Six Ways Church Staff Team Members Can Influence The Church

Does the staff influence the church more or does the church influence the staff more? Obviously, they both happen to some degree, but this question has been on my mind.  In this post, I will focus on the ways church staff and leaders can help shape the church: 1. Through Prayer – It’s the obligation of … Read more

When Your Values Are Clear, Your Choices Are Easy

“When your values are clear, your choices are easy.” – Thad Allen When our values are really clear, the choices become more limited. A simple example might be our value to be honest. Because we value honesty, we don’t make the choice to cheat on our taxes, our timesheet, or other things in life. This … Read more

Three Negative Messages You Send When You’re Late

How is it that some people are never late and others always are? How can an issue always arise that creates the conditions for being late? There may a few good reasons, but overall, the leader sends some certain messages when they are late. I’m far from perfect in this regard, but I do have … Read more

Six Ways Vacations Shape Us

Time off is invaluable. Sabbath time is a weekly rhythm you shouldn’t negotiate. Here’s a great sermon that talks more about the Sabbath. Beyond Sabbath, we need extended vacation from work. Whether you take a huge trip or just spend time at home, vacations help us do six important things: RELAX A few days with … 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

Seven Things Volunteers Need From Their Leaders

Most paid ministry staff roles in the church require work and leadership with volunteers. It’s not always easy, but the reward of equipping the church for ministry is incredible! With effective volunteer ministry, more gets accomplished and it’s more fun. I once heard it said that volunteers are motived by success. It’s true there isn’t a physical … Read more

Followers Are Attracted To These Four Leadership Attributes

“People follow a leader, not a title.” I’ve heard this many times over the years. It’s a great concept for church staff to understand.  For you, your title should be a reminder of service. For others, it may carry a little weight. An official title does not guarantee people will follow. But there are attributes … Read more