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How to Overcome Christmas Preparation Stress

With two weeks left until Christmas, it’s crunch time for church staff members. Stage design, volunteers, service planning, special programs, and more are all part of the hustle and bustle of the season. So, how do you manage all this activity and still feel some semblance of peace on earth and goodwill towards men? Here […]

The Dark Side of “Make it Happen”

I’ve seen the “make it happen” mindset in-action countless times in ministry.  Staff and volunteers scramble to pull off an event or launch a new program and they manage to make it happen. What most people in the congregation don’t see, however, is the fallout.  Staff members are exhausted and frustrated with each other. Families […]