Have you ever struggled with getting students involved in your ministry? I have. I think many of us who work with students have been frustrated, hurt, and confused by the lack of engagement in our ministries at one time or another. We put our heart and soul into planning, promoting, and putting on programs and … Continue reading 2 Ways to Get More Students Involved in Your Ministry
The big event you've been working on has just wrapped up. You and your team have spent months planning out every detail. You worked tirelessly to make sure everything was as excellent as possible. You successfully troubleshot every problem throughout the night. The lights are turned off, everyone's left, you've locked up, and you're heading home to … Continue reading 3 Crucial Actions to Take After Your Next Event
There's a lot of conversation in the church today about partnering with parents. It's a big deal to me both as a pastor and as a parent. But sometimes it can be a struggle to know exactly how to go about partnering with parents. Here are three practical ways your church and ministry can begin … Continue reading 3 Ways to Partner With Parents
When I was in college one of my professors had a local youth pastor come to our class to share some of his experiences and insights in ministry. I don't remember a lot of what he said, but I'll never forget what he shared at the beginning of his talk: "If you can do … Continue reading 6 Ways to Stay Refreshed in Ministry
https://youtu.be/auu8SLDIVMM Everyone gets discouraged from time to time. How we deal with it will determine our long-term health and success. In this video Author and Pastor Ray Johnston shares a few tips to help us bounce back when we're feeling discouraged.
One of the things I love to do is create resources that help people grow in their relationship with God. Below are some FREE resources I've created to help churches guide students and adults in the process of baptism. Feel free to download these materials, change them, and use them in your setting. 1. Baptism … Continue reading 4 Free Resources to Help Your Church with Baptisms
In the church, whether you teach toddlers, teenagers, or adults the goal is the same: life change. It's not enough that people know the Scriptures, but that they are changed by them. Life change happens when we, as communicators, allow the Holy Spirit to present God's Word through us so it inspires and equips those listening to … Continue reading 7 Steps to Teaching for Life Change
A couple of months ago my team and I were getting ready to host a training event for our volunteers. We had been putting the word out for some time but weren't getting many RSVPs. Normally this wouldn't bother me so much. Most people are pretty last minute with their plans or get so busy with … Continue reading 1 Easy Way to Increase Attendance at Your Volunteer Meetings
https://vimeo.com/163084205 Here's an updated training video I did for our volunteers on how to lead a child to Christ. Might be worth passing on to your team. Click here if you can't see the video in your viewer.
https://vimeo.com/156907553 Here's a podcast I did for our volunteers on what to remember before posting something online. Click here if the video doesn't show in your viewer.