Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

What's New In TrainedUp: September Edition

September 20, 2017

When we launched TrainedUp V2 in April of this year we had no idea that we would receive the response that we have. It has been amazing and we’re truly grateful to everyone that has joined. With that said, there were some things about V2 that still needed some work.…

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The Art of Retraining: How To Get Your Existing Volunteers On Board

September 7, 2017

From time to time we get support requests from ministry leaders asking about how to make the most of TrainedUp. Our responses are probably helpful to more than just the person asking for help, so we decided to turn some of them into a blog post for you. Here’s the…

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How To Use Trello To Track Volunteer Onboarding In Your Church

August 29, 2017

I’m a huge believer that systems are the key to success in most organizations. That’s especially true when it comes to onboarding your church’s volunteers. In the past, we’ve talked a lot about volunteer onboarding and have created what we like to call the ultimate guide to volunteer onboarding. What…

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Discipleship is Changing; 5 Things Your Church Can Do to Evolve

August 24, 2017

We’ve seen the description of a Christian change over the last several decades. It’s gone from a “church goer” to a “Jesus follower” to a “Conservative”. Now, though, I think we’re seeing a swing again to another definition. There’s a growing faction of young Christians who aren’t satisfied with the…

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74 Revealing Questions to Assess The Readiness of Your Deacon Candidates

August 17, 2017

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise…

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The Case for Diversity in the Church

August 15, 2017

I wrote this post last Friday, August 11. That evening white supremacists organized in Charlottesville. The next day, one of the white supremacists turned himself into a terrorist and drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing at least one and injuring many others. This post now has a…

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A Church Is Only As Healthy As Its Team

July 21, 2017

When you joined the team at your church, what kind of training did you get in the first weeks? Did you have an HR meeting to cover the health insurance and retirement accounts? Did you cover how to submit an expense report or reserve a room on the master calendar?…

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Is Your Leadership Style Helping or Hurting You?

July 6, 2017

Your leadership style — how you make decisions, connect with and influence others, delegate, handle conflict, cast vision — is shaped by many factors. Your family history and work experience, along with your personality and internal wiring, impact how you think about and “do” leadership today. Leaders we have worked…

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What's New in TrainedUp: June Edition

June 13, 2017

One major reason we built version 2 of TrainedUp is so we could roll out new features faster and have more control over the user experience. Now, after V2 has been out for two months, we’re seeing the real-world benefits of managing a more modern and nimble web application. Last…

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