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 4 Ways To Keep Volunteers AFTER You Recruit Them
3 Keys to Empowering Your Team
Your organization will never reach its full potential until you turn your people loose to do the job. The 3 keys to empowering your team are: responsibility, authority, and accountability. It begins with releasing responsibility. This first step is often the easiest. But once you give away responsibility, you have to fight the temptation to … Continue reading 3 Keys to Empowering Your Team
Volunteers Are The Champions
Volunteers are the lifeblood of every healthy ministry. If everything rises and falls on leadership, then the effectiveness of the local church is determined by the quality of its volunteers. When pastors are helping people find and serve in their sweet spot the church is at its best. When volunteers serve according to their gifts … Continue reading Volunteers Are The Champions
Who are you investing in?
As church leaders, we often define our success by the crowds we attract. We long to impact as many people as possible. We desire to lead the largest ministry in town. We are energized by a packed house. We want more twitter followers and Facebook friends. The truth is, church leaders love crowds! There’s a … Continue reading Who are you investing in?
The Art of Delegation
News flash…there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that you want to get done! This leaves you with two alternatives: you can attempt to work non-stop or you can learn the art of delegation. Early in my career, I chose to try to work non-stop. Obviously this approach is not sustainable. No … Continue reading The Art of Delegation