Volunteer Feedback Guide

Volunteer Feedback Guide

Feedback is invaluable. Regular feedback makes everyone better. It is especially valuable for volunteer leaders who are serving on your teams. For many volunteer leaders, they have important jobs outside the church space, but ministry is a new arena for them. It is...
Being the Best Version of You in 2024

Being the Best Version of You in 2024

The best version of you sounds like a self-help phrase or a health and wealth preacher’s mantra. “Maybe,” you’re thinking, “we should put aside trite slogans as our collective New Year’s resolution this year!” But not so fast. Let’s dwell here for a moment. Let’s...
How to Host a Volunteer Huddle

How to Host a Volunteer Huddle

All good teams have huddles. A football team huddles to call the next play. A softball team huddles before a game to get focused. A rock band huddles before the concert to be inspired and to discuss any last-minute adjustments. The same is true for volunteer teams in...
How To Live on Full and Not Fumes This Christmas

How To Live on Full and Not Fumes This Christmas

When the Fuel Gauge is on “E” Anybody who’s ever taken a road trip with me, knows that I have a complicated relationship with the gas gauge in my car. It’s not unusual for me to be running on empty down the highway. I like to push a car to its gas-guzzling limits....
Onboarding Volunteer Leaders

Onboarding Volunteer Leaders

An intentional plan for onboarding is an important way to set new leaders up for success. An effective on-ramp to your team ensures that your volunteer leaders will feel welcomed, sets them up to “win,” increases their engagement and satisfaction, improves their...
Untapped Church Workbook

Untapped Church Workbook

I recently completed a companion resource for my book, Untapped Church: Discovering the Potential Hidden in Your Congregation. If you’ve read the book and are looking for a practical way to implement the concepts, you might find the Untapped Church Workbook to...
A Path Forward When Your Character Falls Short

A Path Forward When Your Character Falls Short

Today I’ll wrap up this blog series on Character in Leadership. We’ve talked about the importance of character, the things that shape character, and cause us to compromise our character. Today I want to talk about the best strategy to employ when your character falls...
8 Influences That Shape Your Character

8 Influences That Shape Your Character

An underrated moment in the classic movie The Wizard of Oz is the freedom that the Wizard experiences once he stops pretending to be someone he’s not. You remember the scene; Toto pulls away the curtain to reveal the unimpressive man operating the machine behind the...