Published: 4 days ago

Flashback Friday: Nobody Brags About Being Mary

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   I have a love / hate relationship with Luke 10. If you know the latter part of that chapter, then you’re …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: Five Reasons Nobody Comes to Your Training

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   We’ve all been there: we have a volunteer training scheduled. We arrive early. Set up the room. Straighten the chairs. Run over …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: People > Signage

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   I’m a big fan of signs. No, not the creepy M. Night Shyamalan movie featuring Mel Gibson in his pre-Aramaic days. I …

Published: 4 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: How Deep Does Your Trust Go?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   I’ve written before about our staff’s desire to assume the best: that the people around us are smart and have good intentions. …

Published: 1 month ago

Flashback Friday: Don’t Divide Your Volunteers

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Not long ago our five year old daughter lost her first tooth. Because we’re parents who are given to much childhood …

Published: 1 month ago

Flashback Friday: Kiss Your Guests

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Spoiler: this is not an exposition of Romans 16:16 (the life verse of single Christian men). I’m not advocating for awkward PDA. Rather, …

Published: 2 months ago

Flashback Friday: Pick Up Your Junk

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   No matter the experience you provide for your guests on the weekend, a dirty facility is going to leave a bad …

Published: 2 months ago

Flashback Friday: The High Cost of Doing Nothing

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Making a change in the way you do ministry can be frightening. Overwhelming. Even paralyzing. There are new budget lines to …

Published: 2 months ago

Flashback Friday: 10 Mistakes You’re Making When Recruiting Volunteers

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   If you’re in ministry, you live in the world of volunteers. The weekend (and the week) doesn’t happen without the people …

Published: 3 months ago

Flashback Friday: Five Reasons Your New Volunteers Don’t Come Back

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Imagine the scenario: you’ve made a big push to invite new people to serve on your volunteer team. You spent weeks …

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