FAQ’s Regarding Copyright and User Agreements

FAQ’s Regarding Copyright and User Agreements

Disclaimer: This isn’t one of those inspirational blog posts that will encourage you to go out and do amazing things in your ministry and community. The goal of this post is to respond to some of the most common questions we get about copyright issues and user agreements regarding our curriculum as well as other online media sources. Personally, I feel like the Church should be above reproach on these issues. I don’t think we get a pass to freely use media just because it’s easy or because we... Read More
Leading Small With Leaders

Leading Small With Leaders

So you’ve got a team of volunteers. They’ve signed up, been trained, they know what to do in case of a fire, they know the in’s and out’s of how a 4th-grade boy’s brain works, they’ve got their T-shirt, they’re good to go. Now what? Now you focus on keeping them. One of the best ways to keep your volunteers connected is to lead small. Wait a minute. I thought leading small is what the volunteers are supposed to be doing. That is the small group leaders’ job. You are absolutely right. It is.... Read More
Christmas Gifts for Your Volunteers, plus free Gift Tag Printable

Christmas Gifts for Your Volunteers, plus free Gift Tag Printable

Happy Holidays!!   Too soon?? No way! In a few days, here in the states, we’ll be giving thanks while stuffing our faces with turkey and Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Four short weeks after that….it’s Christmas Eve! It happens every year and every year it seems to sneak up on us all.   As we enter this season of joy, hope, goodness, and let’s be honest, maybe a little stress, we want to give you some ideas to bring a little Christmas cheer to the volunteers in your ministry. A wise... Read More
Each Parent’s Next Step

Each Parent’s Next Step

You’re an Orange leader. You want to combine the church’s influence with the parents’ influence to fuel faith in the next generation. You partner with parents…or at least that’s the goal, right?   If you’re anything like me when I was a children’s ministry director, I thought about this a lot. How do we partner with parents? How do we equip parents to have spiritual conversations at home? If you are not asking this question often, you should be.   What I want to encourage you to... Read More
Three Tips for Staying Energized in Ministry

Three Tips for Staying Energized in Ministry

What fuels you? It’s a question that everyone would probably benefit from asking on a regular basis. What are the things in your life that give you energy, that keep you motivated to accomplish all that is on your plate? Ministry is hard. (Can I get an “Amen!”??) It’s even harder when you feel like you are in a rut and doing the same ‘ole things over and over again, week after week. It’s important to find what fuels you so that you stay fresh and relevant. Fuel is going to look different for... Read More
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