Creating Community Among Volunteers 

Creating Community Among Volunteers 

Ministry Leaders spend countless hours trying to help their team grow. Whether it is organizing training days, going on conference trips, buying books that will be helpful or even bringing in a guest speaker to talk about certain subjects, they are always on the lookout to help improve and grow the team.  As valuable as specific training is to help grow your team, leadership teams—especially ones with a lot of volunteers—can grow stronger a different way as well. Growth happens when community... Read More
How to Show Appreciation to Your Ministry’s Volunteers

How to Show Appreciation to Your Ministry’s Volunteers

We all want to be appreciated for things we do, right? Of course we do! Anytime we hear the phrase “Good job!” or when we get that pat on the back, or even when we’re given a random gift card for a job well done, it is always great to be appreciated.  Years ago, Dr. Gary Chapman wrote a book called “The Five Love Languages.” This was written so spouses could understand how each other gives and receives love. The languages are: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of... Read More
Social Media Tips for Leaders

Social Media Tips for Leaders

Social media is a great tool for student ministers. At almost any time of the day, a youth leader can interact with their student. Whether it is reminding them of a youth event, following up on a life event, or tagging the youth kids in a humorous meme, it is a tool to maintain contact throughout the week. Social media is a big part of the lives of this generation and therefore must be important to those that are their leaders.   Be Aware of the Dangers As helpful as social media is for... Read More
Spring Cleaning Your Calendar

Spring Cleaning Your Calendar

December and January were really fun months. Not only was there lots to celebrate with Christmas and New Years, but it was also a great opportunity to dream big and write down some goals on your calendar. As fun as those months are, it is now March. Although warmer weather and spring is almost here, the reality is that we might find ourselves either clinging on to our fading resolutions or back into some old ruts that keep us tied down. It’s not necessarily a great place to be in.  So how do... Read More
Six Tips For Starting Your Church Podcast

Six Tips For Starting Your Church Podcast

Podcasts are very popular these days. Whether people are following news and sports reports or stories about unsolved mysteries, teachings from well-known speakers or even thoughts from average, everyday bloggers, there has never been a better time to listen to podcasts. There is ton of great content out there for you to enjoy. And because they’re so impactful, this is the perfect time for your church to start a podcast! “Say what!?! My church can’t start a podcast! We’re not big enough!... Read More