https://youtu.be/ot6IhR2SX4k Came across this video a couple of weeks ago from my friend Stacy who is the Children's Pastor over at Hillside Christian Church. It's great for recruiting new volunteers into your ministry and for reminding your current volunteers of why what they do what they do matters.
Even though Children's Ministry isn't about childcare, sometimes we do provide childcare to help support the other ministries in our church. One of the tools we're using at Rolling Hills right now to help with that is our Childcare Request Form. Every ministry who would like us to provide childcare for something they're doing fills … Continue reading Free Childcare Request Form
It's the last day of VBS. The band's finished their final song. All the games and crafts are done and the last kid just got picked up. You're left standing in the remains of a once great and proud VBS. You see some of your leaders heading out and you wish you could sneak out … Continue reading What To Do After VBS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzzr9ogygwA “An Easter Story” is a short, fun, documentary style telling of the Easter story featuring kids playing the parts of those who were there. It has it’s quirky, fun moments and serious heart string tugging moments all in three and a half minutes. A great way to celebrate that He is risen!
A few weeks ago I was out getting a gift card for someone. As I went to the cashier to pay for it I quickly sized up which line I thought would go the fastest. I almost always do this whenever I'm out running errands and it almost always blows up in my face. This time, … Continue reading How To Keep Your Volunteers From Hating To Volunteer
Recently we've revamped our guest follow-up process to include a way to get feedback from first time families through a short, anonymous online survey. Here's the email we're sending to new families to welcome them to our church and get their feedback about their time with us: Hi Parents! I wanted to send you this … Continue reading 1 Way to Get Feedback From Your Guests
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TDUTjafioI Great talk from Andy Stanley about deciding WHO you are going to be BEFORE you decide WHAT you are going to do. Worth the watch.
http://youtu.be/gmyyoYOlp0o Chances are you signed up for ministry because you wanted to be a part of something that changed people's lives for the better. But what is the secret to life change, to make a difference in someone's life? In this short video I want to share the secret of life change with you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWDfuP25ieQ Last week some good friends of mine launched a kickstarter to fund a video game about the Bible that I'm super excited to share with you and back with my own money. They've been working on it for over five years and now the first stage of it is ready to play. Check out … Continue reading Kickstarter: The Bible Video Game
Just like a plant can't live without water, soil and sunlight there are some things your ministry just can't live without. This isn't an exhaustive list but here are three things I think are the most important to the life of the ministry you lead: Prayer As a pastor I hate to admit this but sometimes … Continue reading 3 Things Your Ministry Can’t Live Without