How To Navigate Transitions In Ministry

How To Navigate Transitions In Ministry

Transitions can be difficult. Even the most thought-out and well-designed transitions can be stressful. When we are leading in ministry, transitions are something we come to expect. People in our communities move on, someone on our staff transitions out, we have to let people go, or sometimes transition is forced upon us. If we are not careful, we can easily allow our minds to spin in unhealthy directions. Many times during transition, we do not know all of the details or variables. We have to... Read More
Welcoming People Well

Welcoming People Well

The holidays are a time when people start reflecting and taking time to think about family and faith. Sports activities for kids seem to slow down, hectic family schedules take a little bit of a break, and many people find themselves wanting to head back to church. This can mean that you will see an influx of new visitors in your church during the holiday season. Which also means it is a great time to ensure that your new visitor process is running smoothly. Take a few minutes to think about... Read More
How Your Church Can Equip Your Community

How Your Church Can Equip Your Community

Your church or ministry is filled with people from all different kinds of business and professional backgrounds. They often have incredible insight and wisdom, yet many organizations do not realize this or take time to explore it. Often, our mission is to focus on what we have been called to do in the world and to bring others along with us. Which is very important. The people in our community help us move forward in that mission and we work together. However, what would it look like if we... Read More
Leading Up

Leading Up

When we think of leadership, we typically think of the people we are leading who are under us. The people who report to us or who look to us for leadership. We sometimes forget that there is a way to also lead up to the leaders above us. This is a lesson I learned early on in my career in sales. I was responsible for my sales only, and didn’t have anyone reporting to me. But what I always had were leaders that I reported to. They were the ones who would help guide me and support me as needed.... Read More
Creating An Authentically Healthy Volunteer Culture

Creating An Authentically Healthy Volunteer Culture

You work really hard to create a healthy culture in your organization. You want your staff to be working toward the mission, and you want everything in your environment to be done really well. But do you take time to focus on the culture of your volunteers? Chances are, you need volunteers in your organization in order to make things run smoothly. In many ministries, volunteers are the backbone of how you get anything done. You would be lost without them. But we often don’t consider our... Read More