Posts by Kevin Fontenot

How Summit Church Benefited From Online Training In A Rural Community

Online training isn’t just for churches located in growing cities. Kim Masengale has learned this first hand as the women’s pastor at Summit Church in Indiana, PA, a town of roughly 13,000 people located 60 miles outside of Pittsburgh. Since she and her husband joined the staff at Summit Church, they have experienced exponential attendance…

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How To Give And Receive Feedback With Your Church Volunteers

This post has been adapted from episode 16 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 Teams Podcast, where we talk about all things related to church leadership, discipleship and…

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How To Pastor Your Church Volunteers

This post has been adapted from episode 16 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 Teams podcast where we talk about all things related to church leadership, discipleship and…

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How to Create a Welcoming First Impression for Church Guests

Have you ever been to a restaurant and immediately been turned off by the experience? I know I have. Whether it’s employees who walk past without saying anything, a rude hostess, or just an unclean building, a bad first impression instantly sets the tone for the rest of your experience. Chances are your overall impression…

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How To Get First Time Guests To Come Back

This post has been adapted from episode 16 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 to church leadership, discipleship, and…

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How To Create A Small Group Leader Training Program

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 discipleship in your church through…

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The Story of TrainedUp

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 to church leadership, discipleship, and…

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