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20 Painful Reasons People Stop Volunteering in Your Ministry

I’ve never spoken to a ministry leader who didn’t want to do an amazing job. Everyone I’ve ever met that works in a church is motivated by a desire to serve Jesus and His church. And that’s especially true of those who lead volunteer teams...

4 Things To Do Before A High Attendance Sunday At Church

There are a few days a year that cause immense stress and incredible joy for pastors. Those days are the big holidays that coincide with the largest attendance days of the year: Easter, Christmas, and Mother’s Day. Each of these days can bring incredible highs and incredible lows for pastors. Today we’re going to give…

Ministry Commmunication is Broken: Here’s How We’re Going to Fix It

One of my all-time favorite sketches on Saturday Night Live is with Kenan Thompson from 2008. In the sketch, he’s an analyst talking about the financial crisis that happened that year. via GIPHY The news anchor asks him how he’d solve the crisis. His response was, “Identify the problem, fix it. Identify another problem, fix…

3 Massive, Unnecessary Risks Ministry Leaders Take That Could End Your Ministry

Ministry is not like other jobs. In other jobs, you can mess up and still keep your job. A doctor doesn’t get fired because he had an affair. A baker doesn’t have to close up shop because she didn’t background check an employee. An electrician can be a drunk and still keep his job (but…

Introducing The TrainedUp + Planning Center Integration, Plus A New Menu

We’ve had a busy few months here at ServeHQ. In February, we announced our open API, new courses, and an updated permission manager. Then, two weeks ago we announced our new company name (ServeHQ) and that we are working on a new product called HuddleUp. Today, we’re excited to announce two new aspects of TrainedUp…

Effective Kids Ministry Communication: Keeping Volunteers in the Loop

Leading a children’s ministry is a unique experience. One might say that you live in three totally different worlds. In one space, you’re communicating timeless truths to children who have limited life experience. For example, how do you explain sin in real terms without scaring, scarring, or shaming young hearts. In the second space, you’re…

Introducing the ServeHQ Brand and Our New Product, HuddleUp

TL;DR – We’re changing our company name and rolling out a completely new and innovative communications tool for ministry leaders. Read on for details… From the day I started building TrainedUp in 2015, my focus has been equipping ministry leaders who lead volunteer teams to serve well. Serving has been and will always be the…

Open API, 10 New Courses, And More: TrainedUp Updates For February 2019

As a team focused on serving the local church, we’ve never been okay with something being good enough. Instead, we have always sought to turn good to great. In a world where church software largely remains stagnate, our goal is to continue to innovate based on the real time feedback that we are getting from…

Keys For Conflict Resolution In The Church

Conflict will always be in our lives. It is not something that goes away as we grow older or deepen in our sanctification. Knowing that conflict will always be with us, it is important for us to learn both the primary causes of conflict as well as the ways that people typically respond to conflict.…

3 Big PROTIPS for Leading Growing Volunteer Church Teams from Mary Ann Sibley

I was blessed to meet and learn from Mary Ann Sibley and Rebecca Carlisle last year. We partnered on some new training for the TrainedUp Library in the area of Guest Services and Greeters. They did a killer job on that project. While filming the new training, almost 50 videos in total, I learned a…