Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

#TrainedUpTips: How to Track Your Church Staff Reading Schedule

April 17, 2018

By far, the most popular method for helping your church leaders grow is to read a book together. That’s pretty reasonable, too. The amount of wisdom packed between the binder of a good book can be vast! Why Reading Together with Your Church Staff Works So Well Reading together lets…

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58 Practical Examples Of Church Leadership Development Curriculum

April 16, 2018

I was talking with a pastor this week during a coaching session. He confessed to me that he knew he should be developing his leaders, or at least helping them grow, but the task was overwhelming. He had two major problems. First, his schedule was full and the thought of…

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8 Underappreciated Leadership Characteristics of a Pastor

April 13, 2018

Being a church leader isn’t easy. There are near-constant demands from every direction. You’re expected to be everything for everyone. But you’re only human, with the same flaws and faults as those you seek to help. So how do you pull off leading a church? You may think that being…

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Train Like a Vlogger

April 12, 2018

As I get older, I realize that there are things I need to learn that I never expected. For example, I’ve had to learn how to manage YouTube content filtering settings for my kids. I’ve had to learn how to manage my Facebook profile data. I’ve had to learn how…

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3 Types of Surveys That Will Improve Your Ministry Effectiveness

April 11, 2018

As I get older, I’m becoming more of a “tools guy.” That means I find myself browsing at Home Depot instead of just going in to grab the one thing I need. I’ve also realized that my tool collection is growing…much to my wife’s annoyance. Among all of my tools…

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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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