Motivation of Volunteers

Most of what is accomplished in my work is through an army of volunteers, all for whom I am grateful!  Motivation is a key piece to the effective work of any team, especially a volunteer team.  I was intrigued by … Continued

Nurturing Your Ministry Team

A quote that has always stuck with me is that “a great leader is like a turtle on a fence post  – – there’s no way that turtle got up there by himself”.  We all have people on our teams … Continued

Six Reminders for Ministry Leaders

Recently through conversations and messages, concerts and reflection, I have been reminded of six random thoughts for ministry leaders. Love Your People Don’t miss out on the joy of loving the people with whom you are in ministry. Jesus tells … Continued

Focus Your Youth Ministry, Widen the Impact

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Here’s a reminder for three important things to focus on in your ministry to students!  Helpful Holy Teaching—Teaching can come in lots of forms, but it must be something that will help students.  Chart your course for the next few … Continued

Five Things That Never Go Out of Style In Ministry

Prayer It may seem obvious, but prayer is the bedrock to ministry and a life of faith. There is a work that is done through prayer that will never be accomplished otherwise.  The fruit from the prayerful ministry will be … Continued

Perpetually Partially Connected

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A large percentage of Americans are Perpetually Partially Connected.  Though it seems like we are connected to a greater extent, we are never fully engaging in one aspect of life.  We look at our phone while we are eating dinner, … Continued

9 Ways to Grow Community with your Staff

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I have been a part of church staff that had three people, a staff that had over 40 people and a staff somewhere in between. Community among staff is an important ingredient to keep a church or any organization moving forward. … Continued

Ideas for Ministry Events

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One of the primary purposes for the existence of Harvest Ministry Teams is to be a resource to the church.  We have served in several styles of events and here are some samples of the schedules / ministries.  We would … Continued

New Year Planning for Student Ministry

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The week between Christmas and New Year is a good time to take a look at next year. To start with, I usually print off a monthly calendar.  Make sure your calendar begins with Sunday (I want to start a … Continued

Speaking Bible

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We were recently with a sr. high student ministry for a weekend event.  They told a story about a time when one of the students in their group stumbled over some words as he read scripture aloud.  He got flustered … Continued

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