History of The Well

As I have been driving around, meeting with youth ministry leaders from all styles, sizes and brands of churches, I have been encouraged and inspired.  There are a ton of youth ministry leaders around our state – volunteer and paid … Continued

Focus on Your Strengths

“We know some of their strengths, but I think it’s important that we focus on our strengths.” – Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals Manager, 2012 As we have seen the St. Louis Cardinals overcome some pretty devastating odds, it’s a … Continued

Older Students Will Lead or Leave

It seems that once a student gets a drivers license, their days in youth group become numbered.  It’s hard to compete with school, part-time jobs, and social lives of a mobile upperclassman. I recently heard it succinctly put this way, … Continued

Do You Know The Impact of 1-11-55 Principle?

If one customer has a bad experience, they will tell 11 people who will in turn tell 5 others.  On  the other side, if a customer has a positive experience, they will tell about 6 people who in turn tell … Continued

A Great Prayer for Leaders to Pray

Here are five powerful points from Ephesians 3 for you to pray – for your family, for your leadership team, for your church.  I pray… 1) That out of Christ’s glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your … Continued

5 Reasons Words Are Important

Here are some points from Matthew 12:33-37 about why words are so important. 1. Words Transmit Power (v 33-37) – Jesus said about Peter, “Upon this rock, I will build my church.”  God spoke miracles into being with words.  A … Continued

Ministry Leaders: Create, Don’t Replicate

“Church leaders need to create ministry, not replicate it.”  Center Church, Keller Creating ministry, specific to your region, the people and the gifts of the congregation is a powerful force. Attending conferences, hearing about other ministries and churches and reading books, … Continued

7 Things Ministry Leaders Need To Keep Doing

As the old farmer once said, “The problem with cows is that you have to keep milking them.” At times, we plan with the “this should do it once and for all” motto.  Anyone who has led people for very long … Continued

Five Ministry Time Savers

Though each of these require a little extra time up front, they produce “more” time later.  These are five ways to save time in ministry. Delegate – Figure out the little ways someone can help you.  Don’t get paralyzed wishing you … Continued

Do You Know Quality When You See It?

“It’s important to distinguish between efficiency – doing thing right – and effectiveness – doing the right things. – Drucker I was thinking about quality this morning as I was reading from The Little Team Book (Parker). Quality, as it … Continued

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