A few weeks ago I asked my subscribers, “What’s the biggest challenge you are facing right now in ministry?”
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The enthusiasm is gone. At the beginning of the year it’s easy to get motivated and say, “I’m going to change.” And if will power was all that we needed life would be easier.
Unfortunately, life happens and all those goals we’ve set for our ministry begin to fade away. So, do you just give up? Read More
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
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
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
“People will discover you are a fraud.” That was a lie I would constantly tell myself. It was one of the many voices that lead to the belief that: Read More
If I were to give you 100 volunteers would you know what to do with them? That’s not the big question but it’s an important one to answer.
How you answer that question will greatly impact the Read More
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
When it comes to recruiting men and women to serve in your ministry there is no secret. In fact all it takes is a simple invitation that you can do: Read More
I forgot how hard this was going to be. As someone who has served in ministry for over a decade it’s humbling to start all over.
Last year I walked away from a very successful and stable career so I could start over. I picked my current parish for many reasons, and I’m glad that I did. It’s full of potential, growth and impact. It’s also a reminder that: Read More
You blink. The day is over. You find yourself wondering:
“What did I accomplish?”
It’s one of the most frustrating feelings in the world. You tell yourself: Read More