One of the most common questions I was asked when on staff at a church was "how do you get volunteers?" People were exhausted from shouldering the load of the ministry and frustrated knowing quality volunteers were sitting in the seats of their sanctuary. We had a large number of volunteers, many of whom were very skilled in their craft and dedicated hours each week to serve the church. So I wanted to share some thoughts about on-ramping. I think there should be multiple on-r
As so often happens, I was recently in a church running audio for the weekend services. This was the second time I had operated audio for this church. There were no less than five comments made about the audio levels. I know that when someone new comes in to mix there will always be a difference. It got me thinking though, how often do we listen to the one negative comment and adjust to it. As far as i know there was one comment made by someone in the front row that it was to
Have you ever thought you are just average? I am sure we can say that about many things in our own personal lives. Perhaps I am an average golfer, or an average housekeeper, or an average driver, or average weight, or... The list could go on and on.
Here is a quote from John Mason's book "An Enemy Called Average"
"Mediocrity is a region bounded on the North by compromise, on the South by indecision, on the East by past thinking, and on the West by a lack of vision"
One of my favorite podcast to listen to is Liquid Church with Pastor Tim Lucas. This last message was titled "Don't Stop Believin'", you know, like Journey from the 80's. Pastor Tim spoke about entering into chapter two from chapter one. For so many of us I know we can relate to this. As I was thinking about this journey we are all on one side of a door.
A door is any gateway marking an entrance or exit from one place or state to another. Have you ever been in a place you j