Motivation of Volunteers

Most of what is accomplished in my work is through an army of volunteers, all for whom I am grateful!  Motivation is a key piece to the effective work of any team, especially a volunteer team.  I was intrigued by … Continued

Nurturing Your Ministry Team

A quote that has always stuck with me is that “a great leader is like a turtle on a fence post  – – there’s no way that turtle got up there by himself”.  We all have people on our teams … Continued

Thoughts about being a guest worship leader

I was recently invited to be the guest worship leader for a church worship service.  Many times, I have served as a worship leader for an event or worship service, but the unique thing about this was that I just … Continued

Core Values for your Worship Team

The core values of our worship ministry team: 1) WE WORSHIP – first and foremost, we must be a team of people who love God with all our hearts and seek to give him thanks, praise and glory and we … Continued

Six Reminders for Ministry Leaders

Recently through conversations and messages, concerts and reflection, I have been reminded of six random thoughts for ministry leaders. Love Your People Don’t miss out on the joy of loving the people with whom you are in ministry. Jesus tells … Continued

Eight Thoughts for Cultivating Growth In Your Church

There are a few words that need to stay on our hearts and minds; in our vocabulary and conversation when we are cultivating growth in our church and ministries. Hope — Any local church–no matter the size, attendance or budget … Continued

Five Things That Never Go Out of Style In Ministry

Prayer It may seem obvious, but prayer is the bedrock to ministry and a life of faith. There is a work that is done through prayer that will never be accomplished otherwise.  The fruit from the prayerful ministry will be … Continued

We Love You, Tim!

I opened my inbox and there it was – a message from Vista Print: “We Love You, Tim!” I thought it was hilarious; an online printing place sending me such a personal note. Though I thought it was funny, it … Continued

Square Dancin’

The last time I was at a square dance was sixth grade until last night.  The camp we were at had one and everyone participated.  It started with simple group circle dances and then began to get more complicated.  Ruby … Continued

Bread on the Cross

We led worship for a weekend family camp that concluded in communion during the last service.  Each person was invited to come as the pastors placed the bread into their hands. The Harvest projector and computer were set up displaying … Continued

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