Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

Introducing Bulk User Management for TrainedUp

February 22, 2018

One of our core values at TrainedUp is to always be improving. Every month we get to connect with hundreds of pastors and learn how we can better serve them. Today we’re excited to announce 2 improvements to TrainedUp! We had planned both of these improvements for later in 2018,…

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My Top Leadership Communication Secret: The Follow-Up

February 19, 2018

In 2009, I got in way over my head in a new job. I’d been hired as project manager with the Digerati at Life.Church (then LifeChurch.tv). My job was to organize all the digital missions work at Life.Church, keep projects moving forward, and maintain open communication on the team. After…

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9 Ways To Prevent Child Abuse In Your Children’s Ministry

February 13, 2018

Churches are not immune to child abuse. In fact, minors in churches can unwittingly become uniquely vulnerable to predators for many reasons. Churches and ministry leaders have a spiritual, moral, and legal responsibility to protect minors and the vulnerable from abuse. This video is a sample from the TrainedUp video…

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How to Explain Salvation to a Child

February 6, 2018

Kids ask so many questions. Most of those questions are somewhere between cute (“Have you met my imaginary friend?”) and concerning (“Did my mommy pack an extra pair of underwear for me?”). Somewhere on that spectrum are spiritual questions. Kids ask why Zacchaeus was so small and how Noah built…

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Introducing Disciple Labs, A New Member of the TrainedUp Family

January 30, 2018

We’ve got some big news. Over the last few months, we’ve (not so) secretly been working on Disciple Labs, a new project aimed at helping churches track spiritual health in their church. This new project will function as an independent company that is part of the TrainedUp family. We couldn’t…

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Everything You Need to Know to Build Your Ministry with a New Year Emphasis

January 16, 2018

What you’re going to find in this post: Why the new year is a good time for volunteer teams What to focus on with a new year emphasis How to frame your new year emphasis What next steps to give your team How to measure effectiveness of your emphasis For…

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21 Volunteer Recruiting Ideas For Your Church

21 Volunteer Recruiting Ideas For Your Church

January 9, 2018

I’m a big believer that healthy churches are full of healthy volunteers. After all, we’re called to equip the saints for the work of ministry and that means that we need people actually doing ministry. Finding people to serve isn’t always easy. There’s a ton of work that needs to…

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Creating Custom Courses From The TrainedUp Library Is Here!

November 20, 2017

The best training material is holistic in nature and always provides a firm foundation to be built on top of. It’s no surprise that this is also true when it comes to training in your church. Your people don’t just need to be taught basic skill training. Instead, they need…

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11 Free and Cheap Ways to Show Genuine Gratitude To Your Team

November 14, 2017

I was spending some time with a senior pastor a while back. Our kids were playing together and we chatted while we watched. While we were talking, I asked him what he planned to do for his team for Thanksgiving this year. I was hoping for some inspiration for my…

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