Leadership

11 Reasons You Should Give Online Training A Chance

Over the last three years, we’ve helped thousands of pastors train tens of thousands of volunteers and leaders. For most of those pastors, it was their first time using an online tool for training and many were skeptical that it wouldn’t work for their church. You’re probably like them. You’ve considered online training, but are…

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How To Become A Data Informed Church

This post has been adapted from episode 10 of our podcast. You can listen to the full podcast here or keep reading. Kevin Fontenot:  Hey there, I’m Kevin Fontenot and I’m here with Scott Magdelain. We’re your hosts of the Thriving Ministry Teams podcast, where we talk about all things related to church leadership, discipleship, and training.…

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17 Free Church Leadership Training Materials

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 definitely fit your budget, even…

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The Art of Delegating And Leading Your Team Well

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 about everything related to church…

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How To Recognize And Avoid Burnout For Ministry Leaders

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 about all things related to…

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How To Include Single Women In Your Women’s Ministry

“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 a microcosm of the larger…

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17 Bible Verses About Leadership

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 is more than a source…

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7 Areas Where Storytelling Can Improve Your Church Communications

Storytelling is one of my passions. I’ve written plenty of other blog posts on the topic, and even published a storytelling devotional last year called The Original Storyteller. One of the reasons why I’m so interested in storytelling is because that’s how God has designed each of us. Storytelling may be a recent marketing buzzword,…

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Helping Your Church Learn To Read The Bible

This post has been adapted from episode 7 of our podcast. You can listen to the full podcast here, watch the video below, or keep reading. Kevin Fontenot: Hey. 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,…

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6 Prime Communication Opportunities that Churches Are Missing

Church communication is lacking. That may not be true in every church. But it’s a frustrating reality for the vast majority of congregations. Even if your church communicates better than average, there is still plenty that you can do to improve. There is plenty of ground to make up. As church leaders, we aren’t doing…

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