Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

Why Ministry Leaders Should Clarify Expectations for Every Team Member

August 20, 2018

It’s no secret that one of the most prevalent killers of relationships is unmet expectations. In fact, you could say that all other issues are related to expectations. In marriage it might be finances or intimacy where expectations aren’t met. In a ministry relationship, it might be hands-on support or…

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How To Create A Small Group Leader Training Program

August 17, 2018

Small group leaders are one of the most crucial volunteer roles in the local church. These leaders are entrusted with teaching, leading, and ministering to a group of church members. A well thought out small group leader training program is one of your greatest tools to help promote unity and…

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The Story of TrainedUp

August 15, 2018

This post has been adapted from episode 14 of our podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast here or read the transcript below.  Kevin Fontenot: Hey there. I’m Kevin Fontenot, and I’m here with Scott Magdalein. We’re your hosts of The Thriving Ministry Team’s Podcast, where we talk about all things related…

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6 Steps to Develop Young Leaders in Ministry

August 13, 2018

There’s no shortage of articles talking about leading and developing young leaders. It’s a heavily covered topic because it’s so important. If you want your ministry to be around when you leave, and you want to leave a positive legacy in that ministry, then you need to develop young leaders.…

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The Volunteer Check-up: 11 Vital Questions Leaders Should Ask Their Volunteers

July 31, 2018

Your volunteer teams don’t replace the Holy Spirit, but they are His hands and feet in your church and community. They are where the “rubber meets the road” when it comes to serving people, showing God’s love, and helping outsiders feel like they’re at home in your building. You don’t…

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How To Create A Church Leadership Pipeline

July 25, 2018

This post has been adapted from episode 14 of our podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast here or read the transcript below.  Kevin Fontenot: Hey there, I’m Kevin Fontenot and I’m here with Scott Magdalein. We’re the host of the Thriving Ministry Teams Podcast, where we talk about all things related…

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How To Create A Church Greeter Training Program

July 20, 2018

Creating a church greeter training program is a struggle for many churches. While greeter ministry is fairly straightforward, it is one of the most vital volunteer roles in your church. Every first time guest engages with a greeter. In this guide, we’ll walk you through a systematic approach to creating…

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How to create a culture of personal development in your church

How To Create A Culture Of Personal Development In Your Church

July 18, 2018

This post has been adapted from episode 13 of our podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast here or read the transcript below.  Kevin Fontenot: Hey there, I’m Kevin Fontenot and I’m here with Scott Magdalein. We’re your hosts of the Thriving Ministry Team’s podcast where we talk about all things…

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8 Ways to Make Portable Church Easier and Less Stressful

July 17, 2018

I’ve spent about 10 years in two different portable churches. I was a worship leader at the first one and I’ve been in multiple roles at my current church. I’ve learned a thing or two during that decade. Some of that education was hard-fought and some of it was gleaned…

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