9 Resolutions You Should Definitely Keep

9 Resolutions You Should Definitely Keep

Welcome to the new year! It’s January and we all know what that means: It’s resolution time! (Also known as the time of year when 936 gazillion people will make a commitment to something they will not be following through on four weeks later.) And since you’re a church leader, we thought we might be able to guess your resolutions, no problem. You probably care about your volunteers, specifically your small group leaders. And we thought you might also care about how you are connecting with the... Read More
What Leaders Should Stop Saying

What Leaders Should Stop Saying

by Matt McKee It’s an easy excuse that we all use too much, “I don’t have time for that.” The reality is that you may not have time for that but more likely the real answers are something closer to: I don’t want to do that. That is not a priority. That is not worth my time. If I did that then people might think differently of me. That scares me. What if instead of saying, “I don’t have time for that,” we said, “That doesn’t fit what I... Read More
Smartphone Apps To Boost Productivity

Smartphone Apps To Boost Productivity

Ever since I got my very first smartphone (Palm Treo, to be exact), I was completely engulfed in how productive this little handheld device could make me. In the palms of my hands I had access to my email, phone, calendar notes and even some games I could play when bored in meetings (but if you play games during your meetings, make sure the volume is off . . . lessoned learned). Times have changed a lot since my very first Palm Treo. But the smartphone and smart devices have stayed consistent.... Read More
How You Can Make Your Goals Happen This Year

How You Can Make Your Goals Happen This Year

I don’t really believe in resolutions. Which is stressful because when January rolls around—every New Year—I feel so much pressure to conform to the trend. It’s not that I don’t think evaluating your habits is a good thing . . . I do! But let’s be honest, most resolutions are not successful in part because there is no clear strategy in place to achieve them. What I do think January is a great time for is goal setting. Even though January is the halfway point for family ministry, using this... Read More
The Way You’re Working

The Way You’re Working

by Bre Hallberg Maybe the way you’re working isn’t working. Ever thought about it? Ever wish you could get more done in the time that you have, and also had more time doing the things that you love? In a book preview on The Way We’re Working, Isn’t Working by Tony Schwartz, we learned that 20 percent of people feel fully engaged at work, meaning that they go above and beyond what’s asked of them because they have a sense of purpose and passion about what they’re doing. Are you part of that 20... Read More