The Power of Texting during Crisis.

Interesting video presenting the opportunity in the media outlets we have, but specifically texting.  Students don’t often see the reality that some one, a real person, is on the receiving line of a text.  Many students today send very venomous texts to others students; words and phrases they wouldn’t say in person.  They also send Read more about The Power of Texting during Crisis.[…]

Key Trait of an Effective Leader? Happiness.

Richard Branson, the billionare of Virgin said, If your staff are happy and smiling and enjoying their work, they will perform well. Consequently, the customers will enjoy the experience with your company. If your staff are sad and miserable and not having a good time, the customers will be equally miserable. So, it is a Read more about Key Trait of an Effective Leader? Happiness.[…]

4 Criteria in Building Your Dream Team.

The NFL draft has just taken place and each team seemed to have a certain philosophy that guided their draft picks.  Some strictly went for the best talent on their board regardless of position, others went for heart and work ethic, others picked for positional needs even if injuries or character flaws were evident.

How do we in student ministry go about selecting volunteer leaders?

How do we in leadership go about choosing the right people for the staff positions?

In building your dream team of volunteers or staff, here are 4 criteria continually return to during the process.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, building and maintaining your dream team is an essential component in a leader’s gift ability.

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Instead of Saying “I Don’t Have Time,” Say “It’s Not a Priority”

Have you ever come to the end of the day and felt you didn’t accomplish anything that you intended to, or that your stack of work has gotten even higher than when you started?

Time management is an important skill for any leader.

Have you ever heard the excuse “I don’t have the time”…or have YOU ever used the excuse “I don’t have the time”?

Changing your vocabulary is a step in the right direction.

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Are you Valuing or De-valuing People? 3 Questions to ask and 3 Ways to Value them.

Wondering why people are not following your vision? It could be as simple as valuing or de-valuing them. 3 questions to ask yourself of your leadership team: When you see them are you telling them what to do or truly valuing who they are? When they give you feedback that is not what ou want Read more about Are you Valuing or De-valuing People? 3 Questions to ask and 3 Ways to Value them.[…]

A Youth Ministry Strategy to Reach those New to the Faith and the Mature Christians

How do you disciple those who are new to the faith while deepening the faith of those who are more mature? It is a constant balancing act. Is a new Christian ready to tackle the deeper issues of the faith or are the mature Christians willing to return to the “fundamentals” in order to stabilize Read more about A Youth Ministry Strategy to Reach those New to the Faith and the Mature Christians[…]

Why aren’t people coming to Small Group? The law of Influence.

“No matter how hard I try, 2 out of 5 families aren’t coming to small group.” Sound familiar? They tell me they are coming, the respond to emails positively, but come Tuesday night they are consistently a no show. Who does the burden fall on? As a leader you need to take ownership in this. Read more about Why aren’t people coming to Small Group? The law of Influence.[…]

Leaders, What do you say in the first 30 seconds of Any Conversation?

John Maxwell, the guru of leadership, made a profound statement about influencing people that I believe correlates amazingly into ministry. In the first 30 seconds of your conversation, say something affirming about them.  Be specific. In ministry we understand that life is difficult and our people need to be encouraged.  One of our roles is Read more about Leaders, What do you say in the first 30 seconds of Any Conversation?[…]

5 Ways to Disciple Using The Jesus Curriculum.

Discipleship is such a crucial part of the Christian life.   Jesus called his disciples (Mark 1:16-20; 2:13-17) and we are encouraged to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). Is there a method that we should use?  Discipleship curriculum, video series, accountability groups, or any other model you can think of. I want the Jesus curriculum. Jesus modeled Read more about 5 Ways to Disciple Using The Jesus Curriculum.[…]