A Key Antidote to Ministry Discouragement

A Key Antidote to Ministry Discouragement

Spiritual discouragement is nothing new for those in ministry leadership. Prominent Christian leaders through history have famously dealt with doubt, discouragement, and depression. St John of the Cross is credited with coining the term the ‘Dark Night,” which has...
Q&A About Doing Ministry With Volunteers

Q&A About Doing Ministry With Volunteers

In this video, I answer some questions related to my book, Untapped Church, about working with volunteers. Specifically, we look at: What barriers have you seen that hold pastors back in taking their ministry to the next level? What is your response to pastors who say...
Q&A About Working With Volunteers

Q&A About Working With Volunteers

Pastor Derek’s church, Grace Church in Erie, PA, has worked hard to create a volunteer leadership culture. In this video, Derek answers four practical Q&A’s about working with volunteers, including… 1. What are some responsibilities that are...
What to Look for in a High-Capacity Volunteer

What to Look for in a High-Capacity Volunteer

One of the assumptions in my book Untapped Church is that almost every church has high-capacity leaders who are willing to volunteer their time to help lead the church, but they are untapped (available but not used). One of the common questions that I get from pastors...
Q&A About Equipping Volunteers

Q&A About Equipping Volunteers

Pastor Derek’s church, Grace Church in Erie, PA, has worked hard to create a volunteer leadership culture. In this video, Derek answers some Q&A’s about the biblical mandate for ministry leaders to equip church members to do the work of the church...
Q&A About Volunteer Culture

Q&A About Volunteer Culture

Pastor Derek’s church, Grace Church in Erie, PA, has worked hard to create a volunteer leadership culture. In this video, Derek answers some Q&A’s about building that culture. Questions include: How would you define “volunteer leadership culture?” What...
The Best Leaders Don’t Manage

The Best Leaders Don’t Manage

There are two types of fantastic volunteers we see in our churches: those who manage tasks getting done and those who lead other people. The first type of volunteer shows up faithfully, does the thing we’ve asked them to do it, and eases the burden of everything...
An Important Innovation for the Post-Covid Church

An Important Innovation for the Post-Covid Church

I started writing my book Untapped Church before COVID hit the world stage. I finished the book from my basement during lockdown. Now that we seem to be emerging out of the blast zone of the pandemic, and many church leaders are sorting through the wreckage trying to...