No matter where people serve in the context of your ministry, you understand volunteers are the life blood of your church. You are inspired to care for and build into them in amazing ways, knowing the better you serve them, the better they can serve the rest of your church.

Fingerprints Everywhere, Name Nowhere

"We want our fingerprints to be everywhere, and our names to be nowhere." —Paul Loyless

My good friend Paul Loyless of Compassion International made this statement while we were on a vision trip to Peru last year.

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How You Lead Matters

You’ve probably heard it a dozen times from leadership books, from leadership coaches, from social media, from every source imaginable. People don’t leave jobs — they leave leaders. It’s become a standard leadership cliche. But cliches often become cliches because they’re true. People don’t leave jobs. They leave the people who were leading them in those jobs. And if you’re a leader, that’s a reality you have to pay attention to every day.

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The most important thing church leaders can do during the holiday season

Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for every church leader. There’s one really important thing that often gets sacrificed throughout the year, but especially now: margin! I can tell you from my own experience that you can’t sacrifice margin if you want to grow and develop into the kind of leader God wants you to become. It’s absolutely essential to find it!

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What Christmas Eve is like for church leaders

Here’s an ‘inside look’ at what Christmas Eve is like for most church leaders...

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