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

No Such Thing As Over-Communication In Student Ministry

Though there are many moving parts to a student ministry, the goal is pretty simple – walk with students and their families as they grow and become faithful followers of Jesus. The programming, events, meetings and gatherings should all work … 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

New Goals, New Attitude

Goals have a way of helping us create a positive attitude in life. They renew our sense of doing something big and challenge us – even if we don’t set the goals ourselves. The Bible speaks to the idea of … Continued

A Season Of Vision Re-Focus

The COVID shutdown has given ministries, pastors, and churches the opportunity to step back and refocus on vision.  Normally, it’s not easy to find a block of time like this for retooling and assessing. I have been re-reading IT: How … Continued

Five Questions For A Busyness Status Check

I’ve read two books lately on the issue of busyness for ministry leaders – and probably all Christians. The first book was What Matters Most by Doug Fields. (Here’s the post I wrote on that subject.) The second was Rethink … Continued

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