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[Webinar] Leading Volunteers During a Pandemic

Recently I teamed up with my friends Mark Waltz, Jason Young, and Greg Atkinson for a panel discussion about how to lead our volunteers and honor our guests when the church isn’t gathering physically....

#comeandsee: Digital Discipleship in an Online World

We’re just emerging from Easter 2020 where 99.9% of us had no public gatherings. And let’s get the Thank-You-Captain-Obvious statement out of the way: having services sequestered to an online-only environment is far from...

Top Ten Quotes: Multipliers

I fell in love with Liz Wiseman’s Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter from the first few pages. Alas, I read the book a couple of years ago and recently realized I’ve...

Q&A: How Can We Avoid the Drift?

Q: I’m looking for tips on how to navigate the ever-present drift towards selfishness on our volunteer teams. Our volunteers (and sometimes team leaders) push back against strategic changes that infringe upon personal preferences....

Primer Posts

Volunteer Culture: Equipping

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...