Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

How To Pastor Your Church Volunteers

September 5, 2018

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…

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How to Create a Welcoming First Impression for Church Guests

September 5, 2018

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.…

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5 Reasons Your Volunteers Are Underperforming (And How to Fix It)

September 3, 2018

Every ministry leader who also leads volunteers can tell you stories about being frustrated with volunteers who are not performing well. If you lead people, you’re going to have stories, too. In the volunteer world, underperforming can look like a lot of different things. Sometimes volunteers will underperform by showing…

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4 Crucial Lessons Pastors Should Learn from Entrepreneurs

August 27, 2018

Many pastors are uncomfortable with relating any ministry experience to business experience. You often see pastors reject leadership principles or management strategies that are gleaned from business leaders. If you’re in that camp, skip to the bottom of this post. The rest is not meant for you. Why Entrepreneurs, Specifically?…

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How To Get First Time Guests To Come Back

August 22, 2018

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…

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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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