Getting the Right Person to Volunteer.

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Jim Collins says: get the right people on the bus and those people in the right seats on the bus.  That is imperative in business but what about in the volunteer ministry positions in a church.  

It is even more important.
There always seems to be a place where people are needed in the church organization. There always seems to be some minister or ministry leader placing an advertisement for a person to fill a ‘hole.’ Too many times that becomes exactly what happens. We fill the ‘hole’ but with the person who cares about the organization and not necessarily with the person who is passionate about the specific ministry, has the skill to carry out the ministry or even feels called to help. Often they just don’t know how to say ‘no.’
The wrong reasons people say yes: Continue Reading…

Giving Permission to be Honest

Do you have someone in your life who you give permission to be honest with you?

Permission to speak

God gives us great examples and resources for being a leader in His Word. One of the greatest examples of a leader is King David. God must have wanted us to learn much from David as there is a good portion of the Old Testament dedicated to his life.
There are many things we can learn from David about organization, rallying our team, how to seek forgiveness, compassion for family and close colleagues. And recently reading through the events of David’s life I learned the importance of something else: ‘always have someone who you allow to speak honestly with you, to you and about you.’ Continue Reading…

How Good It Is

How good it is

There is something special and even relaxing when you are around friends. There is something, even greater, empowering and supportive when Christ-followers gather in one place to worship God. 

The two main purposes of corporate worship are to ‘glorify God‘ and ‘edify (encourage) the body.’
Granted worship can happen anywhere and anytime, however God’s plan of His children gathering together was no accident.
  • We remember we are not alone in our walk.
  • We demonstrate our acceptance of each other.
  • We testify to fellow believers that we trust in God.
  • We testify to the non-believers in our gatherings of our love for God.
  • We are able to rejoice together in times of gladness.
  • We can unify in prayer during times of need.
Keith and Krystan Getty have recently released a new song that voice the sentiments of a healthy faith family and the joy that comes from worshiping together. The song is titled: Oh How Good It Is, based on the beginning verse of Psalm 133.
This Sunday will be the first time we will be using this song in our services.

Remembering and Forgotten

Don't Forgetremembering the things we did and how we acted before forgiveness through Christ…gut wrenching, disgusting

remembering how it feels to be forgiven… exhilarating

remembering that God, because He has forgiven, will never remember our past… indescribable

 

4 Obstacles Moses Faced as a Leader

bigstock-Footprints-on-sand-dune-Sahar-16402469There are some days that a leader feels as if he is in a battle. Whether it is with the short amount of time to complete a task, financial pressures, staff conflict or a growing number of items that need to have closure.

Could anyone have felt the weight of leadership more than Moses? Continue Reading…

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