The Lead Volunteers Leadership Blog
The Sunday School Zone Lead Volunteers Leadership Blog addresses the ongoing needs of those in a church or children’s ministry organization who are responsible for leading the volunteers engaged in that ministry. Josh Denhart, the host and creator of Lead Volunteers, is a veteran pastor and ministry leader who provides regular, ongoing leadership advice for those in the trenches of ministry.
Check out Josh’s brief videos (typically about 2 minutes) and blog posts below that will encourage you, inform you, and equip you as you develop your own leadership skills and, in turn, equip others to deepen and expand the ministry of YOUR organization!
How are you spending your one and only life? Eternity is a long time. Years ago, our country was split into two parts, the North and the South. Imagine an individual living in the south who knew for a fact that the south was going to lose the war. He knew that a new era…Read More ⇨
Leading Or Just Walking? If you think you are leading and yet no one is following, you are just taking a walk. Emotional intelligence is a key characteristic in any leadership role. Understanding people and understanding the nuanced ways to see whether or not people are following your leadership is a critical role in the…Read More ⇨
I think one of the most important things we can be passionate about is the communication of God’s Word. Of all the tasks we have, of all the duties and responsibilities in our ministries, we can never ever allow the beauty and priority of God’s word to take a secondary place — to order, to…Read More ⇨
Over the years I have been friends with many carpenters. For some reason, God has placed many different individuals from the construction industry in my life. I’ve hung out with them and I sought to try to learn their trade, really to no avail. I’m just not a handy guy! Regardless, I learned something very…Read More ⇨
In ministry, I want to make sure that my own personal powers of persuasion are not being leveraged as a form of manipulation. People need to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, not my voice. I do not want, in a pressure-filled yet persuasive way, to convince someone that they should be volunteering.…Read More ⇨
An important value we should subscribe to in any ministry setting is excellence. For far too long, I have seen quality take a back seat to expediency. Getting it done has eclipsed getting it done well. Over the years it has been a sad stain on so many ministries to see them pulled off in…Read More ⇨
Years ago, there was a humongous machine at the World’s Fair. This machine had smoke, levers, and gears, in addition to making noise. It drew a lot of attention as the people stood in amazement to see this huge contraption belching smoke, churning gears, and making noise. Somebody leaned over to the main engineer, who…Read More ⇨
As a leader it is important to understand that gaining input from those you lead helps them feel as if they are part of the vision. By giving their input they feel as though they are taking part in shaping the future of the ministry. As a result, giving people a say will give them…Read More ⇨
A number of years ago, while sitting in an airport, I saw an interesting book by a name that I vaguely recalled. The author was Brian Tracey and it turns out that Brian Tracey is a productivity guru. The book is entitled Eat That Frog. Let’s imagine that you sit down to dinner with your…Read More ⇨