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Having “The Talk”

Most people don’t like confrontation. We don’t want to have a confrontational conversation. Confrontation doesn’t have to be a negative it can be positive and have positive results. In fact if someone who was once active in serving in ministry starts to be hit and miss or drops out of serving all together that is a red flag that something is happening in their lives and we should want to reach out to them. 

If you have been leading ministry…

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Volunteers

Moving Away from a Rotating Schedule

I get it. Some churches feel they have no option but to have a rotating schedule for certain ministries on Sunday mornings. Most have the rotation because the church only offers one worship service so if someone served in the nursery each week they would miss corporate worship. Most churches seem to always struggle to fill the nursery with needed ministers/volunteers. Here is what happens when we have rotating schedules: 35 spots to fill on Sunday morning. 100 church members…

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Faith in Focus Speakers Bureau

I’m humbled and honored that Alex McFarland invited me to be one of the speakers for Faith in Focus.  I’m not a apologetic genius, I’m not a public figure, I’m not immersed in politics.  What I am is a guy who has been serving in the church for 25 years.  Both in the roles of Student Pastor and also as Ministry Teams Pastor.  In those years God has helped me grow in my knowledge of both student ministry and ministry…

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Student Leadership

What’s in it for the church?

Keanae Congregational Church, Keanae, Maui, Hi. Whenever someone is trying to sell me one something I naturally ask “what’s in it for me?”.  Same goes with your church.  You may be in a church culture that has been solidly rooted in the idea that the staff does the ministry.  “I drop my money in the plate each week so we can pay you to be the one that stays up all night with the middle schoolers at a lock in.”…

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