Beware of Ministry Tunnel Vision

It's easy, easy, easy, and I get it, to keep my peripheral vision. All I see is my ministry and what I am doing. It's easy to not give a lot of attention to my pastor's vision for what he's doing and his vision for the entire church. How much time am I spending filling this bucket right here?

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What Does It Mean to You?

The Bible is a special book and we can tell kids what this Bible is, but you know what our kids at home need to hear? They don't just need to hear what this book is and what it means, but what it means to me and what it means to you, right?

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Who’s Your Timothy?

Who is your Timothy? Paul had a Timothy, right? Who is your Timothy, guys? Who's your Timothy, girls? Who is your Timothy? Who is that guy or that gal or that team of people that you are investing into? We need to be investing in the next level of leaders.

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Don’t Just Fix the Problem, Fix the Process

One mistake I find leaders making more often than not is that we want to fix problems instead of fixing processes. We want to address the issues that we see instead of really going below the surface and looking at why is this happening to begin with.

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From a Visitor's Perspective

So let me encourage you this week to really take a step back and think about what are visitors in my church experiencing. Are they finding the help that they need when they need it? Do they even know where to go for help? Ask yourself those questions.

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Appreciate Your People Every Day

There's no way you can meet with every one of your volunteers this week, but maybe one of your volunteers you can meet at Starbucks. Or maybe one of your volunteers, you can call them on the phone not because you need anything, but because you want to tell them that you appreciate them.

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Make Time For Networking

70% of leaders that are more effective attribute their effectiveness to the fact that they are strategic networkers. They are looking for people to rub shoulders with, friends to make, acquaintances to meet, and relationships to build.

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Constantly Casting Vision

Vision is a part of leadership. Leaders need to have a vision; the Bible talks about this. If you look in the Bible, in history, or even today, normally leaders that are effective have a vision. But it's more than just having a vision, right?

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Retaining Your Volunteers

What would happen if I just didn't lose volunteers? A lot of times we need volunteers because the back door is open, and we are losing volunteers for one reason or another. Now while you always be adding volunteers to the top of the funnel (you need to be adding new people), you also need to be giving attention to the bottom of the funnel or the backdoor, whatever you want to say. What am I doing to really care for these volunteers, to nurture those volunteers so that they don't leave?

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Guard Your Heart

Guard your heart, literally. If you think about what a guard does, a guard at a bank watches who comes in and who goes out. This is what you and I need to do when it comes to our heart.

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What’s in Your Hand?

You know that although Moses had this laundry list of excuses, God told Moses that he already had what he needed. I'm enough. God says, what is that in your hand?

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Equip, Delegate, & Disciple

What happens when you do it all yourself personally? It's not good for you personally because you get exhausted and you get burnout. You don't have the margin in your life, and the time to think, dream, and be creative.

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Communicating Mission & Vision

You're always communicating whether you're talking, whether you're writing, whether you're texting, whether you're on the computer, even when you're not speaking, right? Just your body language communicates. We are always, always, always communicating.

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Give Kids the Chance to Serve

Sometimes we think about kids and we think, man, what can kids do? Or we think that we need volunteers and by default we immediately go to, okay, who are some adults that I can recruit? But you know, I'm a big believer in giving children and teenagers opportunities to serve.

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Keep Focused. Be Productive.

If you aren't intentional with setting your priorities, you'll just get busy. You'll fill your time with all those random stuff only to get to the end of your work week, or the end of your month, or the end of your year, or the end of your life and realize, "man, I did not do what I wanted to do."

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Prioritize Time with God

If you don't make sure to spend time with the Lord, there's a good chance it won't happen because you'll just get busy and you'll get busy doing good things and you'll get busy doing important things. But you won't be doing the most important thing.

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Don't Just Come to Meetings...Show Up!

When you actually show up and you participate in discussions that have nothing to do with your area of ministry or your responsibilities, just simply being there will help you avoid death by meetings. Actually show up, choose to be engaged, and it will make a huge, huge difference for you.

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Wake Them Up!

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a sermon or watching a tv program or sitting at a conference room workshop where you're like majorly fighting sleep? I mean, let's be honest, this happens to us all at times, where you're like, man, I just need woke up. Something needs to happen to wake me up.

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