Get the fire back in your belly!

Regaining vision & momentum. There may come a time when you realize that you have just been coasting.  You still say the right words, you still do the right stuff, but you just don’t have the passion to make a … Continued

Who Else Needs to Increase Their Impact by Increasing Their Volunteer Teams?

The key to volunteers on your side is ownership.  It’s more than just delegating jobs, though that is a step in the process.  It’s giving those people who believe in you and the mission an opportunity to participate meaningfully and … Continued

Break It Down: Adaptablity… a key to success.

With a two year old in the house, our little Black & Decker version of the Dirt Devil gets a work out every time we have a meal. I bent down the other day to vacuum up a bbq chip … Continued

Leading Servants and Serving Leaders

This phrase once came to mind about the role of a church staff person. I’m not sure if it’s something I read or something that just came to me, but I wrote it on a Post It note and have had it on … Continued

12 Simple (& Mostly Free) Ways to Grow a Small Church Student Ministry

I see scads of small church youth ministry on an annual basis.  I love them.  I love the leaders.  I love the students.  I also am blessed to work with some of the larger student ministries in my little circle … Continued

Helping Kids Soar!

In order for a kite to fly, the string holding it must be anchored to someone or something. Without this constant anchored tension, it can’t soar.  Much like a kite, children need such an anchor.  Here are four ways children … Continued

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

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