Remember How To Greet People!

For most of us, it’s been a while since we’ve greeted others in social settings. We’re going on four months of being cooped up at home during the Shelter-In-Place or slowly going out to a different world, required to stay … Continued

5 Concrete Ways Church Staff Stay Fresh in Ministry

Next week, our church office is beginning to slowly open back up. As I post this, we’ve been living through the 2020 global pandemic that seemed to shut the world down. If you’re serving in a church ministry, you either … Continued

Are You Acknowledging Your People Or Just Recognizing Them?

In her book, Grateful Leadership, Judith Umlas contends that next to survival, acknowledgment is the greatest human need. Leaders live with broad vision in general. But on a daily basis, this must translate to acknowledging those who are part of … Continued

9 Ways To Learn Like A Hummingbird

There is a big difference between the way a hummingbird nourishes itself versus the way a lion nourishes itself.  We should try to be like the hummingbird. A lion typically hunts it’s prey at night. It will kill a large … Continued

The Secret to Becoming Innovative

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What do stepladders, yo-yo’s and mood rings have in common?  They were all invented in Dayton, OH.  Did you know there are more US Patents that have come from Dayton, OH than any other single city in the USA?  I didn’t … Continued

Three Simple Things Going Into A New Year Of Student Ministry

There are three big seasons for student ministry – 1) Fall, 2) January, and 3) Summer. It’s sort of follows a semester mindset, but you can hit restart at any of these times. It’s a good time to get things … Continued

Ask Three Simple Questions To Align Your Priorities

John Maxwell has three great questions to help align priorities each day. These three questions help us sift the great from the mediocre and helps nail down exactly what we need to do right now.  Priorities begin to surface in … Continued

Ministry Leaders: Don’t Wait Too Long

We often make the mistake of waiting too long. The moment is gone, the iron has cooled. These missed opportunities have big implications for the church. Of course, there is still a need for caution. There will also be wisdom … Continued

Are You Ready For Significance? Here Are Three Questions You Can Ask

Here are three questions to help determine your readiness for significance: Can you be the best in the world at what you do? Are you passionate about what you are doing? Do you have the resources to change the world? … Continued

Hospitality Ministry Quotes

We recently had a Greeters, Ushers and Welcome Center Staff Team Meeting and used some material from Greg Atkinson’s Book, Hospitality Ministry. These are some of the quotes and questions we shared from this great book. 1. Why do we want … Continued

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