Published: 4 months ago

Flashback Friday: The Two Words That Will Kill Your Volunteer Ministry

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Churches and non-profits are built on the backs of volunteers. When babies are rocked, small groups are led, or coffee is …

Published: 4 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Coaxing Volunteers, Digital Neighbors, and Shooting Macro

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   The Mistakes of Coaxing Volunteers (and …

Published: 4 months ago

Q&A: How Do You Handle Missed Meetings?

In a recent post I talked about our ongoing meeting schedule, which raised a couple of questions regarding how well-attended those meetings tend to be, plus how we handle disseminating info to those who can’t / don’t make it. I thought the questions (paraphrased …

Published: 4 months ago

Multi-Site: You Need An EPOD

I’ve said before that there are as many ways to arrange a multi-site church as there are multi-site churches. If your structure includes some form of central oversight, or depends on campuses to have a similar DNA, then this post will be helpful. Years …

Published: 4 months ago

How To Run A Lost And Found

Welcome to the How To series here on the blog, where I occasionally tackle mind-numbingly boring topics that make the hidden nerds among us geek out. The rest of you that don’t care about these things, well…you need to learn to live a little. Read …

Published: 4 months ago

Flashback Friday: Recognize. Respond.

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 every Starbucks has a singing barista, but mine most certainly does. Or at least, it used to (more on that …

Published: 4 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Used Bookstores, After-Action Reviews, And A Sheep In A Swing

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   How To Experience a Bookstore With …

Published: 4 months ago

Batch Your Meetings

Productivity enthusiasts have long heralded the benefits of batching tasks: holding on to those random things until you have them in a neat pile and then tackling them all at once. Examples include only answering emails a couple of times a day, but then …

Published: 4 months ago

Why You Don’t Need To Say “Need”

If I were to ask you the question, Does your church need volunteers?, I’m confident the answer would be a resounding YES. In fact, I’m somewhat confident that your “yes” would follow a series of chortles, guffaws, and ROFLs, because of course we could all use some more …

Published: 4 months ago

New Spaces Added for Our One-Day Workshops

2018 has seen one One-Day Workshop down, two to go. Our Guest Services One-Day in July had participants from 17 churches in five states. Our two remaining Workshops were previously at capacity, but we have moved to a different venue, allowing us to double our …

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