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Preventative Maintenance Calendar? WHAT?!
“Okay,” you say to yourself, “something with that many syllables in it better be good.” Well, give me a few […]Read More
When A Smaller Church Is Stuck In The “Glory Days”
It’s a tough road to walk as a children’s or youth worker when the church you’re serving is dragging you […]Read More
Are You Laying Foundation Stones or Choosing Paint Colors?
Introduction Many years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to walk where Jesus walked as I visited what is often […]Read More
What Grandma Taught Me about Leadership
“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway My grandmother […]Read More
Want Stable Serving Teams? Consider Volunteer Coaches
As kidmin leaders have you experienced the dreaded Friday or Saturday text or voice mail? “Hello, so sorry but we decided […]Read More
Congregations Make Great Building Partners
It Starts with an Idea … … because someone, an individual or a group, has identified a need, or they’ve […]Read More
Celebrate the Wins
Years ago, I had the privilege of coaching basketball under a guy who knew how to turn the tables of […]Read More
Do You Have a Signature Event?
Major events… every youth ministry, every children’s ministry, every church has them. Some ministries have one or two, and some […]Read More
Multi-Level Planning and Strategy in Children’s Ministry
Years ago I landed my very first gig in Children’s Ministry, and I was in so deep over my head […]Read More
Connection Weekend for Families
One of my favorite weekends at church is Connection Weekend. Connection Weekend is when young children and adults come together […]Read More
Signage: Win or Lose a Visitor in Ten Seconds
When I retired from pastoral ministry in 2015, I decided that I would do several important things: I would remember […]Read More
Do Parents Trust You?
A few years back, we rented out one of the local schools for a mission trip we were hosting. I […]Read More
Equipping Your Volunteers
Just imagine it was you … You have just heard in casual conversation amongst youth workers in your congregation that […]Read More
Spring Into Your Fall!
It’s May and Spring has sprung! Flowers are pushing up through the earth, the snow has melted, and school is […]Read More
Creating Culture in Your Congregation
One of the true greats in youth ministry, Mike Yaconelli, wrote a book in 2002 that presented a difficult challenge […]Read More
Getting Your Team on the Same Page
So, now you have cleaned up the mess from last year, and you’ve said ‘thank you’ to your great team […]Read More
Cleaning Up At the End of the Year
Well, wasn’t that Easter Egg Hunt that your youth sponsored for the children’s ministry just a blast! I hope you […]Read More
Searching for Success
Maybe you’ve noticed, there always seems to be one child during an Easter egg hunt who, unsure of what to […]Read More