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Mature Christianity
May 5, 2010 – 4:50 am | Comments Off

Guy Muse posted an article a few weeks ago titled “What do mature disciples of Jesus look like?” His list of 13 key indicators is a great list for self assessment and prayer:
1) Primary life …

When Things Get Out of Control
May 4, 2010 – 4:35 am | Comments Off

I recently wrapped a pretty big project that has occupied a lot of my time recently. This one was a pleasure to work on, but at times I struggled with ensuring that everything was coming together at the right time, by the right people, and in the right order. It was at these times when I struggled the most with stress and anxiety. Here is what I learned.

Supporting Volunteers
April 14, 2010 – 4:10 am | Comments Off

As leaders, we need to support our volunteers. But what does providing support really mean? Are you doing a good job of providing support, or are you providing something else without realizing it? Let’s
When we …

Authentic Leadership Part 2
April 13, 2010 – 4:55 am | Comments Off

Last week, I wrote about Authentic Leadership and how I thought some church leaders are failing to be authentic with their volunteer teams. Tim asked me to expand on the idea, but after reflection on …

Inspire Someone
April 7, 2010 – 8:04 am | Comments Off

When was the last time you inspired someone? We all need inspiration.

Authentic Leadership
April 6, 2010 – 4:34 am | 3 Comments

I’ve been noticing a trend with church leaders. Unfortunately, this trend isn’t a good one. It is a trend that is turning off volunteers and causing church members to flee from their church. It is a trend of unauthentic leadership.

Improving the Fellowship of Your Volunteers
March 31, 2010 – 4:54 am | Comments Off

In the last post, we discussed the three fundamental steps a believer goes through as they grow in their fellowship with God. Next, we’ll focus on the fellowship between the members of your church. Specifically, how your volunteers are developing their fellowship with each other and to those in the church.

Improving Your Fellowship With God
March 30, 2010 – 4:24 am | Comments Off

Leaders and volunteers often struggle to find the time to connect with God while tackling work, family, and their volunteer service. I understand, as I’ve struggled with this from time-to-time as well. Let’s understand what true fellowship with God looks like and how we can focus our time to develop this fellowship.

Does Your Church Staff Volunteer?
March 29, 2010 – 4:13 am | Comments Off

Rindy Walton asks a great question of all staff: do you volunteer as you expect those in your church to volunteer? Where is the line for church staff to give extra time to their local …

“How Are You?”
March 24, 2010 – 4:10 am | Comments Off

“How are you?” We ask everyone when we first meet them. Do we really care?

Most of us don’t. We use it blindly as an alternative to ‘Hi.”

Before we’ve had a chance to finish the words, we are onto the next thought.