Category: Volunteer Culture

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,...

Defend Your Volunteers

If you’re a ministry leader, you’re eventually going to create a practice, policy, or procedure that’s not all that popular. And chances are, your volunteers are going to be the ones to enforce that...

Giving Recognition

It was Ephesus, and it was spring. Which year, exactly, we don’t know, but we know that it was spring, and we know that the apostle Paul was putting the finishing touches on a...

Is It Time To Shut ‘Er Down?

As I type, I’m sitting in my sometimes-remote-office, Starbucks. It’s Tuesday, May 29, in the year of our Lord 2018, and we’re 90 minutes away from The Shutdown. If you’re in the distant future...

Help Them Help Them

This post originally appeared on December 9, 2010.   It’s the post so nice, I named it twice. If you’re a leader of people, part of your job is to help people help people....

Overload

A few days ago I attempted to dig up a recently-heard quote. The only problem was that I couldn’t remember exactly where I had heard it. Had I read it in a book? On a blog?...