Seven Tips For Student Ministry Volunteers

I recently reread a book by Doug Fields called Help! I’m A Volunteer Youth Worker. Written 25 years ago, this simple book has some great wisdom. Here are seven practical things volunteers in student ministry can do: Affirm Students Students … Continued

Home and Ministry are Friends not Enemies

“Remember, the best thing you can do for your ministry is build a godly family; and the best thing you can do for your family is build a ministry that glorifies God. Home and ministry are friends, not enemies; and … 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 … Continued

Importance of Coaching

Coaching gives us an outside perspective on our work and leadership. It’s through questions and conversations that many discover how to get things moving forward in their ministry, personal goals or leadership. I have been the recipient of great coaching … Continued

A Sure Call and Hard Work

The soul task of the church is to invite people to meet Jesus and equip those people to invite others. This requires two things from both pastors and congregations: a sure call hard work A sure calling… Do you believe … Continued

Seven Ways Effective Pastors Motivate

Motivation is central to the work of the church. Christians are motivated out of love (1 Cor 16:14), out of thankfulness (Eph. 5:20), out of calling (Matthew 28:19) and from future promises (Heb. 11:24-26). We’re thankful for God’s rich mercy … Continued

Why Enthusiasm Is Important For Church Leaders

Enthusiasm is both a gift and a choice. Everyone is enthusiastic about something. It’s important for people to experience enthusiastic church leaders –  enthusiastic about Jesus, people, the church and ministry. Enthusiasm could be defined as a displayed feeling of … Continued

On Being A Servant Of God

On Being A Servant Of God, by Warren Wiersbe is a great book for pastors and church staff. It’s broken up into several small chapters packed with wisdom from a seasoned church leader. Today’s post is a collection of quotes … Continued

Time Management For Church Leaders: The Big Three

Most pastors, worship leaders, student ministry leaders and other church ministry staff are in charge of their own time.  This can be both good and bad. The scale can tip either way – all work and no play or too … Continued

Ministry Is About People

I recently read about a famous exchange from the former Southwest Airlines CEO, legendary Herb Kelleher. Kelleher asked a friend who had recently started a company, “So, how’s it going?”. The friend groaned, “Herb, I’m spending 99.9 percent of all … Continued

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