Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

How to Write Video Training Scripts for Ministry Volunteers

June 18, 2018

Most ministry leaders don’t spend their days producing training videos. But, if you’re a leader, training is almost certainly part of what you do. Of course, most of the training you do has been in person. Maybe you’ve had new team members shadow you or someone else on your team.…

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17 Free Church Leadership Training Materials

June 5, 2018

Leadership development has a resource challenge. There are thousands and thousands of resources, but it’s hard to find good ones and it’s hard to find ones that fit your budget. However, because I believe in developing leaders in and for ministry, I wanted to help you find resources that will…

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How This Church Recruited 40 New Volunteers In One Day!

June 4, 2018

We’re happy to welcome Olivia O’Connor to the TrainedUp blog. Olivia is the Director of Teams and Development at Charlotte Assembly of God in Charlotte, Michigan. The church staff and I constantly found ourselves in a never-ending cycle of asking the SAME people to serve, over and over again. It…

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The Art of Delegating And Leading Your Team Well

May 30, 2018

This post has been adapted from episode 9 of our podcast. You can listen to the full podcast here, watch the video below, or keep reading. 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’re talking…

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6 Places to Find Children’s Church Lessons Quickly

May 25, 2018

Children are important, because the Church is always only one generation from disappearing. As church leaders, we have to communicate the Gospel to the youth in our community. It’s our responsibility to steward our faith into the future. Jesus modeled this when he said, “Let the little children come to…

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How To Recognize And Avoid Burnout For Ministry Leaders

May 23, 2018

This post has been adapted from episode 8 of our podcast. You can listen to the full podcast here, watch the video below, or keep reading. 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…

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How to Do Children’s Ministry Training and 12 Topics to Cover

May 21, 2018

  I talk to pastors and ministry leaders every week. The most common training challenge in almost every church I speak with is training children’s volunteers and leaders. That’s one reason we’ve included tons of training videos in our library and made some children’s ministry training videos available for free…

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How To Include Single Women In Your Women’s Ministry

May 19, 2018

“Single” is often a dirty word thrown around churches. It’s not that they aren’t loved or welcomed, but often people in leadership don’t know what to do with them. The honest truth is that most of our church ministries and resources are focused on families. Women’s ministries tend to be…

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17 Bible Verses About Leadership

May 18, 2018

What’s the best leadership book you’ve ever read? There are so many great options, written by a multitude of great authors, from a variety of perspectives. But there’s one great book you’ve probably heard of that isn’t usually considered a leadership book. It’s called the Bible. That’s right. The Bible…

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