A Picture I’ll Never Forget | Remembering Good Friday

On Good Friday in 2000 I was sitting on the back row in a Lutheran church and was overwhelmed by God’s presence just a couples hours after getting high.

That was the last time I got high.

That was the last time I felt alone.                                

That was the last time I felt hopeless.

Jesus’ sacrifice for my freedom was overwhelming.  I felt consumed by his love and mercy.

Good Friday

God spoke to me and said, “My power is greater than the hold that has on your life.”

I believed Him.

This photo continues to serve as a reminder to me of Gods grace and mercy that I experienced (and still do) 17  yrs ago on Good Friday.

Good Friday

The following passage of scripture is one of my favorites.  It completely describes what I experienced on Good Friday seventeen years ago.

I love God because he listened to me,
listened as I begged for mercy.
He listened so intently
as I laid out my case before him.
Death stared me in the face,
hell was hard on my heels.
Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn;
then I called out to God for help:
“Please, God!” I cried out.
“Save my life!”
God is gracious—it is he who makes things right,
our most compassionate God.
God takes the side of the helpless;
when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me.
Psalm 116:1-6 (the MSG)

Do you want to receive the same grace, mercy, love, and life that I received?  Accept God’s offer to help you.  He is so willing to give to those who are willing to receive:

2 Peter 3:9 (NIV) The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

If you would like to begin a new life say this simple prayer with your whole heart to God:

Dear God, I acknowledge my great need for You in my life. I believe that Jesus, Your Son, came to this earth and lived, died, and rose from the dead all for me so that my sins could be forgiven. I want to give my whole life and heart to You. I want to turn away from evil and follow You. Forgive me of my sins and please lead my life.  Amen.

If you have any questions I would love to send a free eversion of Understanding God:  Four Things You Need To Know About Him And Realize About Yourself

Email me at: evan@dailychristianhelp.com

God bless you.

Evan Doyle

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How To Start A Small Group Ministry At Your Church

Learn how to start a small group ministry at your church. This guide will teach you everything about how to launch, grow, and maintain an effective small group ministry!

A few years ago I was wrestling with how to start a small group ministry.  Having an incredible small group ministry does not just happen.  Effective small group ministries have leaders who are intentional about learning and communicating why small groups matter.

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This resource bundle will provide you and your ministry team with the training you need.

And yes, you will have immediate access to it!

Taking the time to learn how to start a small group ministry will ensure small groups at your church launch successfully.  There are important steps to take along the way in order to build a healthy and successful small group ministry.

Six Important Steps | All The Need To Know “How To’s”

Don’t worry, this guide will not only tell you what to do, but also how to do it.  This is the most comprehensive, hold you by the hand, step by step resource available for starting a small group ministry.

Learn this powerful framework at your own pace.  Each step will guide you toward exactly what to do next.

  1. Six Important Steps
  2. Learn anywhere from any device
  3. Launch effective small group ministry

When you buy any of the Building Healthy Small Group bundles, you will:

1. Learn a proven step by step process for how to start a small group ministry at your church.

2. Receive a ministry structure guideline based upon the size of your church so that you know exactly how to delegate small group ministry related responsibilities.

3. Apply the vision building framework to your church’s messaging.  Building Healthy Small Groups will help you to create compelling messaging to inspire your leaders and church family to be involved.

Is Your Church A Building People Go To Or A Place Where Friends Gather?

WHAT’S MY INVESTMENT?

How would your church be different if you decided to build more friendships and connections?

What could happen if you actually built a small group ministry that helped your church and the people in it to grow?

Church is the last place that people should feel lonely and disconnected!  If they do, it won’t be long before they slip out of a chair and out the back door.  A lack of opportunity for deeper friendship and spiritual growth could be costing your church already.

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All the Building Healthy Small Groups bundles include:

  • 6 Steps To Launch, Grow, And Maintain A Healthy Small Group Ministry
  • 120-page downloadable workbook
  • Access to additional bonus worksheets and resources

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There Are Three Ways To Purchase Building Healthy Small Groups

The complete guide for launching, growing, and maintaining an effective small group ministry. Plus, for FREE: four additional bonus worksheets and the Intentional Small Groups ebook.

The complete guide, 1 - 30 minute coaching call, & email correspondance for one month.  Plus, for FREE: four additional bonus worksheets and the Intentional Small Groups ebook.

The complete guide, 3 - 30 minute coaching calls, & email correspondance for one month.  Plus, for FREE: four additional bonus worksheets and the Intentional Small Groups ebook.

Your church can have deeper friendship and spiritual growth.  This guide will teach you how to launch, grow, and maintain an effective small group ministry!

 Providing Resources And Training For Church Leaders,

Evan Doyle

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Have Questions?  evan@dailychristianhelp.com

Church Volunteer Handbook | The Ultimate Training Manual Bundle

A Church Volunteer Handbook that includes training manuals for some of the most important ministries in your church.

Having a church volunteer handbook for the ministry workers at your church will help you teach and equip your teams!

People who attend your church deserve to be treated with respect and should feel appreciated and loved.

Every guest should feel welcomed and cared for.

The volunteers at your church should feel adequately trained for their area of ministry.

Unfortunately, this is not always easy.

A new volunteer at your church may not realize how important each aspect of ministry is at your church.  They may not know your vision for the team.  The expectations may not be clear to them.  However, ministry is too important to be unclear in these areas.

Training the ministry workers at your church  is not as hard as you might think, and, believe it or not, most volunteers want to receive instruction for the area of ministry they are volunteering in.

I created this church volunteer handbook because I too work with the ministry teams at my church.  I wanted to have a way to teach the team and also provide accountability, having a training manual is an easy, yet important way to do this.

This resource bundle will provide you and your ministry teams with the training you’re looking for.

And yes, you will have immediate access to it!

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Click the button below to purchase using the easy to use digital download.

 

 

Having the PDF version of this church volunteer handbook means it’s yours to keep!  It will be much easier for you to share with your team whether you decide to print, email, or teach the material.

Here’s what others are saying about the included training manuals:

It’s been more than helpful to me, my team and the entire administration. Thank you so much. God bless you. Barbara A.

I have just been asked by my pastor to lead the usher and parking teams and I have no idea how this works. This has been very helpful and has helped me in my decision of whether or not I am going to take on the role. – Jeff P.

This has been very informative, it has cleared up some of the ways to teach every usher how to handle every situation. I can’t wait for our next usher meeting. – Minnie R.

Thank you so much for helping the body of Christ. I just wanted to say that this material has helped in such a special way. I like that you didn’t make it out to be so difficult because that how it has seemed to me for so long. You have really lifted a heavy burden off of me. Thank you so very much. – Destinique B.

Help!  I Lead Volunteer Teams At My Church! includes in-depth, ministry specific training manuals for the the following ministries:

Altar Worker Training Manual

Greeter Team Training Manual

Usher Team Training Manual

Small Group Leader Training Manual

Having a dynamic guest service and small group ministry are important aspects of a healthy church.  Equipping volunteers with adequate training is crucial.

Each ministry (greeters, ushers, prayer teams, and small group leaders should help prepare the peoples heart to grow closer to God.  They do this by letting each person know your church is excited they are there!

If people do not know they are welcomed they can easily feel like it doesn’t matter if they are there… “No one cares anyways”.

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The importance of making a great first impression cannot be emphasized enough!

You know what a difference it can make to be serve others well, it can impact them so much so that it can determine whether or not they ever return.

Think of the times where you have been served at a restaurant or store.  You may remember the bad experiences more than the good ones.

Train each ministry team to meet the various needs of people.  Ensuring that adequate church volunteer training takes place is important!  Each of these connections can influence a person’s entire worship experience.  The following manuals are included in this training manual bundle.

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Greeter Ministry – Greeters (hosts, welcome team, etc.) have the unique opportunity of making a first impression on behalf of the church by welcoming those who are entering.

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Usher Team If a regular attender or visitor had a less than positive experience finding their way into the sanctuary an usher can play a significant role in turning that person’s experience around.

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Prayer TeamPrayer team (altar worker) training is an aspect of church ministry that is sometimes overlooked.  However, prayer eases others burdens, is ministry, and brings deliverance.  If this is true, training and preparing your prayer team is very important!

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Small Groups – Having an engaging small group ministry is important to people connecting outside of your weekend services.  It is vital to have leaders who are actively behind the mission of your church.

I care about church volunteer training because I too work with ministry volunteers and group leaders.  I believe this church volunteer training manual bundle will provide you and your team(s) with the instruction you’re looking for.

Hours of study and experience have been put into each manual.  I want to help make church volunteer training easier for you too!

A handbook provides three things for your church volunteer teams:

1.  Accountability – Clearly providing a written ministry handbook gives you something to return to when volunteers seem to be missing the point or not meeting expectations.

2.  Articulation – Having a manual allows you to easily share the vision and mission of your ministry with every volunteer at your church.

3.  Accomplishment – Written guidelines convey that what you’re doing is important, while this may be subtle, providing a manual communicates that you care about your ministry.

Of course training your ministry leaders begins with your example of living and modeling what you expect from them.  Therefore, I want to help you focus on the relationships you have with your team rather than spending hours and hours creating manuals from scratch.

Remove the frustration of coming up with and finding training material for your ministry teams by taking advantage of getting this handbook today!  Help!  I Lead Volunteer Teams At My Church! is a bundle of four different, customized training manuals for your greeter, usher, prayer, and small group teams.

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CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO PURCHASE THE CHURCH VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK USING THE EASY TO USE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND GET IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THE TRAINING MANUALS!

 

 

 

 

In addition, you will recieve FOR FREE two bonus resources!

1. Three Ways To Instantly Become A More Friendly Church

2. Five Crucial Ways To Teach Your Team To Take Ownership

With a church volunteer handbook you’ll be able to immedietely begin equipping your volunteer teams with specific training for their area of ministry.  Get immediate access to the manuals by clicking the Buy Now button below!

 

I want to hear how this post and the resource provided have helped you.  Let me know how you and your church have used the manuals?  Please share your comments below or on Facebook.

Church Usher Training Manual | Usher Team Guidelines

A church usher team is a important part to your next weekend gathering or service.  Therefore, providing clarity and adequate training for this team is even more important.

In order to do a great job, team members need clear instructions. This usher handbook provides a way for you to teach your ushers and clarify expectations.

It’s a manual help you lead your usher team toward excellence and servanthood.

This ushering guidebook will provide you and your team with the instruction you’re looking for.

And yes, you will have immediate access to it!

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CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO PURCHASE THE CHURCH USHER TRAINING MANUAL!

 

 

 

 

Having the PDF version means it’s yours to keep!  And, it will be much easier for you to share with your team whether you decide to print, email, or teach the material.

Here is what others are saying about the Usher Training Manual:

It’s been more than helpful to me, my team and the entire administration. Thank you so much. God bless you. Barbara A.

I have just been asked by my pastor to lead the usher and parking teams and I have no idea how this works. This has been very helpful and has helped me in my decision of whether or not I am going to take on the role. – Jeff P.

This has been very informative, it has cleared up some of the ways to teach every usher how to handle every situation. I can’t wait for our next usher meeting. – Minnie R.

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