The Unpardonable Sin of the Ministry System – A Saturday Quote

“The unpardonable sin of the ministry system is turning away a volunteer… Never, ever, ever turn away someone who wants to serve.“ – Nelson Searcy, Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers (p. 95) Available now on Amazon 


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Help Your People Make a Difference – A Saturday Quote

“When we come alongside every individual in our church and help them use their gifts and abilities in a meaningful way, we will be discipling them as we are called to disciple. Not to mention, we’ll be steering them toward the contribution that they are longing to make in this world.“ – Nelson Searcy, Connect: How to Double Your Number … Read More


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Need = Four-Letter Word – A Saturday Quote

“‘Need’ is a nasty four-letter word when it comes to recruiting volunteers. When you tell your people that you need volunteers in a certain area, what they hear is that you haven’t done a thorough job of preparation and stewardship.” – Nelson Searcy, Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers (p. 78) Available now on Amazon 


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Wow! Amazon rankings + bonuses for you

I’m blown away today! You may have heard about my two new books on Volunteers & Ministry (Connect and The Greatness Principle) and the bonuses I’m giving away. The early response has been amazing. In fact, both books have shot up the charts – Connect made it all the way to the #2 best-selling ministry book, and inside the top 200 of … Read More


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My 2 New Ministry Books + Over $185.00 in Bonuses Today!

I am excited to announce that my two latest books, Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers and The Greatness Principle: Finding Significance and Joy by Serving Others are available for order today at Amazon.com! If you pick up both books today or tomorrow (for only $17.18), I’ll give you over $185.00 in special bonus resources (including a gift … Read More


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2 Methods to Mobilize New Volunteers in Your Church

I’ve now been in ministry over two decades, coached more than 1,200 pastors and connected with tens of thousands through the ministry of Church Leader Insights and there’s one phrase I don’t think I’ve ever heard… We just have too many volunteers! No, the work we do as church leaders will always involve willing volunteers to do the work of … Read More


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The Rule of Three – How to Have An Abundance of Volunteers

Cass Wheeler, the long time president of the American Heart Association, shares the “Rule of Three” when it comes to Volunteers in his book You’ve Gotta Have Heart. He says if you are going to have an abundance of volunteers (and that’s what we all want!) and get the job done with excellence, then you must understand the rule of … Read More


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Rick Warren on How to Structure Your Church for Ministry

A couple of weeks ago, I shared 10 of the books that have had an impact on my life and leadership (click here to see the list) and The Purpose Driven Church held a prominent spot in that list. Most of you know that I had the privilege of serving on staff with Rick Warren at Saddleback before starting The … Read More


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