Leading Volunteers

3 Ways a Kids Pastor Should Speak to Children

Thinking about how to speak to children in Kids Ministry brings a famous quote to mind. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” -Thumper from Disney’s Bambi. My mouth got me into A LOT of trouble…

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5 Tips to Recruit Kids Ministry Leaders

You are a world changing Kids Ministry leader! God is using you in HUGE ways to help kids love Jesus more and love God’s House! So, your mindset when recruiting Kids Ministry leaders should be to recruit the DREAM TEAM…

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How to Train Your Kids Ministry Volunteer Team 

You are a world changing Kids Ministry leader! God is using you in HUGE ways to help kids love Jesus more and love God’s House! It’s a huge job and that’s why you need a great Kids Ministry volunteer team by…

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3 Recruiting Mindsets to Overcome in Kids Ministry

There’s one thing every church everywhere has in common…we all need volunteers and more of them. They make ministry possible and make it lots of fun! Volunteers are so important! We love volunteers! This is why Kids Ministry recruiting mindsets…

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4 Things that Kill Church Buy-In

Buy-In. It is the ever-important term. With this said, how can certain things kill church buy-in? As pastors, we are continually trying to find ways to increase volunteer engagement or get our church more involved. People buy into what they…

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8 Leadership Barriers to Church Growth (Part 1 of 3)

A lot of church leaders I interact with seem to express how they hit plateaus at times, and sometimes … even decline. Needless to say, this can be extremely frustrating! Have you been there? Or maybe you’re there now, and…

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13 Ways to Develop Abundantly Capable Leaders (Part 2 of 3)

This is the question … What if you don’t have a team of capable leaders? Small church or large, this can be one of the biggest leadership barriers to church growth. One thing is for sure. When asking, “how to grow…

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The Step-By-Step Process to Develop Any Church Team (Part 3 of 3)

After talking with thousands of pastors and church leaders on ministry teams, some of the common statements I’ve heard are: “I have a great team. They are great people. But I still feel like I’m doing all the work.” “I’ve…

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How to Create a Culture of Church Improvement

Chances are you were not taught how to create and build church culture in Bible school or seminary… Or if you were, you really weren’t paying much attention as someone in their late-teens or early 20’s. I mean, what in…

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How to Avoid the Summer Slump for Your Church

NOTE:  It may or may not be summer when you read this blog.  But you get the drift.  Any time of year, you could have a slump. So read this “Summer Slump” blog as an “Anytime Slump” blog and you’ll…

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10 Step System to Recruiting Volunteers

If there is any single given in church ministry, it is that volunteers make the church go ‘round. Where would we be in the church without the faithfulness of men, women, boys and girls who give of themselves in service…

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Top 8 Steps to Prepare Your Church for Easter

[NOTE: This blog is focused on the major event on the church calendar – Easter.  It’s principles articulated herein are applicable across the spectrum of church events and seasons.] Easter is just around the corner! Pastors are in full swing…

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How to Recruit More Volunteers So Positions Are Always Filled

In the world of church, it seems there’s always more to do and not enough workers to get it done. Ever heard these? “We have more volunteers than we know what to do with.” “We don’t have enough rockers in…

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The Systematic Approach to Communication That Eliminates Headaches

  The impact of communication in ministry is huge. In many ways it can make or a break the effectiveness of a new initiative or a ministry change. On today’s blog, I recommend a systematic approach to communication that can…

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6 Tips to Maximize Your Church’s Impact

(NOTE:  This is a blog on improving your church’s impact written with Easter in mind.  Read it with whatever event or occasion you have in front of you and you’ll be good to go. Applicable in all seasons!) Easter is…

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4 Tips for Recruiting Volunteers

  What could your ministry be like if you had more people? That’s a question many pastors and church leaders ask… … so today on the Leaders.Church video blog we want to briefly share with you 4 Tips for Recruiting…

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10 Steps to Navigating Change with Your Church Board

Leading change! Don’t you love it when you suggest change to people and you get the, “I’m really not sure I want to do this” look in their eyes? This can be particularly challenging when you are working with a…

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11 Components of Leading Volunteers

Leading volunteers can be one of the most fulfilling tasks a pastor or church leader has the privilege of doing. At the same time, it is not without its challenges. Leadership at this level carries with it great opportunity. With…

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