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

Six Ways Vacations Shape Us

Time off is invaluable. Sabbath time is a weekly rhythm you shouldn’t negotiate. Here’s a great sermon that talks more about the Sabbath. Beyond Sabbath, we need extended vacation from work. Whether you take a huge trip or just spend … Continued

Leaders Focus On The Future

“The truth is that focusing on the future sets leaders apart.” Kouzes & Posner Leaders are custodians of the future. They think about what is next. They spend time wondering how the world will look after today or after this … Continued

Here’s One Good Reason To Keep Singing

Worship songs build community, teach theology, help people remember scripture, and give praise the Lord. And the Vagus nerve is another good reason to sing. The Vagus nerve is a unique part of our creation. It’s the longest nerve in … Continued

The Art of Remembering Names

“People love to hear their names.”  My dad, who is famous for remembering names, mentioned this the other day. It reminded me of the importance of remembering people’s names.  When you are in any kind of people business – including … 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

Followers Are Attracted To These Four Leadership Attributes

“People follow a leader, not a title.” I’ve heard this many times over the years. It’s a great concept for church staff to understand.  For you, your title should be a reminder of service. For others, it may carry a … Continued

Cutting Back To Move Forward

“Busyness blurs ministry vision.” Craig Groeschel The natural instinct of a ministry leader is to add more. More ministries, more information, more outlets, more processes. But always adding more doesn’t help a plant grow. To be healthy, a plant must … 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

Implement Your Intentions

Thoughts create action. They have extreme power over what you feel and do. This is why scripture speaks to the power of thoughts in the renewing of our minds. Do not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but … Continued