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Communication

Stop, Collaborate And Get Results: 3 Steps To Effectively Brainstorm With Your Volunteers

By | COMMUNICATION, Uncategorized | One Comment

You finally get people to show up to your planning meeting. You are ready to take the ministry to the next level. But, you’re nervous.

Your nervous because you are afraid it’s not going to be helpful. You’ve tried this before, you’ve tried gathering a group of people to share ideas and collaborate only to discover  Read More

Why Your Ministry Needs A Weekly Webshow

By | COMMUNICATION, Uncategorized

People are watching more video (Check out the stats here) which begs the question, “How does that impact your ministry?”

Video is a highly effective method of communication. People are visual and it’s something you can access on the go.

For the past two months my coworker Amy and I have been using video via Facebook Live to communicate to parents. What originally started as an experiment has become something bigger. We’ve learned through this webshow that:
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How To Be Heard Above All The Noise

By | COMMUNICATION

As a communicator nothing is more discouraging than a disengaged audience. While it’s easy to blame the audience the truth is that the speaker owns the moment.

Distractions and noise are a part of every day life. To communicate with a fully focused audience is a rare occasion. If you want to be heard above the noise you need to: Read More

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How To Deal With Conflict Before It Happens

By | MINISTRY HEALTH

When you have a problem with a coworker how do you handle it? Do you ignore it, or fight back? While you can’t avoid it, how you deal with it before it happens matters.

Conflict in Youth Ministry

You can’t always predict conflict but there are behaviors and circumstances that cultivate it. To prevent big blow ups and ugly tension forming it’s important to:  Read More

Are You Suffering From Email Overload?

By | COMMUNICATION

I go back and forth whether or not to eliminate email from my phone. It’s a distraction from family and rest, but a necessary form of communication. Where do you fall?

No matter the decision it’s important to set rules around your email use. If you don’t you’ll find yourself struggling to get any REAL work done. To be more productive with your inbox start: Read More

How To Boost Your Ministry Numbers

By | SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES

How many teens attend your ministry? It’s a question we love to ask and hate to answer. It’s a comparison trap that can create insecurity and jealousy. No matter the number we’re always desiring MORE.

And that’s okay. You should want more teens to attend your ministry because it means that you have the opportunity to reach more with the Gospel. The challenge is growing the ministry and sustaining those numbers. If you want to boost your numbers you have to remember: Read More

What I Learned About Ministry At The Starbucks Reserve Roastery 

By | communication, Uncategorized

If you want to improve the way you reach teenagers it’s important to look at successful models. However, sometimes that means going beyond the church and looking in the corporate world.

When non-coffee drinkers recommend you go to a coffee house you go. The Starbucks Reserved Roastery in downtown Seattle is unlike any place I’ve ever visited. It’s a coffee lovers dream and for those of us in ministry, you can learn a lot. What the Starbucks Reserved Roastery taught me about ministry is: Read More

Why No One Signs Up For Your Events

By | COMMUNICATION

You announce registration is open for camp, you can’t wait to see who signs up. But, no one does. A couple of weeks pass by and still no one. Panic sets in and you start to wonder, “What’s going on?”

Whenever I talk to a client about this situation I ask them, “What’s your communication strategy?” Most people don’t have one and that’s the reason no one responds. If you want people responding to your invitations, and announcements you need to: Read More

Is Your System For Recruiting Volunteers Effective?

By | SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES

 

Let’s face it, we could all use more volunteers.  Doesn’t matter how many you have the demand to do more and expand your capacity is always there.  The question is, “Is your system for recruiting effective?”

There is not one way of recruiting volunteers, but some are more effective than others.  When it comes to recruiting volunteers you want to avoid: Read More