How To Respond To A Challenge

Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. You may have a challenge at work which requires extra-long hours on a special project. You may be dealing with a personal challenge such as a financial setback. Sometimes the challenge we’re facing … Continued

The Remedy For Becoming Complacent With Success

An inwardly focused organization inevitably misses new opportunities and hazards coming from competitors, customers or changes in the culture. John Kotter Once we reach some level of success in our church or ministry, it’s too easy to sit back and … 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

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

Summer Church Camp Still Works

Summer is coming and that brings opportunity for church camp!  Summer is still the best opportunity for kids and students to experience this great tool for growing deeper in faith. One of these days there may be another way to … 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

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

Great Leaders Trust Their Teams To Carry Out The Vision

Most Christian leaders are familiar with the story of Moses and the advice his father-in-law gave him. Without the organization and delegation, Moses would have certainly burned out trying to manage every little detail and case among the nation (Ex … Continued

A’s In Life

During lunch with a colleague and friend, he recounted the impact a professor had on him. It was in a class where he was falling behind and he emailed the professor. My friend laid out his reasons for getting behind … Continued

God’s Detailed Plans For Worship

We’re crossing a bridge at our church in worship planning. Here’s a bit of background: We have four Sunday morning services and two other satellite services where we send lay speakers. Two of the four services on the main campus are … Continued

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