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Leaders Ask Why First
January 26, 2010 – 4:45 am | Comments Off

Good leaders often ask, “How can we accomplish our goal?”
Great leaders ask a different question first: “Why do we need this accomplished?”
Things are often moving quick and we often need to rally our volunteers …

Leaders Are Led
January 25, 2010 – 4:33 am | Comments Off

Who is leading you? As a leader, we always have others leading us (even if we don’t know it).
I’m led by leadership book authors, my mentors, leaders immediately around me, and by leaders at …

Intentional Involvement
December 8, 2009 – 4:21 am | Comments Off

Many times throughout the year, especially during the holiday season, the church has a variety of opportunities to serve. Most of these opportunities do not require experienced volunteers, but rather anyone willing to donate some …

I Should Be Divorced: Confessions From a Workaholic
December 7, 2009 – 4:30 am | Comments Off

This is a more personal than most of my posts. I recently put together a website to document my testimony of how I came to Christ. The website is called IShouldBeDivorced.com. Here is an excerpt …

‘Tis The Season To Be Overwhelmed
December 2, 2009 – 4:48 am | Comments Off

Tis the season. The season of being overwhelmed. It doesn’t start off that way, but I’ve experienced myself and heard from others how easy it is to slip from being excited to being overwhelmed that …

When to “Turn It Off”
December 1, 2009 – 4:35 am | Comments Off

Sometimes you have to just turn things off for a while. During the crazy holiday season, which often includes special services, planning and extra todo lists, it is important to remember that there is always …

Today’s Pressure Cooker
November 30, 2009 – 4:13 am | Comments Off

Recently, I’ve noticed that several friends of mine have been in a “pressure cooker” – a time of difficult circumstances. Some are dealing with health issues, some are dealing with the death of a loved …

Where Is Your Focus?
November 24, 2009 – 4:06 am | One Comment

Today’s thought is a simple question: “Where Is Your Focus?”
Your focus determines where you are headed and where your volunteers are headed.
If your focus is on your goals, then you are steering your team toward …

Recreating vs. Refining
November 23, 2009 – 4:42 am | Comments Off

I’ve recently been witness to an amazing phenomena within the church – recreating things that have already been created multiple times before. Things like leadership training plans, discipleship growth plans, and volunteer training plans are …