Building Your Ministry Team: Empowerment

What is it exactly that influences the empowerment team members feel? Is it their successes and accomplishments? Is it the […]

by Jennifer Byrd Aug 22
Gifts Leaders Have to Give – Support & Honesty

In this, part three of our four-part series on Gifts Leaders Have to Give, we turn to two more valuable […]

by Marvin Owen Aug 20
Gifts Leaders Have to Give: Freedom to Fail & Credit for Success

Being a gift-giving leader can be so rewarding, both for the giver and the receiver.  Two more gifts we can […]

by John Gilman Aug 15
Building Your Ministry Team: Mentoring

We had been living and serving overseas for just over five years, leading and mentoring other volunteers who came to […]

by Jennifer Byrd Aug 10
Gifts Leaders Have to Give: Time, Attention, and Respect

A good leader is powerful.  That word “powerful” can be misleading, though, and is often misunderstood.  When used properly, the […]

by Jennifer Byrd Aug 2
Building Your Ministry Team: Finding the Right Fit

I spent 20 years serving overseas in a developing country.  Arriving in country at age 24, it was there that […]

by Rachel Ankers Jul 30
Building Your Ministry Team: Selecting the Right People

As church leaders, we cannot accomplish all that God has given us to do without a team of qualified people […]

by Jennifer Byrd May 16
Only a Disciple Can Make Disciples: 3 Keys to Encouraging Discipleship

Discipleship is an integral part of the spiritual growth and development of a believer. Once an individual comes to the […]

by John Gilman Mar 12
Making Disciples 101: Understanding the Disciple-Making Process

“Therefore, go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father […]

by Jennifer Byrd Dec 21
3 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

People don’t expect to experience the blues during the holidays. Those precious days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to […]

by John Gilman Dec 7
Creating a Conflict-Free Climate

Anytime people gather together, there’s always a chance that conflict will happen. Christian or not, people disagree, hurt each other, […]

by Rachel Ankers Oct 6
Millennials: 5 Things They’re Looking for in Your Church

An ongoing conversation among church leaders is how to engage the elusive millennial. This group, identified as the 80 million […]

by Jennifer Byrd Aug 23