A New Year can be a Fresh Start

A New Year can be a Fresh Start

There are two times each year that people get excited about fresh starts and new beginnings. One of them is the start of the new school year. Whether it is in August or beginning of September, there is always a fresh start for students and parents as kids enter a new school year. The other time of the year that people are excited about fresh starts is January 1st —the New Year. It is traditionally the time when everyone thinks through New Year’s resolutions and how they can have a fresh start.... Read More
How You Can Learn to Delegate Today

How You Can Learn to Delegate Today

Raise your hand if you wish you had someone to help you check a few items off of your massive, ever-growing To Do list. Now, raise your hand if you’ve ever uttered something like, “I’ll just do it myself. It’s _____.” Fill in the blank with a word like easier, faster, or better. Ummmm, anyone else see a problem here? There’s a big disconnect between what we say we want, and what we actually do. When the rubber meets the road, we are more willing to sit in the overwhelm rather than taking... Read More
What If Your Personal Development Plan Was Better Than Your Ministry Plan?

What If Your Personal Development Plan Was Better Than Your Ministry Plan?

by Nick Blevins What do you think of when you think of leftovers? I think of so many family dinners as a kid where there weren’t many leftovers. Dad and I really liked to eat. Some things never change, I suppose. I also think of times I missed dinner, came home, and only got leftovers. That was definitely not as fun. My question is this: who gets the leftovers of your leadership? Maybe you never thought of it in those terms. But, we all have multiple areas of our lives where we should be... Read More
Creating A Healthy Volunteer Culture

Creating A Healthy Volunteer Culture

by Jenilee Hurley You finally just figured out your recruiting strategy, and you have a plan in place. But what happens after the volunteers commit and show up? Creating a healthy volunteer culture requires a plan and requires some hard work, but if you are willing to put in the effort, the results will be worth the investment. Create Clarity. Before you even launch your recruiting strategy, create clarity around what you are asking people to do. Answer the hard questions: What are your vision... Read More
What’s New on Stuff Leaders Want!

What’s New on Stuff Leaders Want!

In an effort to provide you with resources to help you do ministry better, we want to let you know what’s NEW this month! Stuff For This Week We at Stuff Leaders Want are constantly writing, recording and researching to provide you with new resources every week. Each week, we will upload stuff for you, stuff for your volunteers and stuff for the parents in your church. Week 5 For You: The Synergist Book Preview For Your Volunteers: Social Plan: Strategy For Your Parents: Fight for the... Read More