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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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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How’s Your Church’s Volunteer System?

I saw this study a few days ago: One out of every five Christian nonprofits is reportedly relying to a greater extent on volunteers to offset the economic downturn, according to a study conducted by J. David Schmidt & Associates for the Christian Leadership Alliance. In addition, with the downturn in the economy, more people are without current employment and … Read More

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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 7 of 8

SYSTEM #7: THE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM Welcome back to the weekly, Wednesday “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack” series! If you’ve been following along with us for the last six Wednesdays, let me commend you for putting in the effort to take your systems up a notch. As we learned a couple of weeks ago, effort = excellence when it comes to … Read More

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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 5 of 8

SYSTEM #5: THE MINISTRY SYSTEM Welcome to Part 5 of the weekly, Wednesday series, “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack!” If you’ve been tracking with me each week, I hope the effort you’ve been putting in is creating a new level of excellence in your church. If you have you ever had a hard time mobilizing volunteers, then you are going … Read More

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Be Ready to Reward

Imagine something with me for a minute… Let’s say I walked into your office right now and said, “Hi, I’m Nelson Searcy and here’s $1000. I want you to use this $1000 to improve your church.” What would you do? What’s the first thing that pops into your mind? Would you invest in your volunteers? How? Would you do something … Read More

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