Deep Work

Deep Work Ministry leaders are always inundated with things to do, emails to respond to and meetings to attend. We can feel overwhelmed with everything we have to do and those seem to be the days more and more distractions come our way. This week, Matt and Chris share...

Transforming Parish Culture

Transforming Parish Culture The broad prospect of church renewal can be overwhelming, but allowing vulnerable, God driven change will always be more fruitful than going through the “right” motions. This week on the MLA podcast Tim Glemkowski, founder of L’alto Catholic Institute, talks with Matt and Chris about true...

Recruiting Volunteers

Recruiting Volunteers (Note: This post is written from a youth ministry perspective, however, the tactics work for any setting. Simply replace ‘youth’ or ‘teenagers’ with your ministry. Or if you are a youth minister (and are off the clock) take a sip of wine every time you see the...

Leading in the Peripheries

Leading in the Peripheries In response to a recent article from Aleteia (https://aleteia.org/2019/12/08/poor-leaving-church-en-masse-says-researcher/), Matt and Chris discuss how we may be underserving low income communities. Are the poor leaving the Church or is the Church leaving the poor? Tune in for the discussion on how we can take off...

Retaining Volunteers

After the Holy Spirit, volunteers are the most valuable asset to your ministry. It often seems like a battle to recruit volunteers, but once you’ve got them, retaining them can provide lasting, sustainable fruits in ministry. Here’s why: Retained volunteers already know the program, the process, and the people....

Working Remotely

Working Remotely Matt and Chris recently read “Remote: Office Not Required” by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried. They discuss how working remotely can be beneficial for both ministry leaders and parishes. They discuss the pros of working remotely as well as some of the cons and how to...