How to recruit volunteers

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
Joel Preston

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We can often go to training conferences on leadership and hear famous people talk about how they recruit for their teams. It often seems like they talk about hiring people, …

How to lead… late people

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
Joel Preston

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We can all be a little late now and then, however I bet we all know someone who is consistently unpunctual and has a repuatation for it! When someone is …

How to lead… disrespectful people

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
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Disrespect can come in many different forms. It may even be subtle. A slight wave of the hand to swipe aside your suggestion, picking up a phone call midway through …

How to lead like Usain Bolt

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
Joel Preston

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In March 2012, the Independent newspaper published an analysis of records from every international 100m track event since 1888. This review, carried out by Sheffield Hallam university, said that Usain …

3 words to kill your church

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
Joel Preston

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Language is revealing. The choice of words we use can disclose our innermost thoughts, subtly undermining our attempts to portray a different message. After all, it is our internal opinions, …

5 ways to become a damaging leader

Ali Campbell

Children's & Youth ministry consultant at The Resource
Ali is a youth and children’s ministry consultant and offers support, encouragement, training and advice for those involved in children’s, youth and family ministry in the faith sector and wider community.

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  John Maxwell, a world renowned expert on leadership has said, “All leadership is influence”. You could spin that around and say, if you have influence over another then you …

6 barriers to genuine unity

Paul Friend

Paul Friend

Paul is married to Jo and has two boys Zach and Charlie. He lives in Woodbury just outside Exeter where he helps lead a local church called Christ Church Woodbury as a volunteer.

Paul as his main role heads up SWYM where he leads the team of 65 trainees plus staff as they seek to see every child and young person in the south-west encounter Jesus, get to know him and choose to live for more.
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Over the past few decades, it seems the Church has been been more and more aware of the need for the biblical principle of unity. Youthwork can often be seen …

7 ways to lead people who are older than you

Tim Gough

Tim Gough

Tim is the Director of Youth For Christ in Llandudno, the Editor of youthworkhacks.com and a freelance writer at timgough.co. He is passionate about reaching for a professional and practical approach that makes youth work really work!

Currently living with his Californian wife in the beautiful surrounds of North Wales, Tim can often be found in sea front coffeeshops with his faithful MacBook, hammering away at one of his many ongoing projects.
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“Who on earth does this kid think he is?” This, I am sure, was the overall impression I left on people during my first year as a full-time minister. Fresh …

Goals; 4 steps to community transformation

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
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“Goals” can be a dirty word in Christian ministry. There are many who would argue that they can bring a negative attitude to pastoral work, focussing to much on figures …

How to lead… change resistors

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
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The whole point of leadership is about change. It is a leader’s role to bring about a new reality, to help people navigate to new territory and instigate a new …