5 Traits of High Capacity Volunteers (and how to find them!)

Originally posted at ministryarchitects.com No matter what your ministry context is or what denomination your church is a part of, we all have a common problem. As a matter of fact, it’s probably the greatest challenge church leaders face in ministry. If we don’t find a way to overcome it, we will shortchange our ministry potential. But if we can overcome this challenge, we will see a greater gospel impact than we ever imagined possible.        So what’s the problem? Well, it’s a tale as old as time…

Our Favorite Articles of 2016: #1 “Stop Leading Backwards”

For the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down our 12 favorite articles of 2016. Here’s #7 with “Stop Leading Backwards.”And remember to subscribe to get our Christmas gift to you: 9 FREE resources including our new book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.       Most leaders lead backwards. The problem is they don’t know it. Until they figure it out and do something about it though, they will never lead up to their full potential.      Last October, I accepted a new job. It was…

Our Favorite Articles of 2016: The Youth Ministry Growth Dilemma

 For the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down our 12 favorite articles of 2016. Here’s #6 with “The Youth Ministry Growth Dilemma.” And remember to subscribe to get our Christmas gift to you: 9 FREE resources including our new book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.       More than anything else I hear, youth workers tell me they want their ministry to grow. They don’t want a raise or to make a name for themselves, they just want to impact as many students as possible. Numbers matter because people…

OUR FAVORITE ARTICLES OF 2016: #10

For the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down our 12 favorite articles of 2016. Here’s #10 with “How to Break Your Youth Ministry in 90 Days or Less.” And remember to subscribe to get our Christmas gift to you: 9 FREE resources including our new book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.          We want you to grow your leadership and ministry. That’s what every leader wants, to get better and grow what they lead. What’s crazy is many youth workers talk about growing their ministries,  but do things…

Don’t Hang Out With Students

Now before you jump down my throat for the title, just listen.   I’m going to be real with you for a second. For the l year as I have been in my new position as the lead next generation pastor I have felt like an awful youth pastor. I have not hung out with a majority of my students. I don’t know all of them. I have not gone to all of their games, plays, birthdays etc.        Do I go to events we do and interact…