The Most Powerful Form of Recruiting

The most powerful form of recruiting is done in person. Nothing replaces a tap on the shoulder. Right before Bill Hybels, from Willow Creek Church in Chicago, took the stage at a national Children’s Ministry conference, I sat and thought to myself, “Wow, it must be easy to work at a church this large. Think [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

The Harvest is Plentiful

The harvest is plentiful, the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers. Have you ever felt under the pressure of your workload and the mountain of volunteers that you need to find? What do you do in that situation? I honestly, and shamefully must admit that at times I [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Switching, Not Ditching

Create a culture of switching, not ditching. Your phone rings with the dreaded Saturday night phone call. Even as you answer the phone, you know how this conversation will go. One of your volunteers is canceling. That inevitable phone call or text or email that says “I’m sorry…” followed by the reason and rationale for [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Staff in the Next Five Years

Do you want staff in the next five years? Begin right now to create the structures that would support a staff member if in fact God blessed you with one. Everyone thinks that their problems would be solved if they just had a staff person. And in some ways, that could be true. An extra [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Promise Little, Produce Much.

All of us in ministry desire to please the people that we shepherd. Part of pleasing them involves letting them know what we want to do, our future vision, and future ideas. As these ideas and visions are shared, people begin to attach and latch on to those things that you bring to the table. [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Leading yet No One is Following

If you think you are leading and yet no one is following, you are just taking a walk. Emotional intelligence is a key characteristic in any leadership role. Understanding people and understanding the nuanced ways to see whether or not people are following your leadership is a critical role in the ministry. A leader needs [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

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