Category Archives: Speaking/Training

Are Any of These Cities Near You?

This month I fly to 5 different U.S. states to teach parent workshops… and I’m hoping that I’m coming near you! (and if not… let’s start a dialogue about bringing me out to your city) ARVADA, CO It all starts … Continue reading

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The Volunteer from Hell: Part III

You’ve discovered an amazing potential volunteer… but you don’t want to mess anything up! You’ve taken the advice of experts and dedicated actual time out of your schedule each week for recruiting and keeping volunteers. Then you took the next … Continue reading

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The Volunteer from Hell: Part II

This week I began a 3 post series in my blog about those ministry volunteers who make our lives miserable. How can we avoid getting ourselves in this mess in the first place? Great question. Let’s continue with our 3 … Continue reading

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The Volunteer from Hell

Whenever my dad and I teach a workshop about recruiting, retaining, training… and even firing today’s New Breed of volunteers (based on our book on the subject), we can guarantee we’ll get questions about ‘The Volunteer from Hell.’ You know … Continue reading

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Summer Youth Ministry

Youth ministers know we have a FREE TRAINING TOOLS page with all kinds of free training, including FREE TRAINING VIDEOS. (How to connect with kids, how to get teenagers talking, how to share your faith, how to lead games, how … Continue reading

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Helping Small Groups Be More Effective

Here’s a fun little free training video I did for Youth Specialties that they posted on YouTube. It’s the perfect little training tool to show your leaders, anyone who is running a small group at any time! Check it out:

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52 Ways to Connect

The book, the workshop… it’s happening. Last night I taught my brand new parent workshop, Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid, for the second time. I’m excited with the feedback I’m hearing so far! And speaking of feedback… My publisher … Continue reading

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Free Ministry-Leaders Training in NorCal

Recruiting volunteers ain’t like it used to be. Volunteers have changed. Have you changed too? I love ministry leaders.. and ministry leaders love FREE. So Saturday, April 9th I’m teaching a free training workshop in Northern California for any ministry … Continue reading

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3 Tips Speaking to Kids… Who Don’t Want to Listen

A few months ago a youth worker from El Paso, TX called me up and asked, “Do you want to speak at school assemblies for a week in Texas?” If I would have answered him honestly, I would have responded, … Continue reading

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Recruiting Volunteers… in Hawaii?

Lori and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this week, and that’s why I was pretty excited when the county of Maui booked my dad and I to teach a workshop on the island this Friday on mobilizing the … Continue reading

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