5 Things You Need to Lead a Youth Ministry Virtually
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5 Things You Need to Lead
a Youth Ministry Virtually

Just a note: this is not a blog about the Enneagram. But, this opening analogy is helpful.  If you’ve heard or studied anything about the Enneagram, you already know the way you learn your type is to identify your core motivation. I use this analogy often when talking about Ministry Architects because if Ministry Architects,…

Three Keys to a Fantastic “Family Ministry Fall”
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Three Keys to a Fantastic “Family Ministry Fall”

Fall is always an exciting time in church world. People are coming off summer vacations, rest, and a different pace of life. They are typically ready to re-engage with church on some level. Kids move up into their new Sunday school class or small group. Then, youth group cranks back up with some kind of…

3 Questions To Ask Before Planning Your Next Youth Ministry Event In 2022
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3 Questions To Ask Before Planning Your Next Youth Ministry Event In 2022

More than ever, pressure is being put on ministry leaders to “bring people back” to church. As I’ve spent time with youth ministry leaders over the past year, I’ve noticed that the idea of large-scale youth ministry events being the fix-all solution has seen a resurgence amongst churches of various denominational backgrounds and sizes.  The…

Family Ministry Matters!
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Family Ministry Matters!

If I’m honest, I’m a little sad at the state of where our teens and young adults are today. It seems to be increasingly difficult for our kids to grow up and become mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually healthy. It’s getting harder and harder for them to embrace the grace that God offers and truly…

Using the Timing of Operational Cycles to Make Your Ministry Work
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Using the Timing of Operational Cycles to Make Your Ministry Work

Introduction I was going through a box of some old things that I inherited from my dad not too long ago, and I came across a real treasure. There amongst things that he had obviously cherished was his grandfather’s pocket watch. My great-grandfather had been a Methodist preacher of days gone by, retiring from ministry…