Your Church Needs Coaches, Not Staff

I recently heard someone say, “a church needs to quit hiring staff and start hiring coaches.” In some ways it makes sense. Hiring people who can help assemble the greatest and largest resource of the church – the people – … Continued

A Youth Worker’s #2 Priority!

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By having a “youth pastor” a local church is indicating two things: 1) they are allocating resources to keep ministry to the students and families organized and moving and 2) they are asking that leader to help equip the congregation for … Continued

Focusing Social Media Accounts

I was pulled to the center of the texting vortex about three years back when I lost my voice for three months.  Here I am three years later, slowly realizing that I have also been pulled into many different social networking … Continued

Ministry Prayer Plan

I was inspired by Greg Groves at The Well Seminars this fall.  He has a very structured, intentional and expectant personal prayer ministry model. As a ministry leader, one of our big jobs is to pray for our people.  I have … Continued

The Most Important Hour Of The Day

I was reading a list today from Ralph Palmen (principles and strategies for everyday living) where he mentioned the “Quick Start Concept”.  It is said that the first hour of every day should be your best.  That idea of a … Continued

The Engineer’s Job Was To Oversee The Fireman: Lessons From Old Steam Engine Trains

A wise engineer knows that keeping the fire going is what keeps the train moving.  He also knows that if he tries to take on two roles (fireman and engineer), both will suffer. Either you keep the fire stoked and … Continued

Compounding Days in Ministry

I know this isn’t scientific data, but it’s been my experience that the weight of days compound during youth events, camps, and conferences.  If Monday is valued as a day, then Tuesday builds on it and is actually worth a … Continued

Make it unreal.

While setting up for a four day event one summer, with what was supposed to be a whole church youth ministry of about 30 kids, we found out the numbers in attendance had changed slightly.  Instead of 25-30 kids, there … Continued

Five Warning Signs a Church is Unhealthy.

I recently read an article from Thom Rainer that listed five warning signs a church may be sick.   It may look healthy on the outside, but once these things begin to set in, full blown sickness is inevitable.  Five Warning Signs 1. … Continued

When does a hectic schedule becomes a sindule?

I heard someone recently say that the over-business in our culture is dangerously close to the “level of sinful”. We’re so busy doing activities we are neglecting what really matters. When asked how someone is doing, many times the answer … Continued

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