Bryan Donihue

10 Things – Hire For Personality

Sheepdog-Iconography---Safety-Team[This is a continuing series based on an upcoming book by Bryan Donihue – 10 Things Nobody Told You About Church Safety]

Now that you’ve figured out that you have an actual ministry, have started by calling it the “right” name, and have found a great place in your church’s structure, let’s talk about WHO you are going to hire and HOW you are going to train them. Continue reading

It’s About Freedom

Sheepdog-Iconography---SoapboxAfter the Senate dropped all of the gun control bills that were scheduled this past week, most going down to a resounding defeat, the President, Vice President, and the mainstream media went on a tirade of hate and hissy fits. Predictably, some of my more liberal/progressive friends were bemoaning this defeat. Just as predictably, I did happen to get into one of those discussions. Continue reading

Throw Away That Box

Sheepdog-Iconography---SoapboxI’m going to touch on a subject here that is, on the surface, only peripherally connected to safety and to church ministry. Most of us have heard throughout our life that we should “think outside the box”. Most often, the well-intentioned person explains that most people live their lives inside a virtual “box”, created by the feelings and experiences, with walls carved out of their fears and beliefs. The motivational speaker will then explain that we must get over those walls and begin to think outside the box.  Continue reading

10 Things – Where Do You FIT?

Sheepdog-Iconography---Safety-TeamThe title of this chapter is a play on words that applies to the church where I serve – Frontline Community Church. Those who serve as greeters, ushers and parking lot welcome team are part of the F.I.T. Team – the First Impressions Team. This ministry is where visitors and members alike get their first impression of the church every Sunday morning. Until recently, the Safety Team Ministry was NOT a part of this team. Instead, it was a part of the Facilities team, and managed by the Facilities Manager.  Continue reading

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