Leading Volunteers Better—NEW from Orange!

Leading Volunteers Better—NEW from Orange!

By Adam Duckworth I’ve been working with volunteers in ministry my entire career—in local churches and with Orange. Now, I’m excited to announce a brand, stinkin’, new online course on how to lead volunteers better called . . . drumroll . . . Leading Volunteers Better! See, I love volunteers. In fact, I probably love volunteers so much because I started as a volunteer as a small group leader for kindergarten and first grade boys in the spring of 2001. Here I am, years later, still... Read More
Leading Not Normal Volunteers

Leading Not Normal Volunteers

by Adam Duckworth The number one thing I have been asked throughout my entire career—number one, hands down—is, “How do I lead my volunteers better?” Not too long ago, Sue Miller and I wrote a cutting edge resource called, Not Normal: 7 Quirks of Incredible Volunteers, so that leaders could have a resource that they could place directly into the hands of their volunteers. Our hope was that it would begin to transform the volunteer culture within churches and organizations all over the world.... Read More
What Does A Healthy Volunteer Culture Look Like?

What Does A Healthy Volunteer Culture Look Like?

Now there is a loaded question. It is one of the questions that I have been asked most frequently throughout my career. My response is simple. You have to create a volunteer culture of people who are owners and not renters. “Owners not Renters,” you ask? What does that mean? My wife Katelyn and I rent a condo in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla. We have rented for almost seven years. She refuses to do anything to the apartment aesthetically. She won’t paint the walls, change the bathroom... Read More
Carrying Out Mission With Strategy

Carrying Out Mission With Strategy

by Adam Duckworth A lot of people spend a lot of time talking about their mission but very little time talking about their strategy. You may have even heard me say that before—if we have ever spent any time together. I say it so much because I believe it. A lot of people confuse these two things: mission and strategy. Let me help to bring some clarity to it: Mission is what you are going to do, and strategy is how you are going to do it. When I came to First Fort Lauderdale in 2008, we had... Read More