Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

An Inside Look Into How Volunteers At Substance Church Reacted To Online Training

September 20, 2018

“In our kids ministry, we did not have a training system for our volunteers. We’d send out an email with some information and tell people to show up on Sunday. We’d hand them a t-shirt, give them a couple of policies, and wish them good luck.” Does this sound familiar?…

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How Foothills Church Streamlined Their Training Process And Increased Volunteers By 30%

September 19, 2018

Can you imagine 98% of your volunteers all being available at the same time and actually attending a training meeting? Despite the reality that those kind of results are next to impossible to achieve with meetings, Landon Reynolds and his family ministry team at Foothills Church were able to get…

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Church Partners & Course Templates: When it Comes to Training, More is More

September 19, 2018

Ever since I started TrainedUp, our purpose has been to empower ministry leaders to equip your people for the work of ministry. To that end, we’ve always provided flexible and powerful tools for you to create your own training. In early 2017, we redesigned everything from scratch, adding some innovative…

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How To Give And Receive Feedback With Your Church Volunteers

September 12, 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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Top 8 Most Effective Church Outreach Ideas for Spring, Summer, and Fall

September 6, 2018

Churches grow when they focus on outreach. There are tons of ways to grow a ministry, but outreach initiatives have proven themselves as useful for decades. Outreach initiatives are cross-generational. Millennials and Boomers will engage in an outreach initiative…well, maybe not Gen-Xers, but that’s because the punk rock generation still…

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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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