Orange Tour 2014: Registration now open!

Orange Tour 2014: Registration now open!

  Orange Tour is a great way to get every leader on the same page. Our speakers will share their insight and experience into the challenges that church leaders face every week. A few of the speakers on this year’s tour will include Jon Acuff, Reggie Joiner, Sue Miller, Kristen Ivy, Carey Nieuwhof, Jim Wideman, Amy Fenton Lee, Brooklyn Lindsey, Joseph Sojourner, Kevin Ragsdale, Ben Crawshaw, Kenny Conley, Adam Duckworth, Kendra Fleming, Terry Scalzitti, Tom Shefchunas and more. Not all... Read More
Making Parents Volunteer?, Part 3

Making Parents Volunteer?, Part 3

In part 1 of this blog series, we asked the question “Why can’t I make parents in my ministry volunteer?” I gave my reasons for not running you ministry that way in part 2. Today, I want to talk about a different way to think about volunteer recruitment in your ministry.   We need to give the children in our ministries what they deserve! I don’t know about you, but I want the very best for the kids in my care. If you are a mom, like me, you want the absolute best for... Read More
Making Parents Volunteer?, Part 2

Making Parents Volunteer?, Part 2

As discussed in part 1 of this blog series, I’m often asked by ministry leaders why they can’t just make parents in their ministry volunteer. I want to give you a few of my reasons why I would not want my three kiddos, Jadyn, Pierce and Blaze, attending a church that runs this way.   Safety – I don’t know if you have a super budget or an insider track to free background checks. But, unless you do it is very likely that you have no way to check everyone serving in your ministry... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting June 1

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting June 1

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
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