How do you measure success in ministry?

I have a confession to make...I like crowds. The bigger the better. I love the energy of a crowded room. There's nothing like looking across the sea of faces in the worship center at our church on Sunday morning when the room is jam-packed. I have a feeling I'm not the only leader that feels this … Continue reading How do you measure success in ministry?

2014 Ministry Trends

Back at the beginning of the year, Carey Nieuwhof published this info-graph highlighting some of the major trends he believes churches can't ignore in 2014. Now that we are at the half-way point of 2014, I want to revisit these trends to see where the church stands. Honestly, I couldn't agree more with Carey's observations. These … Continue reading 2014 Ministry Trends

#1 – Why Men Aren’t Volunteering At Church

First of all, this is not a post downplaying the importance of women serving in ministry. The truth of the matter is that without all the women that serve faithfully our churches would have a hard time existing. Women have been playing a vital role in ministry since the time of Jesus. This post is … Continue reading #1 – Why Men Aren’t Volunteering At Church

#6 – 4 Ways To Keep Volunteers AFTER You Recruit Them

Every ministry in the church needs volunteers. They are the lifeblood of a healthy church. When I first started out in ministry, I could get people to try it out and serve. Lots of folks would serve for a few months but they would drop off as quickly as they jumped in. Just as churches … Continue reading #6 – 4 Ways To Keep Volunteers AFTER You Recruit Them

#7 – Recruit Like Apple

It is well worth your time to invest 4.5 minutes watching this inspiring recruitment video from Apple. Despite what you think about the company and it’s products, you have to agree that Apple does an amazing job at creating raving fans. Not just in the people that buy the latest iPhone, but in their employees … Continue reading #7 – Recruit Like Apple