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

Six Differences Between Networking And Building Relationships

  There is a difference between networking and building relationships. I’m sure they each have their place. I’m not sure where this came from, but it was a note I made a while back and thought I would share it … Continued

We’ve been connected to over 300 of the IGRC churches over the years.

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I don’t keep the best records, but I just found a list I compiled about four years ago. This is a list of all the IGRC churches Harvest (or me by myself) have been in to lead or sing over … Continued

A Mission Trip Each Year?

I have been on several mission trips in my life. One time, in particular, I remember being with a group of seminary students on a trip out of the country. During that amazing experience, many in our group talked seriously … Continued

Importance of Coaching

Coaching gives us an outside perspective on our work and leadership. It’s through questions and conversations that many discover how to get things moving forward in their ministry, personal goals or leadership. I have been the recipient of great coaching … Continued

Why Enthusiasm Is Important For Church Leaders

Enthusiasm is both a gift and a choice. Everyone is enthusiastic about something. It’s important for people to experience enthusiastic church leaders –  enthusiastic about Jesus, people, the church and ministry. Enthusiasm could be defined as a displayed feeling of … Continued

God Still Uses Summer Camps

When I listen to testimonies from faithful Christians, I almost always hear them mention at least two things: The first thing is a place.  Most often students take big steps of faith when they are at a special event. I’ve … Continued

Help Your Team Achieve By Eliminating Barriers

Could we be trying so hard to get things going, we may become overwhelmed, along with our team and our people? Maybe it’s time focus on what is keeping you and your team from being fully activated. Church leaders: you have … Continued

Family Ministry Event Schedule Idea

We just got home from a great ministry event in Paducah, KY. I have often posted schedules of events for other leaders to get ideas.  Here’s the schedule from this family ministry evening: 4:00 – 5:30 pm  Inflatables, family pictures, … Continued

Pick One (or more) of Twenty Five Ways You May Be Connected To Harvest Ministry

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We are in a season of raising money for Harvest Ministry based in Troy, IL.  This is part of a series of post about Harvest as we celebrate this week.  [read all posts in this series] In some ways, Harvest … Continued

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