Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

The Role of Ushers in Church

April 10, 2018

An usher is a spiritual ambassador for the local church – God’s ordained and organized body of believers. The usher serves as a “first representative” of Jesus Christ for a worship service. From the tabernacle in the Old Testament to the temple and synagogue in the New Testament, God’s presence…

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How to Get Ministry Volunteers Started with Online Training: Myths, Tips, and Tricks

April 9, 2018

No matter what you’re trying to organize in ministry, the hardest part is always the people part. It’s an old cliché, but you’ve heard the saying, “Ministry would be easy if it weren’t for the people.” Of course, ministry is all about the people! Lining up venues, planning songs, ordering…

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Why “Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is Toxic to Ministry Staffing

April 6, 2018

Hiring staff members can be one of your most important decisions as a church leader. Who is on your team greatly impacts your church’s direction, effectiveness, and integrity. And your hiring process helps dictate who joins your team and how long they stay. There is a controversial staffing strategy floating…

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5 Steps To Help You Make Authentic Disciples In Your Church

April 4, 2018

Our primary calling as ministry leaders is to make disciples. It’s right there in the great commission. Yet, for many of us making authentic disciples feels like a pipe dream. We know we need to do it, but feel ill-equipped to make true disciples. With an abundance of resources available,…

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3 Secrets to Get Church Volunteers Engaged in Training

April 2, 2018

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…

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Leadership Development Principles for your Church

March 27, 2018

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…

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These Ministry Volunteer Surveys Are A Source of Leadership Gold

March 19, 2018

The last presidential election was bonkers. Aside from the obvious oddities, the other big story was about polling data. During every election that I can remember, polls have dominated the news cycle for the couple of years leading up to the election. News organizations, polling companies, and nonprofits all vie…

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Announcing New Training for Worship Leaders and Volunteers in the TrainedUp Library

March 13, 2018

The TrainedUp Library is growing again! We add new training video courses every month to the TrainedUp Library and this month is no different. Last month we announced new training for children’s ministry volunteers focused on child safety and abuse prevention. This month we’re shifting gears to bring you training…

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7 Ways To Get More ROI From Your Sermons

February 27, 2018

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…

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