My 5 for Friday (December 14, 2018)

What makes up a healthy staff culture? Why is it important to model giving? And how can you plan well for giving in the next year? 

All these questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. 7 Reasons My Wife and I Plan to Give More to God’s Work in 2019 by Chuck Lawless. It can be easy to become complacent in our giving. We can get into our routines and rarely re-visit where and how we should be giving. Check out this article from Chuck Lawless where he challenges readers to “prayerfully push yourself to increase your giving to support God’s work. He is worth the sacrifice.”
  2. 7 Signs of a Healthy Staff Culture from Vanderbloemen Search Group. How do you know if your team has a healthy culture? And why is it important? William Vanderbloemen says that “whether good or bad, culture is the trump card that determines your team’s outcome.” Take a look at this post to see the seven signs of a healthy staff culture, and how you can work towards them.
  3. Giving Might Be the Most Neglected and Least Modeled Spiritual Gift in the Western Church by Randy Alcorn. We’ve all heard the warning against giving in order to be seen, but does that mean giving should never be seen? Here, Randy Alcorn argues that we need examples of giving to spur us on towards a generous lifestyle. Keep reading to see how giving can be modeled.
  4. How the Grinch Steals Christmas by Doug Ponder. The temptation towards consumerism is strong this time of year, which can cause some to swing to the other extreme, by turning any material thing into the enemy. But is this the correct response? Doug Ponder suggests that “the best way to celebrate the incarnate love of God is not by ignoring the physical life of Jesus, but by giving and receiving with hearts full of gratitude as we enjoy our gifts to the honor of the One who ultimately gave them all.”
  5. 2 Reasons to Treat Your Best Staff Like Volunteers by Eric Geiger. Those who lead volunteer teams are immensely aware that their team could leave and go somewhere else at any point.Therefore, they understand the important of casting a compelling vision and treating their team well. Keep reading to see why Eric Geiger suggests that all team leaders should lead their teams this way, volunteer or not.

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