Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

How To Have One-On-One’s With Your Church Staff

June 27, 2018

This post has been adapted from episode 11 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 Magdalein. We’re your hosts of the Thriving Ministry Teams podcast, where we talk about all things related to…

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11 Reasons You Should Give Online Training A Chance

June 25, 2018

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…

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How To Create The Perfect Volunteer Page On Your Church Website

June 22, 2018

Your website is one of the best tools you have for connecting with new people and to get your existing members to take their next step. Having a great volunteer or serve page on your website helps in both cases! For potential first time visitors, a volunteer or serve page…

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How To Become A Data Informed Church

June 20, 2018

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…

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How to Write Video Training Scripts for Ministry Volunteers

June 18, 2018

Most ministry leaders don’t spend their days producing training videos. But, if you’re a leader, training is almost certainly part of what you do. Of course, most of the training you do has been in person. Maybe you’ve had new team members shadow you or someone else on your team.…

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17 Free Church Leadership Training Materials

June 5, 2018

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…

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How Charlotte Assembly of God Recruited 40 New Volunteers In One Day!

June 4, 2018

We’re happy to welcome Olivia O’Connor to the TrainedUp blog. Olivia is the Director of Teams and Development at Charlotte Assembly of God in Charlotte, Michigan. The church staff and I constantly found ourselves in a never-ending cycle of asking the SAME people to serve, over and over again. It…

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The Art of Delegating And Leading Your Team Well

May 30, 2018

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…

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6 Places to Find Children’s Church Lessons Quickly

May 25, 2018

Children are important, because the Church is always only one generation from disappearing. As church leaders, we have to communicate the Gospel to the youth in our community. It’s our responsibility to steward our faith into the future. Jesus modeled this when he said, “Let the little children come to…

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