The Advantages Of Serving In Your Home Church

You have probably heard the definition of an expert being “anyone who travels at least 100 miles to speak.”   I have, on many occasions over the years, had the privilege of being called upon to lead/speak in various locations around … Continued

Seven Things Volunteers Need From Their Leaders

Most paid ministry staff roles in the church require work and leadership with volunteers. It’s not always easy, but the reward of equipping the church for ministry is incredible! With effective volunteer ministry, more gets accomplished and it’s more fun. … Continued

Margin, Rhythm, Vision & Grace

As I’m planning to take a break from writing in the blog for a couple weeks, these four words come to mind: Margin, Rhythm, Vision & Grace. Time away provides margin. It’s like the white space around the typed words on … Continued

Five Ways Leaders Bring Energy To The Organization

Those around. you will feed off your energy – good or bad! When you show your passion and heart for the work, others will feel a sense of permission to follow suit. Without a level of energy, it’s going to … Continued

Nine Ministry Team Energy Suckers

If we’re not careful, energy can be easily drained from our ministry team. Every church staff member is a team leader to one degree or another. You must take note of those areas that are draining the energy from the leaders … Continued

21 Reasons To Send Thank You Notes

Most Mondays, I send thank you notes. Thanks to a faithful office volunteer, I’m able to write out lots of notes and they get magically mailed off! Ministry leaders should send at least a couple of real live, in the … Continued

Regrets Of The Dying

I remember once talking to my grandma about how quickly time passes by. It seemed like when I was a kid, every day felt long. As I got older, weeks felt like days – it was passing by quickly. Soon … Continued

Where have you failed lately?

I recently read a story of a woman who recalled dinner times when she was younger. Regularly, her dad would ask the kids, “Where have you failed this week?” The question prompted some conversation but more importantly set a tone … Continued

What Vision Is Not

What is your vision for ministry? I recently heard what vision is not. Vision Is Not A Goal Goals are narrow and statistical. Vision is broad and warm in comparison. Vision Is Not A Dream Dreams are broad and inspirational. … Continued

Quotes From New Room Conference

Here are some of the notes and quotes I took during the New Room 2018 Conference. I highly recommend ministry leaders attend this conference next September 25-27, 2019 in Franklin, TN. (Visit the New Room Website for more information)   … Continued

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