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...
6 Ways to Show Your Volunteers Some Love

6 Ways to Show Your Volunteers Some Love

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day (at the time I’m posting this) and February is the month of love. ANYTIME is a good time to tell your volunteers that you love them, but around Valentine’s Day is an especially good time to do it (even though in Christian...
3 Things I Wish I Had Said

3 Things I Wish I Had Said

It’s been almost a year since I sent the final manuscript off to the publisher for my book Untapped Church in which I talk about our church’s journey of toward staffing many of our ministries with volunteer, yes unpaid, leaders. We’ve created a culture in which unpaid...