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10 Things That Require Zero Talent (Part 1)

[sgmb id=1]   I recently came across this graphic, 10 Things That Require Zero Talent, and, well…let’s just say, it ministered to me!  I guess because at this particular time in my life, I have 13-year old twins…teenagers…wow!  I thought I would be prepared for this, I mean, after all, I was a student pastor for […]

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Administration Personal Growth

Productivity

Whether you’re in the public sector, working in a church environment, or volunteering as a leader in some capacity, the success of our jobs depends on how productive we can be.  I just want to mention several tools that I use that might help you increase productivity.  (Note: Find what works best for you!  Just […]

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Release The Brakes

Perhaps you live in a beautiful, warm tropical climate, which would make me a) very jealous of you, and b) highly suspicious that you’ll have any clue of what I’m attempting to illustrate.   Here in the midwest, we’ve been known to occasionally get a little snow.  It’s to the point now, where I don’t […]

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Longevity

Longevity.  Simple title.  Commonly uncommon.  Seemingly always underestimated in it’s power and effectiveness. I write this post to encourage, perhaps even challenge someone who is struggling with whether to remain in their current position of leadership, ministry, or responsibility.  Obviously, some situations are inevitable.  There are times when one must simply move on.  Yet, in […]

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One Thing That Trumps Customer Service

We’ve all heard the commercials or advertisements before.  “Visit ________.”  Or, “shop _________.  We pride ourselves in the best customer service!”  I’ll be the first to admit, I appreciate outstanding customer service.  In fact, whenever I experience exceptional customer service, I always try to compliment the individual who provides it.   However, as I have […]

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Keeping Volunteers Happy

For the sake of this post, I will use the word volunteer…although it could certainly be interchangeable with “employee” as well.   Scenario #1: You see a volunteer getting ready to approach you, you immediately realize that you have forgotten to follow through with something that they asked of you.  Perhaps they were running low […]

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Administration Media

Guest Post: Using Social Media For Churches (By Jacob Tapia)

1. Keep posts short.  People are mostly scanning through their feeds and don’t usually take the time to read through long posts.  Keep it simple and get your message across in statement and question forms that are brief and easy to read.   2.  Include a call to action.  Ask, “What do I want the […]

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Job Descriptions

Isn’t there an old saying? Job descriptions: Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em?  Well, maybe that’s not entirely an old saying, but it should be.   I’ve recommended to more than one future church staff member, that they MUST get a job description from their Pastor/Supervisor.  There’s almost nothing more frustrating in the […]

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What Is ChurchA-Z.com?

Good question…glad you asked!  ChurchA-Z.com is a ministry to encourage and equip church leaders, volunteers, and aspiring church junkies.  And by church junkies, I mean people like me.  Bill Hybels has been quoted as saying, “The local church is the hope of the world!”.  Thanks Bill, that’s a lot of pressure that you have just […]