How To Address The Fears That Are Holding Back Your Ministry

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Your ministry is probably not growing because you are afraid to fail. Unfortunately, I’ve been there many times. I’ve been afraid to make a decision because I want the outcome to be perfect. The result is a larger failure.

“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.” ― John Quincy Adams

We fear failure because that could result in people getting angry with us, losing support and even our jobs. But, if you don’t take the risk Read More

What You Absolutely Need To Know To Build A Healthy Youth Ministry

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A few weeks ago I asked my subscribers, “What’s the biggest challenge you are facing right now in ministry?”


At first the results seemed to vary from parents to programs. On the CYM Live show that I do with Michael Marchand, it seems like the same thing. Problems vary and it makes sense because: Read More

How To Boost Your Communication To Parents

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PA-RENTS…I mean…we got to love them, but sometimes it’s a struggle. Even those of us who are parents have a hard time serving them, especially when it comes to communication.

What works for one parent doesn’t work for others. You shoot an email, put a flyer in the bulletin and the response is mediocre at best. You wonder, “What do I need to do differently?” Read More

How To Find The Right People For Your Ministry


We hate to turn down a potential volunteer, but we all have our standards. Despite our sense of urgency we know if we bring the wrong person on board it could lead to bigger problems.

Recuriting volunteers is an essential part of the job, but one that causes a lot of stress. Don’t worry, take a breath because it’s possible. To get the right people on board: Read More

How To Find The Perfect Fit For Your Youth Ministry Position


So, you need a youth minister. Maybe it’s because the one you had just quit, or you are looking to start a youth ministry. Regardless of why you need a youth minister you can’t afford to just hire anyone.

The key to reaching the next generation and engaging their families is by having the right leader in place. Unfortunately, our desperation to find someone can prevent us from Read More

Why You Are Paid To Dream


Martin Luther King Jr didn’t have an “I Have a Plan” speech that inspired and fueled a movement. As we know it was “I Have A Dream” Knowing the difference between the two is what can and will change your ministry.

As leaders in ministry, you are commissioned to bring people closer to Christ. While you can have incredible content, and a comprehensive strategy if you don’t dream people Read More

Is Your Family Losing Out On Your Ministry?


If you had to walk away from ministry to save your family would you? Before you quickly respond think about it. Is the line clear? Probably not, I know because I’ve been there.

Walking away from ministry for your family is difficult because it might be something you love. It’s something that you might have been doing before you got married and had kids. But, you know it’s time to walk away when: Read More