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Articles for pastors, communications and creative directors, and anyone who leads teams at a church.
I wish you could understand that our church has some problems no other church has, but we?re excellent at what we do.?
Seminaries might have to begin ethical conversations about the promises they are making and the damage such promises are likely to render on the families of young pastors. If seminary is easy to enroll in, expensive, and offers no critical proof of tangible results, what is the value of seminary?
I have a theory. It goes like this?the people who knew God?s word better than anyone else were probably those monks who used to copy the Bible by hand back in medieval times.?To put that theory into (limited) practice, I decided to do something similar.
I’m a broken record when it comes to the number one thing you can do as a leader to grow your volunteer team – Pastor Your People First. You have to put the emotional and spiritual needs of your volunteers over the excellence of your experience. You must care more about who your people are becoming than what they do on your team. You must focus on their heart condition more than the button they push.
One of the keys to a dynamic Volunteer Team is scheduling your volunteers in such a way that there is a clear expectation of who is serving when. Planning is key. A ‘fly-by-your-seat, chasing down people to serve every week’ approach is a recipe for confusion and burnout – both for you and your volunteers.