As we've talked to Christian leaders this past year, again and again we've heard, "Do something on motivation! How can we build the enthusiasm and commitment we simply must have?"
Fall programs begin soon. How do you get yourself up for the challenges? How do you attract all the volunteers your church needs? And, once attracted, how do you keep them going?
Killers of motivation intrude throughout the church year: cold water dumped on ideas in committee meetings; tedious board meetings which last too long; overloaded "willing workers" who see others standing back.
How can you replace frustration, apathy, fatigue, and demoralization with energy, enthusiasm, and momentum?
Editor Paul Robbins and publisher Harold Myra met with Doris Freese, associate professor of Christian education, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois; Douglas Johnson, executive director, Institute for Church Development, Inc., Ridgewood, New Jersey; Wayne Pohl, administrative pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Trenton, Michigan; ...1