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Discipleship Is a Model, Not a Method
March 23, 2010 – 4:56 am | Comments Off

Jesus modeled discipleship for us. As He modeled it, He didn’t create a program for everyone to follow. He didn’t create a system with 10 steps and a graduation. Instead, He demonstrated a model.
He …

Frustrated? It Is Probably Your Fault
March 22, 2010 – 4:39 am | Comments Off

I sometimes talk with staff and leaders that are frustrated with their current situation. Their church membership isn’t giving enough of their time volunteering. Their church isn’t giving enough (or at all) back to the church in tithes and offerings. Where does the fault lie when your church isn’t doing what you expect them to do? Most likely it is your fault.

‘More’ Jeremy Scheller
March 3, 2010 – 4:07 am | Comments Off

Jeremy Scheller writes in his blog post titled The Paradox of More:

More sounds better.
More resources.
More stuff.
More beautiful.
More productive.
More is the standard I have set for myself.
More outputs.
More accomplishments.
More pats on the back.
More results.
More …

Leadership Isn’t a Staff Position
March 2, 2010 – 4:52 am | Comments Off

Too often I read blog posts and books that assume church leaders are staff members. This just isn’t the case.

Volunteer Training Is More Than a Classroom
March 1, 2010 – 4:22 am | Comments Off

Volunteer training has been a hot topic recently. Many churches and non-profits are focused on how they can get their volunteers trained to do the same exact thing every time.While many leaders think this is the key to leading, they are missing the point of what they are called to do.

Volunteer Teams Don’t Have To Last Forever
February 24, 2010 – 4:59 am | Comments Off

Why is it that we as leaders automatically assume that our team will last forever? We go in assuming that what we do today will be needed for years and decades to come.I just don’t think this is the case most of the time. Here’s why.

Have You Thanked Your Volunteers Lately?
February 23, 2010 – 4:54 am | Comments Off

Every so often, I write about ways that you can thank your volunteers. It is time again – time to remind you that you need to thank your volunteers.

Make Your Volunteers Try
February 22, 2010 – 4:41 am | Comments Off

Some children have a fear of trying. They believe that if they try and can’t do it, they will get in trouble. Is that how your volunteers view your leadership style? Do you allow your volunteers to try and fail?

Taking On The Steps Of Leadership
February 17, 2010 – 4:38 am | Comments Off

Growing as a leader is a series of steps. Each step takes more effort but makes a bigger impact on those around you. How we approach each step impacts how we handle the next one.

Overcoming Difficulty When Raising New Leaders
February 16, 2010 – 4:25 am | Comments Off

Raising up new volunteer can be difficult. The rules are different. Even if you raise leaders in your job or business, raising volunteer leaders can be a painful process. This article will help you understand how to navigate the process.