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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...

8 Poor Excuses Pastors Use for Not Resting Properly

Every pastor I’ve known has been bad at resting at some point in their ministry. It’s understandable. Most people tend to pour everything they have into what they’re passionate about. Add to that passion the burden for souls to be saved and Christians to be discipled and you have a recipe for serious overwork. You…

Everything New In ServeHQ: July 2019 Edition

We’re working hard to bring you incredibly useful software that makes ministry more calm and more fun. While TrainedUp has helped thousands find that calmness through online training, we launched HuddleUp to calm down your team communication…and make it a little fun, too. Since launching HuddleUp last month, we’ve loved getting to watch pastors bring…

6 Things To Do To Have A Great Fall Ministry Season

Fall is always a busy time for ministry leaders. New programs have been kicked off. Christmas planning is in full swing. Not only are new things happening at your church, but your members are extra busy with a new school year bringing a slew of new activities. Before you know it Thanksgiving will be here…

How To Roll Out A New Program At Your Church

After working with thousands of ministry leaders over the last few years, I’ve come to realize that it is not uncommon for leaders to struggle with rolling out new things to their teams. I know that has certainly been the case for me in the past as well. It is easy for us as leaders…

Your Last Minute Checklist for a Great VBS This Summer

Vacation Bible School is coming. (As I wrote this post, I prayed for you. I prayed that God would give your ministry fruit from this massive labor of love and give you peace in the midst of anxiety and long task lists.) In my experience, the weeks before VBS each year are hectic and stressful.…

The One Thing Most Church Staffs Are Missing

The phrase “one another” is used 100 times in the New Testament. You may have heard or preached a sermon on the “one anothers” of the Bible. You may even fully understand that the “one anothers” apply to the whole body of the church. Good! But I want to challenge you to apply the “one…

6 Reasons Why Ministry Leaders Fail To Communicate Effectively

Let’s face it, most ministry leaders are terrible at communicating with volunteers, parents, and students. We may be great at preaching, teaching, and coming up with compelling ways to share the gospel, but most of us are lousy communicators when not on a platform. I’m talking to myself here, too. What I’ve come to learn…

How I Discerned The Call To Plant A New Church

I always knew that I would plant a church. It was not a matter of if, it was a matter of when. Everytime I thought about it, I figured it would probably be ten years away. All that began to change at the end of 2018. Earlier in the year, I felt the Lord leading…

13 Ideas for Connecting with the Parents in Your Children’s or Youth Ministry

You’re a children’s or youth pastor, but half your ministry is to the parents of those kiddos. You’re that unique type of ministry leader that has to be good at communicating and relating to kids of multiple ages and, at the same time, also be able to connect with parents in a meaningful way. It’s…