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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...

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,...

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...

Flashback Friday: Have Any Hoops?

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 there is a dictionary definition of the spiritual term backsliding, I...

Q&A: Do Your Volunteers Wear T-Shirts?

Q: Have you considered requiring your team to wear t-shirts while serving? If not, why not?  [Scott Ballard, Director of Connections and Technology, The Village Church, Flower Mound, TX] A: Let me tell you...

Leading Through The Fog

There are moments when our leadership gets murky. The reasons for this are endless: maybe you can’t see a clear path forward. Perhaps your plate is full with other responsibilities. It could be that...

The Heart of Hospitality

Last week we said goodbye to my 88 year-old uncle. Horace was an icon in our family. He was a Methodist pastor for almost 60 years, the Commissioner of Tennessee’s Department of Human Services...