TEACH THESE TEN SIMPLE ATTRIBUTES TO BUILD AN INCREDIBLE TEAM

Much of our work in ministry is centered around working with people in teams.  Yet many leaders also report, according to Ken Blanchard, that they don’t know how to teach their people to work in teams. I was reading today from John Maxwell’s Developing The Leaders Around You (from the pile in the basement that I’ll read … Read more

WARNING FOR MINISTRY LEADERS: YOUR ATTITUDE IS CONTAGIOUS

Pastors, worship leaders, and next-generation ministry leaders build the culture of attitude – positive or negative – in the leaders and the church. Your attitude is contagious. No ministry or leader is perfect and you will experience tough seasons and situations. But it’s important to keep a positive attitude. As Winston Churchill said, “I am … Read more

Why Enthusiasm Is Important For Church Leaders

Enthusiasm is both a gift and a choice. Everyone is enthusiastic about something. It’s important for people to experience enthusiastic church leaders – leaders with enthusiasm for Jesus, people, the church, and ministry. Enthusiasm can be defined as displaying enjoyment, interest, or approval about a particular subject or activity with a desire to be involved. … Read more

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!”