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How Substance Church and Peter Haas Tackle Growth Track in a New, Innovative Way

Substance Church in Minneapolis moved their Growth Track process online with the help of TrainedUp a couple years ago. Now, instead of using up valuable people resources for meetings with poor attendance, they can simply enroll people in an online course that lets them watch...

MaryAnn Sibley: The Final, Rare Facet of Healthy Ministry Leadership

That’s the bigger thing, not to be available. So then that’s when the really cool things happen. And there will always be, what are the things that only I can and should be doing on Sunday? And everything else should be delegated. Scott from ServeHQ:What would that be? So if you’ve got all of your…

Top Three Areas of Training for New Children’s Ministry Volunteers

I often lurk on Facebook Groups for ministry leaders. It’s an incredible space for co-learning with peers and those who take advantage of those groups are ahead of the game. It’s like an ongoing peer-learning workshop. Last week, someone asked “What are the top three things a new volunteer in children’s ministry should be trained…

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, equip, engage, and empower their people to make disciples. We’ve…

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…