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

Ten Ways To Mentor Worship Leaders

Worship Leaders are tasked with raising up worshippers and worship leaders. This includes specific moments and events where worship leaders can grow. Even more important, it must be a part of the nature and culture of the worship ministry to … 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

Create Something People Want To Join

If you want or need people to be a part of your ministry, make sure you’re offering something people want to be a part of. The leader is the cultural architect. You can create a great place for people to … 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

Seven Fun Worship Team Christmas Ideas

Here are some fun ideas for celebrating the season with your worship team: Solos Pick a good song and a good Sunday to highlight the musical skills of your team members by doing “solos.” Christmas is also a good time … Continued

Five Simple Rehearsal Ground Rules

Here are five basic rehearsal ground rules for rehearsals. Be on time. This common courtesy is important. When you’re punctual, it helps the rest of the group feel like they are important. It also helps rehearsal go smoothly from the … Continued

Five Areas Worship Leaders Can Show Honor

Honor is an important mix of respect and integrity. A person can honor someone else by respecting them in word and action. Honor is also about keeping one’s word – honoring what has been said and making it happen. When someone … 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

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