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Be Stingy With Your VHQ

We’ve talked before about the need for a Volunteer Headquarters (VHQ), a place where your servant leaders can grab coffee, store their stuff, and build relationships with one another. We have them at all...

Danny Recommends: HAITIAN Sign Holder

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. The recommendations might be products for use in your ministry, resources that...

Primer Posts

Volunteer Culture: Asking

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...

Aloha Nani Church (Kapolei, Hawaii)

Each month, we revisit a series of posts called Guest Services Road Trip. We’ll travel the country from the comforts of our couches, interviewing leaders who are in the trenches of ministry. It’s the dead of winter...

2019 Year in Review: Books

The end of the year means you can’t throw a tin of homemade Chex mix without some well-meaning blogger sharing the best books they read over the past twelve months. And since I consider...

2019 Year in Review: Posts

It’s the end of a decade, campers! (Or the eve of the beginning of the year that will mark the end of a decade, if you just like to be controversial.) And sure, there...

Missing His Majesty

As we count down the final hours until Christmas, I think it’s fitting to share this passage from my favorite Christmas-book-that’s-not-really-a-Christmas-book, God Came Near by Max Lucado. Merry Incarnation Eve, everyone. The stable stinks...