Managing The Stress of Recruiting Volunteers

 August is the time of the year that many church staff are feeling the pressure of recruiting for their fall ministies.  The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers few.  And the staff are feeling the pressure of both.   I...

Software To Schedule And Manage Volunteers

In the last blog, we talked about how to organize your church volunteer teams by answering a few basic questions.  Once you have those figured out and have created your teams, you are ready to schedule and manage them.  Here's...

4 questions to help you schedule volunteers

A client/friend set up a call with me recently to talk about the best way to set up their groups for volunteer scheduling.  As we talked, I realized that it might be helpful to do a blog post to help church volunteers and staff...

4 Ways Taking Attendance Helps You Make Disciples

I often talk with church staff and pastors about the discipline of taking attendance and why it matters.  Neither,  "because we've always done it that way",  nor "we've never done it before" are persuasive arguments.  

Whether...

Rerouted to Churchteams

Have you ever been on a trip and heard that familiar robotic voice…rerouting? The implication is that you’ve made a wrong turn somewhere and you need to get back on track. Sometimes, it’s not that you made a wrong turn, but the...

Two Values That Guide Our Support

A few weeks ago one of our clients was having an issue with a company that was purchased a couple of years ago by a private equity firm.  He contacted me to see if we might have an idea about what was going on.   When I emailed...

Texting Worship Attendance

So, we're talking about text to register a couple of weeks ago.  James throws out the idea of using texting to take worship attendance.  This is an age-old question that churches ask us about all the time.  We discuss it more,...

New Release:  Text-to-Register

As of late last week, your Text To Give phone number can be used to register for a class, event or any other type of online registration.
 
Try it now.  Text T2R to (817) 677-9850 to see a simple registration.  Text CONNECT for...

3 Problems Calendars Help Solve

Anytime someone asks about a specific solution to a problem, we ask questions to better under the problem itself first.  This practice enables us to take a fresh look at a problem rather than simply comparing it to other...

Multisite Church Software

In 2014, our friends at Leadership Network found that over 8,000 churches in the U.S. were multisite.  And, that was 3 years ago!  In a blog post last year, Portable Church points out that churches of all sizes are going...

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