If you are needing to ask volunteers to help serve or request donations for some event, here’s one great tip: Most people have a goal for how many people say, “yes.” But, if you want to get motivated, have a … Continued

Move Beyond The Ordinary To Generate Leadership

“Ordinary thinking and ordinary effort are almost never enough to generate leadership.” – Tribes, Seth Godin Could it be that the reason the church has trouble “generating leadership” is because of ordinary thinking and ordinary effort? Sometimes I think pastors look … Continued

Asking Creates Forward Movement

There’s a legend about Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and how it began. In 1882, the town of North Platte, NE requested Bill Cody to organize a Fourth of July Celebration. He called it the “Old Glory Blowout.” This event … Continued

Do Better Than Expected To Make A Lasting Impact!

I just finished reading the Compound Principle by Darren Hardy. The nutshell of this book is the little habits you have in your life will create incredible things over time! The compound principle is always at work – either with … Continued

The Importance Of A Vision

Here are seven important aspects of vision. I can’t remember where I found this list, but it’s really encouraging to me! At the end of this list, I have included some other posts I have written about vision. I’m praying … Continued

The Church Was Designed To Be A Volunteer Organization

There is tremendous power in the church. This is especially realized when every member understands the privilege of using their unique gifts and experiences to move the church forward in mission. Church leaders must become great at caring for volunteers … Continued

Three Reasons A Church Should Reach Outward

It’s way too easy for churches to coast. Urgency is a gift. If we’re not moving forward in ministry, we’re moving backward. Reaching outward is part of the mandate for success. Nothing is as devastating as a church that is … Continued

New Volunteers Are Fragile

New volunteers need to be nurtured. They need to see clearly what you’re asking them to do, how the work matters, what their time commitments are and how they’re gifts and efforts will affect the overall mission and outcome. Someone … Continued

Three Negative Messages You Send When You’re Late

How is it that some people are never late and others always are? How can an issue always arise that creates the conditions for being late? There may a few good reasons, but overall, the leader sends some certain messages … Continued

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