One Rule About Affirmation and Praise

I have been very lucky. In every ministry position I’ve had, I have had a wonderfully gifted and talented administrative assistant. Each time, they have added tremendous value to my ministry by sharing with me their gifts of organization, responsiveness, and...

Simple (& free) Ways to Appreciate Volunteers

Guest blogger Stephanie Kurtz shares a volunteer’s perspective on appreciating our volunteers. She is the kind of volunteer every ministry would want and was once a youth ministry coordinator. I recently wrote a blog about appreciating volunteers and started thinking...

Newborn Babies and Adult Volunteers

At the time of this writing, we are celebrating my daughters one week birthday. As I spend time being a father, caring for my daughter and attending to her every need right now, I find myself reflecting on how caring for a newborn baby is very similar to being a...

The Power of Vision and Excitement

I was reminded this week what a well articulated vision of ministry can do. This week, my team met with two key leaders around young adult ministry. We spent no more than 30 minutes with each of them. The goal: to get them on board and help us create a proposal and...

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