QT4CM Episode 29

well-being Mar 16, 2017

Today's question comes from a pastor, and is: "How can I maintain a good rapport with my family when I'm so busy leading this church?"

Our Christian Ministry Maven for this episode is Patricia Jehle, a university instructor in Switzerland and a business coach.  Patricia points out the why and how of making your family a priority when involved in a busy ministry. In this QT4CM episode she outlines a strategic approach for sustainable work life balance:

  • Take time to reflect and assess your personal and professional values.
  • Prioritize "God first, your family second, and your ministry third.
  • Reframe ownership and responsibility for success:  It is God's ministry, not yours.
  • Organize conversations with family and ministry stakeholders to clarify expectations.
  • Proactively set home and work boundaries.
  • Schedule time first for God and family in your daily agenda, then add work tasks.

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QT4CM Episode 28

fundraising Mar 02, 2017

How to write a fundraising letter

 

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on letter writing to your supporting community.

She shares these four tips:

1.  Keep the letter short. 

2.  Personalize the letter. 

3.  Tell your story in the letter. 

4.  Make it easy to donate.

5.  Follow up!

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Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

Click here for the "Ask Anna" article she referred to in this episode.

Click here to subscribe to Anna's Fundraising Tips newsletter.

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QT4CM Episode 27

youth ministry Feb 28, 2017

 The 9 Most Influential Role Models and Mind Molders that are Discipling the Younger Generation!

Stan follows on from his talk in Episode 19 where he speaks about his book "Generation Gap: Raising the Next Generation of Leaders" and calls for the elder generation to step up to disciple the future generation of Christian leaders.

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In this episode Stan outlines The 9 Most Influential Role Models and Mind Molders that are that are Discipling the Younger Generation!

  1. Media (Movies, TV Shows, News)
  1. Social Network (Internet)
  1. Literature (Books & Magazines)
  1. Government (Politics, Policies and Legislation)
  1. Academia (Colleges, Universities, teachers & professors)
  1. Prescription Medication (Anti-depressants & Painkillers)
  1. Music
  1. Sports (Commercialization)
  1. Video Games (Virtual Reality)

 


  Stan Belyshev is an entrepreneur, author and a life coach. Having served as a youth pastor for more than ten...

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QT4CM Episode 26

fundraising Feb 16, 2017

Do you know why your donors support you?

 

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on keeping in touch with our supporting community.

Here are four reasons why a donor would want to support you…and keep on supporting you: 1. You cared enough to step out in faith and ask us.  2. You regularly communicate with us…in a way that makes it easy for us.  3. Your continual thanking us shows you really do value our partnership and feel it makes a difference in your ministry.  4. Keeping us aware of what is going on in your family’s life reinforces you consider our relationship to be personal, not just “ministerial.” 

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Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

Click here for the "Ask Anna" article she referred to in this episode.

Click here to subscribe to Anna's Fundraising Tips newsletter.

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QT4CM Episode 25

team building Feb 14, 2017

Organizational Coach Dr. Ken Thiessen talks about "scapegoat blaming" — the third of the five unhealthy ways anxiety manifests itself in congregations and Christian ministries.

It is important to understand how anxiety dominates much of the unhealthy decision making processes and broken relationships within faith-based ministries and congregations.  

Click the green play button to listen to this episode: You will recall that in Episode 16 Dr. Thiessen identified these five unhealthy ways anxiety hampers good communication and conflict resolution within Christian ministries:

  • Triangulation — people talk about people rather than to people
  • Self-differentiation —  relationship is contingent on agreement
  • Blaming and Scapegoating — Who's the one who made this mess?
  • Multigenerational transmission process — an endless cycle of looking to replace  "the problem person"
  • Over-functioning and Under-functioning —...
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QT4CM Episode 24

fundraising Feb 02, 2017

Are you showing your donors consistent gratitude?

No matter how many donors you have — whether it’s ten or ten thousand — you should be thankful for them and that shouldn’t be a secret. Your donors should know how thankful you are. Reach out and thank them.

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on keeping in touch with our supporting community.

If ministry workers actually invest in donor stewardship and prioritize their time, they will see a result back. They will have loyal donors. Schedule an hour of your time each week dedicated to donor stewardship. Write those personal letters. Ask how you can pray for them. Thank them for their support. Tell them stories about what you are doing that they have made possible.

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Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

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QT4CM Episode 23

team building Jan 31, 2017

Organizational Coach Dr. Ken Thiessen talks about "self-differentiation" — the second of the five unhealthy ways anxiety manifests itself in congregations and Christian ministries.

It is important to understand how anxiety dominates much of the unhealthy decision making processes and broken relationships within faith-based ministries and congregations.  

Click the green play button to listen to this episode: You will recall that in Episode 16 Dr. Thiessen identified these five unhealthy ways anxiety hampers good communication and conflict resolution within Christian ministries:

  • Triangulation — people talk about people rather than to people
  • Self-differentiation —  relationship is contingent on agreement
  • Blaming and Scapegoating — Who's the one who made this mess?
  • Multigenerational transmission process — an endless cycle of looking to replace  "the problem person"
  • Over-functioning and Under-functioning...
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QT4CM Episode 22

fundraising Jan 26, 2017

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on keeping in touch with our supporting community.

If ministry workers actually invest in donor stewardship and prioritize their time, they will see a result back. They will have loyal donors. Schedule an hour of your time each week dedicated to donor stewardship. Write those personal letters. Ask how you can pray for them. Thank them for their support. Tell them stories about what you are doing that they have made possible.

Click the green play button to listen:

  

Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

Click here for the "Ask Anna" article she referred to in this episode.

Click here to subscribe to Anna's Fundraising Tips newsletter.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TGCFandFriends Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCommissionFoundation  


 



 

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QT4CM Episode 21

team building Jan 24, 2017

Organizational Coach Dr. Ken Thiessen talks about "triangulation" — one of the five unhealthy ways anxiety manifests itself in congregations and Christian ministries.

It is important to understand how anxiety dominates much of the unhealthy decision making processes and broken relationships within faith-based ministries and congregations.  

Click the green play button to listen to this episode: You will recall that in Episode 16 Dr. Thiessen identified these five unhealthy ways anxiety hampers good communication and conflict resolution within Christian ministries:

  • Triangulation — people talk about people rather than to people
  • Self-differentiation —  relationship is contingent on agreement
  • Blaming and Scapegoating — Who's the one who made this mess?
  • Multigenerational transmission process — an endless cycle of looking to replace  "the problem person"
  • Over-functioning and Under-functioning — People who...
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QT4CM Episode 20

fundraising Jan 19, 2017

Anna Burns gives us 5 tips to reframe our attitude about fundraising.

She asks the question — "Are you wrecking your fundraising by what you think about fundraising?" It is important to get rid of those negative thoughts and instead focus on what it looks like to be motivated by faith.  When you hear the word "fundraising," what is it that comes into your head? Is it negative? Is it positive? Do you have fear? Do you have anxiety? We need to understand our limiting beliefs and ask the Lord to give us a clear perspective on what fundraising is really about.   Click the green play button to listen: Anna Burns of The Great Commission Foundation gives us five tips to reframe our attitude about fundraising.

  1. Trust God
  2. Learn to Ask
  3. It is Partnership
  4. Make Time
  5. Be Bold.

  

Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

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