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How To Start Training Your Church Leaders To Become Equippers, Not Just Doers
A simple, practical first step to help you or your team start building a team.
Engagement: A Small Church Advantage We Need To Cultivate
Getting a few people engaged and involved is far more important than attracting a big crowd.
The Importance of Volunteers in the Church
To all volunteers, thank you for the ways you serve Christ and his church.
Want More Church Leaders? Look For A Servant’s Heart
It’s better and easier to encourage a servant to lead than to get a leader to serve.
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving
Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women.
8 Ways To Manage Minor Church Leadership Issues Before They Become Big Problems
Many of the issues we think are staff/volunteer problems are actually pastoral leadership problems.
VBS Is More Than a One-Off Event; It's an Investment
4 ways to use this one-week program to ignite year-long discipleship.
When Volunteers Disappoint
Work through disappointment and create realistic expectations for your team.
6 Markers of Especially Welcoming Churches
Insights from a church secret shopper.
Why Your Deflated Retirement Dream Might Be God’s Open Door
After losing my safety net, I see retirement as meaningful vocation, not permanent vacation.
5 Simple Steps to Recruit Volunteers In a Small Church
It's hard to disciple people when you can't even find volunteers. This simple process can help small churches do both better.
Growing Your Church's Volunteer BaseSubscriber Access Only
Principles for introducing more people to the joy of service.
D. L. Mayfield: ‘What If I Made Everything Worse?'Subscriber Access Only
The writer and activist asks hard questions about her time living among refugees.
Is 'Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the Service' Killing the Church?
We’ll never become biblically active communities of life-transformation until church leaders let go of our please-the-consumer mindset.
People Won't Commit to the Church Any More? Don't You Believe It
The way people make commitments is changing. Unhealthy churches whine about it. Healthy churches do something about it.
Refugees Are People—Not NumbersSubscriber Access Only
Bianca Juarez Olthoff on how we can respond to the global crisis
7 Signs You’ve Become Too Busy for Your Own GoodSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from the new book Breaking Busy.
Building a Volunteer Culture in Your Church
It can be difficult, at times, to recruit volunteers at church. How might we create a volunteer culture in our churches?
To Everyone Who Works During Christmas: A Tribute
If you work on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day so others can celebrate, this is a big 'thank you' from all of us.
Eight Ways to Deal with Control Freaks in the Small Church
In small churches, each member has greater impact. This tends to attract control freaks. But we can deal with them lovingly and effectively.
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
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