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Tips on managing volunteers and volunteer-based projects.

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FREE Leadership eBook: Becoming Volunteer Centered
July 15, 2010 – 1:34 pm | Comments Off

Announcing the release of the latest FREE eBook from Volunteer Centered: Becoming Volunteer Centered. For those of you that have been a reader of this website for a while, this book was formally titled …

Leadership Essentials: Leading By Grace
June 30, 2010 – 4:09 am | Comments Off

God’s Word teaches us that difficulties will arise in our leadership. Paul is the most memorable example, as he struggled with imprisonment, beatings, shipwrecks, and even near-death to take the gospel to other parts of the world.

Leadership Essentials: Leading For Now
June 29, 2010 – 4:07 am | Comments Off

Have you ever started a new team or a new project, only to have it fizzle out after a while? The excitement that was once there is no longer there for you or your team?

Leadership Essentials: Giving Your All
June 28, 2010 – 4:04 am | Comments Off

Leadership can be exilerating at times. Seeing a team come together, work hard, and make something come out of nothing. Those are the best of times. At other times, things can be difficult and never seem to go your way. How you handle these extremes will impact how well you lead.

Leadership Essentials: The Unglamorous Leader
June 22, 2010 – 4:07 am | Comments Off

Some think being a leader is a glamorous thing. Lots of fame, fortune, and access to “hidden secrets”. The reality of leadership is much different and lacks the excitement that many seek. That doesn’t mean that leadership is not rewarding or lacks fulfillment – it just means that our expectations need to change.

Leadership Essentials: Forward Progress
June 21, 2010 – 4:52 am | One Comment

I love starting new projects. I think part of it is my spirit of entrepreneurship that enables me to visualize a better future and a desire to put together the team to get there. The difficult part often isn’t getting started but continuing to make progress when things aren’t as exciting.

Leadership Essentials: Increase Your Serve
June 16, 2010 – 4:26 am | One Comment

Want to find ways to better serve your church or community? Try some of these ideas.

Leadership Essentials: So, Who Do You Serve?
June 15, 2010 – 4:22 am | Comments Off

Let’s look deeper at who we really serve through our leadership.

Leadership Essentials: Who We Really Serve
June 14, 2010 – 4:21 am | Comments Off

As leaders, we often think we know who we serve. If you lead volunteers at a church, you serve God, your local church, and your community. If you distribute food to the elderly, you serve the needs of the elderly in your community. However, that isn’t always the case. Over time, your decisions as a leader determine who you really serve – perhaps something or someone different than you thought.

Leadership Essentials: Unified
June 9, 2010 – 4:25 am | Comments Off

As we examine the role of unity and diversity in your leadership, we start to see a pattern emerge. This is a God-given pattern that encourages a dependence upon one another through relationships with our volunteers and leaders in the church. These relationships are for the purpose of building and maintaining unity within the local church.

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