Category Archives: Children’s Ministry

Navigating Negativity: Avoiding a Toxic Climate

I remember one night I had six kids show up for junior high youth group.  That’s right, SIX KIDS. Normally, we’d have around 25-30, so six was pretty shocking. A few of my leaders were making negative comments about where all the kids were. Instead of dwelling on who wasn’t there, I decided this was...
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What You Measure Matters

In life and ministry, measurements matter. We measure things that are important to us, and when we don’t things can get out of hand quickly. Think about it, most of us measure our bank accounts and weight pretty regularly. Stop doing that for a little while and...
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Three Must Haves For a Growing Ministry Team

Two years ago my family and I picked up and moved to a new city and a new church. It's been a crazy good couple of years for us, and we've loved every second of it! However, the transition didn't come without it's challenges. Over the past...
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Four Ways a Growing Ministry Can Kill Itself

Most of us have seen hot youth ministries or churches suddenly crash. Why does that happen?

Business guru Verne Harnish has researched the same phenomenon in the business world. He noticed that rapidly rising companies often kill themselves at the same time they are growing like crazy. In fact, it’s because they...

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