Topic: Leading & Following

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From 0 to 99Bridging the Generational Divide

How many generations of worshippers do you see in your church on Sunday morning? You may not realize it, but most ministries serve individuals from six different generations. Think about it: The GI Generation, the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Each generation of worshippers comes to church with its own…

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To Retreat or Not to Retreat?Ask Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled: Ask Karen. CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: I am thinking about hosting a spring retreat for…

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I Have to Fire a VolunteerAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled: Ask Karen. CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: I have a volunteer who recently overstepped a…

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What Will a Volunteer Coordinator Do For Me?Ask Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we’re starting a series titled: Ask Karen. CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer some of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: The budget of our church’s volunteer program got…

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CTA Makes Church Newsletters Easy!

No more fighting with publishing software. No more searching for graphics. No more hassle over your church newsletter! CTA is now offering fresh newsletter templates for 2017 in the Resource & Idea Center. These monthly newsletter templates are FREE and available for immediate download. Each month features two pages—a ready-to-go Christ-centered devotion on the front and space…

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New Year, New Goals3 Ways to Track Your Progress

The holiday rush is over and the new year is here. You probably dedicated a considerable amount of time during the final months of 2016 to planning for this very moment—the moment when you’d open the calendar to 2017 and start pursuing 12 months of new goals. You’ve most likely heard about the rules of…

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6 Ways Leaders Can Inspire Teamwork

Leading a team is hard work, but it’s also wonderfully rewarding. It’s also the God-pleasing way to do ministry in the church. When church leaders work as Lone Rangers, they prevent others in the body of Christ from using their gifts and rob them of the joy of serving. As Paul reminds us: The eye…

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