Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting July 5

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting July 5

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
Shedding Light

Shedding Light

Our friend Gina wrote about the purpose of small group leaders on the Lead Small blog. As a SGL, you are a giver of light. When you show up predictably in the lives of your few, you create an opportunity to shed a little more light into their world. To look them in the eye, smile and invest encouraging words into them. Because you choose to Be Present by showing up predictably and mentally in the lives of your few, you position yourself to invest more light into their hearts. Your words hold... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting June 28

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting June 28

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
Common Conundrum:  Multi-Service Programming

Common Conundrum: Multi-Service Programming

I confess. I am a recovering multi service leader. Our church offered ministry to children at various service times. We offered a Saturday night ministry time, 2 Sunday services, plus a midweek service. At one time we had a different curriculum running for each service. We even decided writing our own content for some services might be a great idea. Call me crazy! I look back now and see it as a set up for disconnect and burn out of all involved.   We were in silos for sure. We ran... Read More
How You Can Partner With Local Public Schools

How You Can Partner With Local Public Schools

Our friend Elizabeth Higgins leads the Core Essential Values team, helping churches and businesses partner with schools and parents to give kids a better future. She wrote about their latest initiative on the Orange Leaders blog recently. There’s nothing quite like listening to a ministry leader who has a heart for wanting a better future for kids. Imagining a future where they . . . treat others right, make smart decisions, maximize their potential. It’s what I look forward to every single... Read More
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