Published: 3 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: Never Shut Up

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!


My pastor is fond of a particular saying:

When you are sick of saying it, the leaders in your ministry have probably just heard it. When your leaders are sick of hearing it, then everyone else has heard it for the first time.

I’ll avoid the temptation to mention that I’m kind of sick of hearing this (oops), but the principle is oh so true. If you want to boil it down to the three-word essence, here you go:

Never shut up.

I was reminded of this in a recent conversation with a volunteer. This guy is faithful and dependable, one of those long-serving and long-suffering people you want to have on your team. As we talked, he brought up the need for more volunteers. I casually mentioned that even with all of our stage announcements and on-boarding systems, shoulder-tapping is still our best method to invite new vols to the party. And to that, he replied


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  1. Herb Young says:

    I recently learned from a Chick-fil-A exec the Truett Cathy had to repeat for four years that employees were required to respond with “my pleasure” before his management team realize that he was serious.

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