All of us want to see our Children's Ministries grow. We want the number of kids we have to grow numerically each year. And we want the kids who are coming to grow spiritually. It seems like some churches do this really well and others...well, not so much. So what's the secret? What is it … Continue reading The #1 Habit of Growing Children’s Ministries
One of the best things we've done to help our volunteers is a monthly podcast. Our philosophy is to spend less time in meetings talking about ministry and more time actually doing ministry. So instead of having training meetings every month we put together a podcast which covers the content that volunteers can watch on … Continue reading How to Create a Podcast for Your Leaders
Last week Brent Eldridge, lead pastor over at Lakewood First Baptist, met with our pastors and shared some principles from his new book, Team: Six Essentials for Building a Productive Team. Here's a few of them that caught my ear: Sacrifice is an undeniable part of ministry. Margin is essential. Jesus valued it and so should … Continue reading 17 Principles of Teams That Work
Staying on top of what kids are in to isn't easy. Things are changing quick for us adults. But in some ways they are changing even quicker for kids. If you have children who are around the same age as the kids you minister to, this isn't as hard. But if your kids are much … Continue reading How To Stay On Top of Kid Culture
Came across this great infographic about how much time we spend online. The survey data focuses on teenagers, but I think most of us adults feel this way, too. What are some healthy boundaries you set around how much time you spend online?