4 Reasons Why The MVP Box Volunteer Kickoff Event is Indispensable

4 Reasons Why The MVP Box Volunteer Kickoff Event is Indispensable

Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of the MVP Box, especially the leader components like the Volunteer Kickoff event. While there are a plethora of reasons that I’m such a fan, the main reason is that I’m only one person. I don’t have the convenience of a staff writer, graphic arts designer, event planner, marketing developer, or volunteer trainer at my disposal. You can imagine the elation of opening up one volunteer kickoff folder to find that all of these resources are already prepared and... Read More
Your MVP in Ministry this Year

Your MVP in Ministry this Year

Because of COVID-19, we’re slightly changing how we do the MVP Box this year—and we’re calling this new vision MVP Solutions. It’s not ready yet, but you can sign up for email updates here. Every year, we share a lot of big ideas at the Orange Conference and the Orange Tour. It’s always a great mix of inspirational and practical. Which is likely why for years church leaders asked us how we could re-package the experience for them to take back to their church. Not every church... Read More
Getting Your Small Group Leaders to Download the Lead Small App

Getting Your Small Group Leaders to Download the Lead Small App

You’ve been there before. It’s Sunday morning. It’s a few minutes before service, and you’re confidently standing in front of a few sleepy-eyed small group leaders—bulletproof coffee in-hand. “Alright, friends, who can tell me this month’s focus!?” Crickets and blank stares. “Who can tell me the Memory Verse?” More crickets. “Anyone have any questions about the activities we’ll leading today?” There’s a symphony of crickets and their babies. Clearly, your small group leaders are... Read More
5 Ways You Can Influence Your Church’s Staff Culture

5 Ways You Can Influence Your Church’s Staff Culture

Most effective church leaders know that creating a healthy culture is important. Most of their efforts, though, are usually focused on the congregation.  But what about the culture of the church staff? That’s important, too, right? Absolutely.  Loyal staff members are the people who make the church tick. They’re the ones who make all the behind-the-scenes magic happen—the stuff very few people in the congregation ever see.  So what are some ways you can stay on top of your staff culture,... Read More
4 Solid Tips for Recruiting New Volunteers

4 Solid Tips for Recruiting New Volunteers

Man cannot live on bread alone. And a church doesn’t function because of just one person. It takes so much more than four walls and a pastor—or four campuses and a fully-staffed team—for the message of the Gospel to reach your community. You need volunteers. And lots of them.  Ideally, you’ll recruit a team of volunteers who are excited about the vision of the church, show up on time and ready to work, and encourage others to join their efforts.  But to do that you’ll need a solid plan.... Read More
Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

Navigating change is about making it to the end. That’s easier said than done, though. Ask anyone who’s attempted to bring about difficult change, whether in their own lives or in the life of an organization, and you’ll learn something: we are often most tempted to quit or give up moments before a critical breakthrough. Leading change when you feel like giving up There will be occasions in which we’ve put in the work, done everything we can to execute the plan faithfully, and still, we’ll... Read More