From Planning to Dreaming: A Strategy for Planning Ahead

From Planning to Dreaming: A Strategy for Planning Ahead

One of the recurring issues we hear from partners is their constant struggle to plan ahead.  As the saying goes, “Sunday is coming” and there are a lot of pieces that need to be put in place before it arrives! The life of a CM leader can easily become a repeating pattern of rush and prep to present on Sunday each week, followed by hurry and clean up as soon as the last service is over.   And the cycle continues, doing what has to be done, week to week and Sunday to Sunday. One of the fastest... Read More
Secrets of the Download Matrix

Secrets of the Download Matrix

If you are subscriber to one of our Orange curriculums (First Look, 252 Basics, XP3 Students, MarriedPeople, One Big Story), you are familiar with this image:     This magic portal opens a world of content that allows you to partner with parents and empower small group leaders to reach the next generation with creative resources, teaching scripts, parent CUEs and small group content. And if you are like most of us, you go in, download what you need and then go on to the next task on your to-do... Read More
Meet Your New Personal Assistant  . . . Weekly

Meet Your New Personal Assistant . . . Weekly

As a leader, you believe small groups are the answer to everything. Well, maybe not everything. But you believe small groups are the answer for how to disciple kids and teenagers, and that you can’t do this alone. You are a small group champion! If there were a cheerleading squad, you’d be the captain! If there were a fan club, you’d be the president!   Now what?   There are two things we know you’re trying to balance here—your small group culture AND your parent ministry culture. You’re... Read More
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