8 Essentials for an Awesome Kids Ministry Fall Kick-Off
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8 Essentials for an Awesome Kids Ministry Fall Kick-Off

Yippee! It’s the end of the school year! For many parents and children, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. Time to prepare to enjoy shorts, swimsuits, and sand. For the children’s minister, though, summer means a busier schedule. Playgrounds and popsicles, VBS, and the dreaded volunteer recruiting for the fall. So, here’s a…

COMMUNICATION: Let Your Constituencies Build Your Plan
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COMMUNICATION: Let Your Constituencies Build Your Plan

We didn’t just start asking this question last week. It has always been a big question – “How do we get the word out about what’s going on?” It has never mattered in what age human beings have lived. It has always been a big question. It didn’t matter if you communicated by smoke signal…

Five Ways to Create Workplace Harmony
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Five Ways to Create Workplace Harmony

Many of us work with people very different from us. Our supervisor might have very different expectations of how ministry should look. They may also have different life experiences they bring to table, giving them a different approach to how they relate with people. This affects how you do ministry together and can very quickly…

BIG TRENDS: The Millennials Have Left the Building; Enter the iGeneration!
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BIG TRENDS: The Millennials Have Left the Building; Enter the iGeneration!

Introduction On March 1, 2018 Michael Dimock, President of the Pew Research Center, shared in an article called “Defining Generations: Where Millennials End and Post-millennials Begin” that the Pew Center would use the year 1996 as the last year of the Millennial Generation. And while there is some disagreement amongst experts in the fields of…

3 Keys to Reaching Students With Social Media
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3 Keys to Reaching Students With Social Media

It’s 2018, and social media is here to stay. Students are using it, and if we want to reach them so should we! Whether or not we personally like social media or not, we can’t afford to ignore it. Unfortunately, too many youth workers are either not using social media or aren’t using it well….

Three Must Haves For a Growing Ministry Team
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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 couple of years, I have discovered three must haves…

Seven Tips for Connecting with Families Using Social Media
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Seven Tips for Connecting with Families Using Social Media

There may not be much that our society agrees on these days, but I think we can agree on this one thing: social media is an essential tool for connecting families to our ministries.  No matter which platform you choose to use, social media helps keep families in the know in a timely manner, in…