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Announcing the BuildUp Planner

Our mission is to help ministry leaders unite believers to develop more and better disciples. That mission is a combination of Matthew 28 and Ephesians 4. I believe that software can be a significantly valuable component to accomplish that mission. Our software helps leaders train,...

MaryAnn Sibley: Church Volunteer Team Health and Volunteer Culture

This is a transcript from my conversation with MaryAnn Sibley about team structure, volunteer health, and church volunteer culture. MaryAnn founded MatterSpark to help ministry leaders build and lead healthy volunteer teams. Watch the rest of this hour-long conversation on our YouTube channel. First topic I want to talk about is, a couple of years…

Increase Engagement in Your TrainedUp Courses in Four Steps

You’ve created a great TrainedUp course, now it’s time to get your people learning. This is where the rubber meets the road. Will your people actually enroll in your course, watch the videos, answer your questions, and complete the course you need them to complete? We’ve helped more than 150,000 volunteers and leaders complete courses…

HuddleUp vs Slack, GroupMe, or Facebook Groups

Hey there. I’m Scott from ServeHQ and I want to answer one question that we get asked on a regular basis about HuddleUp and that one question is really simple. It’s what’s the difference between a HuddleUp and Slack or GroupMe or asked in another way? Why use HuddleUp when we’re already using Slack or…

Vision for Your Church Volunteer Ministry Team

Vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. Oxford Dictionary Before we jump into the meat of this post, I want to explain why I’m talking about vision when it comes to volunteer teams. Many leaders have never considered establishing a well-articulated vision for their church volunteer team.…

Stop Losing Volunteers with This One Activity You Can Start Today

The number one issue, frustration, and challenge that’s facing ministry leaders today is volunteers and the real problem is having enough volunteers, not just how do you lead volunteers or how do you train them. Although, that’s a challenge. Trust me, I know, but keeping them on your team and getting them on your team…

Thriving Volunteer Culture: The Five LeadUp Health Markers Explained

Today, I want to talk to you about the LeadUp Framework and the five markers in the LeadUp Framework that help you to define what we consider a healthy or thriving volunteer ministry team. I’m Scott, the founder of ServeHQ and this is the framework I’ve developed after four years of conversations with thousands of…

Introducing the LeadUp Framework and How Volunteer Culture Impacts Everything Else

Sam was the Operations Director at a mid-sized church. They’d spent a lot of time and effort to create an engaging experience for visitors and “on the fence”, longterm attenders. After some serious work, they had a clear assimilation process with a pathway to connect to the church and engaging worship gatherings. What they also…

Announcing HuddleUp Chat: Why We Built a Safe Chat Tool When So Many Chat Tools Already Exist

tl;dr We built a safe chat tool for ministry leaders to communicate with anyone of any age or gender. It’s called HuddleUp Chat. I don’t know about you, but I chat with a lot of people every day. I text with my family, use Facebook Messenger to connect with friends, work with my staff using…

How to Plan and Lead a Bible Study for Business Leaders in Your Church

Most churches are missing an incredible opportunity to disciple the most influential leaders in their church. I’m not talking about the church staff or the team leaders. I’m talking about your community’s business leaders. Business leaders, more specifically business owners and top executives at larger companies, should be discipled in a unique way. Here’s why.…