Tagged: volunteer

Own It & On It

Not long ago I had a conversation with a couple of friends who are church planters. These guys are heroes: serving Jesus and building community like a boss. They’ve sacrificed time, sanity, and salary...

The Unseen

They’re all around us. Every weekend, they show up early and stay late. Driving rain, blazing sun, falling snow, gusting wind. It doesn’t matter. Whatever the weather, no matter the season, they’re there. Unloading...

Flashback Friday: What’s Your Job?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Imagine for a moment that you’re a part of a fire department’s...

You Know What To Do, But…

…do you know why you’re doing it? I’ve written here before about The Why Behind The What. It’s a foundational part of our onboarding training for our guest services volunteers. When we train, we spend next...

Not My Job

Saturday night. I had dropped by the grocery store on my way home from church. Cough drops, ice cream, Diet Coke. It was a tiny little list, just right for the self-checkout line. Except the self-checkout...

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the...

What’s Your Passion?

I was talking to a friend yesterday who has been presented with a new ministry opportunity. This is a friend who already serves within the church. He serves in a necessary area within the...

Service Means Sacrifice

As I type, it’s the night before our third annual Christmas at DPAC services. For the next two days we’ll host five capacity crowds in downtown Durham. Between all of the set up, tear...

Interview Your Volunteers

On this morning’s commute, I was tuned in to a station where the hosts were talking about one question in Bed Bath & Beyond’s hiring process: “If you were a breakfast cereal, what kind would you be,...