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The Economy and the Church: Too Few Disciples
January 21, 2010 – 4:05 am | Comments Off

Yesterday, we talked about churches having too few leaders. Now, let’s dig into the details of how a church can recover when they have too few leaders.
Leadership is demonstrated again and again in the Bible. …

The Economy and the Church: Too Few Leaders
January 20, 2010 – 4:48 am | 5 Comments

I hear this question over and over again. It is a question that is common to just about every church, but more common with the economic downturn and recent staff layoffs.
The question is: How do …

The Economy and the Church: Too Much Staff
January 19, 2010 – 4:07 am | One Comment

Over recent years, there has been a trend in churches to hire more staff.
Need to get something done? Hire a new staff member.
Need some more ministries created? Hire a new staff member.
Need to reach a …

The Economy and the Church: Too Much Stuff
January 18, 2010 – 4:53 am | Comments Off

As a church, we’ve had an abundance of giving and growth. Many churches have had more giving than ever. Some churches have grown from a few hundred to many thousands of members. We have more …

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010!
December 20, 2009 – 8:17 am | Comments Off

Thank you for your readership and for helping to make the transition from AgileMinistry.com to VolunteerCentered.com an extremely smooth one. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for 2010!
Have a safe and …

Asking The Five Whys When Things Go Wrong
December 16, 2009 – 4:56 am | Comments Off

Sometimes, things just don’t go the way you would expect. You think you’ve planned enough, but for some reason things just didn’t come together.
Rather than pointing fingers, Joel Spolsky recommends asking “The Five Whys” to …

Give Your Team Permission to Grow
December 15, 2009 – 4:46 am | Comments Off

I was recently asked why some volunteer teams are better at recruiting and growing their team members than others. I firmly believe that the primary reason a team grows strong team members and recruits more …

What Was Your First Win As A Leader?
December 14, 2009 – 4:23 am | One Comment

Our first win as a leader is important – it sets the tone for the future. It helps you overcome difficult times. It also helps build confidence to allow you to take on larger tasks …

7 Ways To Make a Memory
December 9, 2009 – 4:04 am | Comments Off

From John C. Maxwell’s December newsletter:
Memories don’t have to happen on accident. We can plan our lives in order to create lasting memories with the ones we love. Here are seven principles for making memories…
1) …

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 …