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10 Creative Ways to Refuel Volunteers

Appreciation goes a long way. It's like gas in the tank. Every time a volunteers serves, he/she is spending time and energy. They're burning fuel. It's your job as the leader to make sure you refuel your volunteers.  Easier said than done right? Every person recieves appreciation differently. Some people prefer a tangible gift and others respond better to a […]

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Let Your Volunteers Go

When I married Erin, one of our vows was, “Till death do us part.”  That’s great for your marriage, but bad for your volunteers. In ministry, we spend hours recruiting new volunteers, training those volunteers, and creating environments where those volunteers can use their spiritual gifts.  There’s a lot of time, energy, and resources poured […]

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Do You Know Your Church’s Business?

We don’t like to think of the church as a business because it’s not.  It’s a living organism.  A church is not the budget or the building.  It’s the people who make up the body of Christ. The church is not a business, but the church has a business. Do you know the business of […]

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Prayer, Persistence, and Chocolate

Persistence. I could use a lesson from my 3 year old. When she asks for something (such as a chocolate bunny the size of her face), it’s normal for her to make her request known at least 42 times. “Daddy can I have a…Daddy can I have a…Daddy can I have a…” If you are […]

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The Gap

I haven’t weighed in much on the current political environment. Don’t get me wrong I believe this year’s election is HUGE! (see what I did there)  But sometimes I think we put too much stock in what 1 man can do in 1 office.  Is there really a man (or woman) who can turn things […]

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Never Give Up!

We ran into a dilemma the other day in the Comer household.  We had just finished a fabulous cuisine of sloppy joes, when we decided

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Grace Inspires

I’m currently taking a seminary class, and one of the requirements is

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