Tips and Tricks

3 Secrets to Get Church Volunteers Engaged in Training

Engagement has always been the engine of church growth. In the past, people engaged with their church body at a church building. That engagement usually pivoted on worship services as the central engagement event. Other engagement tools included Sunday School (before the Sunday service), midweek ministry (music, prayer, children’s ministry activities, etc), outreach events, and…

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Leadership Development Principles for your Church

As ministry leaders, one of our top priorities is to raise up leaders. Yet, the typical leadership development framework is broken in most churches. Instead of raising up those that have been in a position of learning, modeling, and discipling, we instantly elevate those that have ‘leadership potential’. However, the way we evaluate leadership potential…

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7 Ways To Get More ROI From Your Sermons

Writing a sermon is an arduous journey. On average, pastors spend 9.5 hours every week writing their sermon for the upcoming Sunday. That is more time than they spend eating during the week. The average pastors spends over 400 hours a year in sermon preparation. With most pastors preaching more than forty times per year,…

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My Top Leadership Communication Secret: The Follow-Up

In 2009, I got in way over my head in a new job. I’d been hired as project manager with the Digerati at Life.Church (then LifeChurch.tv). My job was to organize all the digital missions work at Life.Church, keep projects moving forward, and maintain open communication on the team. After my first 6 months, I…

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How to Explain Salvation to a Child

Kids ask so many questions. Most of those questions are somewhere between cute (“Have you met my imaginary friend?”) and concerning (“Did my mommy pack an extra pair of underwear for me?”). Somewhere on that spectrum are spiritual questions. Kids ask why Zacchaeus was so small and how Noah built such a big boat with…

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21 Volunteer Recruiting Ideas For Your Church

21 Volunteer Recruiting Ideas For Your Church

I’m a big believer that healthy churches are full of healthy volunteers. After all, we’re called to equip the saints for the work of ministry and that means that we need people actually doing ministry. Finding people to serve isn’t always easy. There’s a ton of work that needs to be done and finding volunteers…

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