Category - Tools

True Success in Children’s Ministry [Blog]

Administrating the ministry to children in a local church is more than ordering lessons, finding teachers for Sunday or running a Vacation Bible School each summer.  Often the primary role of the Sunday School director is developing and maintaining...

#59 Seven Steps to Recruiting Volunteers [Podcast]

Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreThis is a podcast that helps with the 95/5 problem. I am sure you are familiar with 95% of the the work being done by 5% of the people.  This may really ring true if you have been one of...

How to Conquer Church Rituals [Blog]

Does your church have a ritual, event or program that it regularly performs that is outdated and ineffective? Do you do some things, certain ways, all the time, just because, “that’s the way they have always been done”? We all...

Growth by Spurts [Blog]

What do the following three sentences have in common? My 14 year old son has grown about 6 inches in the last 6 months. My good friend R.B. completed his first college degree in less than two years. The weeds in the back lot of the ministry...

No Room for Creativity [Blog]

I ran into a problem at my Post Office.  The ministry was wanting to do a bulk mailing that was little bit out of the norm. I needed help going through the options and figuring out what would work best for our situation.  The problem I ran into was...

Church Ministry Teams: Pt. 2 [Blog]

The health of a ministry team will be its greatest asset to effectiveness. Teams are almost always assembled to accomplish a singular task or goal. This beginning point tends to point a team into activity-driven goals and motion.  The problem is an...

Reach the Stinking People [Blog]

Outreach may stink, but it beats empty pews! Dear Church Leader Friend,The future of any church cannot be built on a shrinking demographic. So many of our good churches are aging. They believe right, they give right, they do missions right and they...

Think Like a Youngster [Blog]

One of the secrets of reaching and keeping young families is to think young.  Many times  leadership in church work is made up of older and more mature people.  There are obvious reasons this happen, but there is also a downside that needs to be...