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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...

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…

4 Key Principles To Help Learn How To Grow Your Church

Every pastor that I talk to wants to grow their church. When looking for advice on how to grow your church, you’ll likely find a ton of people each telling you something different to focus on. It’s overwhelming and tends to discourage you rather than encourage you. In this post, I’m going to be as…

10 Conversations That Senior Leaders Need To Have With Church Staff This Year

I love the new year. There is a natural excitement that comes with the turning of the calendar. Everyone is reflecting on the previous year and setting goals for the new year. As a goal oriented person, I get excited reading about everyone’s goals. As I wrote in a post about self reflection at the…

8 Questions That Pastors Need To Answer Before The End Of 2018

There is always a big push at the beginning of the year to set goals in hope that we will end the new year better than we began it. I am a big believer in setting goals and working as hard as possible to hit those goals throughout the year. Unfortunately, it seems that while…