Maximize Your Speaking Connection With These Eight Simple Tips

Though this book is for anyone, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by John Maxwell is a must for anyone who stands to speak before people on a regular basis.  As the book mentions, there are Four Unpardonable Sins of a Communicator: “being unprepared, uncommitted, uninteresting, or uncomfortable.”  Here are some of … Read more

The Art of Remembering Names

“People love to hear their names.”  My dad, who is famous for remembering names, mentioned this the other day. It reminded me of the importance of remembering people’s names.  When you are in any kind of people business – including the church – remembering names is critical. Our names carry weight and meaning.  They embody … Read more

No Such Thing As Over-Communication In Student Ministry

Though there are many moving parts to a student ministry, the goal is pretty simple – walk with students and their families as they grow and become faithful followers of Jesus. The programming, events, meetings and gatherings should all work toward this goal. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST And your communication is key to supporting and … Read more

The Gift of Resourcefulness (and why it should matter to church leaders)

Talent is nice, but it’s just one ingredient when it comes to the nitty gritty, complex church leadership issues. There are so many dynamics – relationships, finances, politics, and more.  We work with what we have been given as we seek to further the Gospel message. I recently heard the goal of being good at … Read more