Why Church Leaders Need Daily Devotions To Be Successful

Time with God each day is like fresh bread.  It nourishes, it revives, it sustains.  The Word helps us to remain faithful, continuously keeps our eyes toward heaven and keeps us steady.  Digging into the God inspired and life giving Scripture is more than just reading – it’s engaging with God’s Spirit and allowing it … Read more

SEVEN FREE WAYS TO MOVE YOUR TEAM FORWARD

Every team could use more effectiveness, productivity, and growth all while spending less money.  Here are 7 ways any leader can help move their team forward – and it won’t cost a penny. Expectation – Expectation is the key to getting the best performance from your volunteers and staff.  Setting expectations and following through with them are important. Start … Read more

THINK LIKE A CHURCH PLANT AND GROW (EIGHT ATTRIBUTES)

I have been in many churches over the years.  I have visited established churches – churches that have been around for many decades.  And I have also been in several young church plants. Over the years, I have found myself saying that a church plant can learn a lot from an established church. But, an established church … Read more

USE THESE 12 STEPS TO RAISE UP MORE VOLUNTEERS

Developing volunteers in ministry is different that hiring and developing church staff. The main difference between them being volunteers receive no monetary compensation. This creates a different level of invitation and connection. The church needs people who feel called to serve in specific areas of ministry.  But the church leadership also needs to help make … Read more

DID YOU STUDY?

TEACHER: Why didn’t you study? STUDENT: A year has 365 days for you to study. After taking away 52 Sundays, there are only 313 days left. There are 50 days in the summer that are way too hot to work so there are only 263 days left. We sleep 8 hours a day, in a … Read more

THANK YOU DEAR

A couple is watching the news.  They hear that a beautiful actress is marrying an athlete who’s famous for his lack of IQ and common sense. Husband: “I’ll never understand why the goofiest guys get the most attractive wives!” Wife: “Why thank you, dear!”

PARKING METER

On a visit to Boston, I noticed a parking meter with a paper sack over it upon which was written: “Broken.” A skeptical parking officer removed the bag, inserted a quarter in the meter and turned the dial. It worked perfectly. As the officer began to write a parking ticket, the car’s owner rushed out … Read more

THREE ANSWERS

An accountant, an engineer and a statistician were interviewing for a job. Each of them were asked the same question at the conclusion of the interview: what is 4 x 5?  The engineer replied 20.000 with a 100% certainty factor.  The statistician answered that the sample size was too small to make any reliable conclusions.  … Read more

GOOD SPORTMANSHIP

“Look, Charlie,” the coach said, “you know the principles of good sportsmanship. You know the Little League doesn’t allow temper tantrums, shouting at the umpire, or abusive language.” “Yes sir, I understand.”  “Good, Charlie. Now, would you please explain that to your father?”

THE MATH PROBLEM

A 6th grade teacher posed the following problem to one of her arithmetic classes: “A wealthy man dies and leaves ten million dollars. One-fifth is to go to his wife, one-fifth is to go to his son, one-sixth to his butler, and the rest to charity. Now, what does each get?” After a very long … Read more