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Know Thyself

St. Augustine said to “Know Thyself” What type of a leader are you? One of the most important things you can do for the health and benefit of the ministry that you lead is to know yourself. Do you understand your SHAPE for ministry? SHAPE is a wonderful acronym that stands for Spiritual Gifts, Heart, [...]

By |September 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Identify the Faithful Few

Identify the faithful few in your ministry and invite them to greater involvement. There are many categories of people that you serve with in your ministry area. Can you identify individuals that you could call to greater levels of involvement? Before you identify the faithful few in your ministry ready to be called for greater [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Don't Oversell the Sacrifice

When recruiting, don’t oversell the sacrifice. Share the opportunity to make an impact on the Kingdom of God. So many leaders walk into the recruiting conversation apologetic and sheepish. They come to the conversation feeling like they are a bad person that is taking something away from this potential volunteer. As they present their ideas, [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Does your Strategy Clarify Opportunities or do New Opportunities Constantly Redefine your Strategy?

Ministry leaders can easily fall prey to shiny, silver objects. It is all too easy to be taken off track and derailed from a very critical strategy simply because a shiny object has appeared in the periphery.  When you begin to pursue this peripheral opportunity, you get yanked off track. Think of your strategy as [...]

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Concerned About Many Things

I may be concerned about many things, but I am responsible but for a few. Place your energies towards the few. Do you know what YOU are responsible for? Over the years, I have been plagued by what I viewed as illogical and poor decision making by ministries that I had no responsibility for in [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

An Inheritance in Heaven

Remember the promises and remind volunteers that there is an inheritance kept in heaven for you. As humans, we all respond to rewards. We are motivated both intrinsically and extrinsically, and God knows that. God is a God of rewards, but I think we often forget that God has truly incentivized serving and sacrificing for [...]

By |July 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments