The Lie of Well-Roundedness

By Josh Mauney
In my first ministry position I was sure I knew what to expect. Stand up in front of thousands of adoring members of a faithful congregation and present to them an hour’s… read more

How Do You Cultivate Lay Leadership?

By Timothy Siburg
You might often hear the term "lay leadership" every once and awhile in church and ministry areas of thought. Many people describe this differently. The description that I prefer… read more

Should the Position Be Paid or Volunteer?

By Ron Edmondson
I received a great question recently. Unfortunately, I couldn’t give a good answer. Or, at least, not the answer they were seeking. They wanted an answer that would… read more

I'm New on the Church Staff

By Kimberly MacNeill
Congratulations to you if this title applies! Just when you wondered if it was all going to work out, it actually did! You. Have. A. Job. And more than that, you have a new… read more

Spiritual Gifts: Discovering and Using

By Ministry Matters
How do you help people discover and use their spiritual gifts? Ministry Matters has a spiritual gifts discovery tool drawn from the small group study Serving from the Heart by… read more

Why Churches Can't Get (and Keep) Volunteers

By Thomas G. Bandy
Once again I have had cause to marvel that churches rely so completely on volunteers ... and yet don't seem to know how to multiple and care for them. Other non-profit… read more
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