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How to Fire Yourself (part 2)

This is the second in a two-part series. Read part 1 here. 3. Know the difference between handoffs and hands-off. Once we’ve identified our successor, we don’t wish them godspeed as we race away...

How to Fire Yourself (part 1)

If you lead in the local church – whether you’re full-time, part-time, paid, or volunteer – it’s time that you ask for your own resignation. Before you start penning that first “I’m outta here”...

Contributing Units vs. True Community

Productivity dictates that we pay attention to the life cycle of the organization. Efficiency demands that we never let our leadership pipeline run dry. Fiscal responsibility decrees that x number of people in seats...

Danny Recommends: Overcast

Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. These might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will...

“Too Much Zero.”

Confession: I’m a bit of a theater nerd. I grew up doing church and school plays. In middle school I graduated to community theater (our tiny little town actually had a really good theater...

Guest Services Collective: A How-To Guide

Long-time readers of the blog know that since 2013, we’ve offered something called the High-Capacity Volunteer Cohort: an eight-month roundtable discussion with some of our best and brightest Guest Services volunteers from all of...

Primer Posts

Volunteer Culture: Scheduling

You just landed on an every-once-in-a-while series called Primer Posts, a curated collection of my favorite articles and books on one particular topic. These are the resources I usually point to when people ask about getting...