The Alternative to the Halloween Alternative

The Alternative to the Halloween Alternative

It’s that time of year when leaves start changing color, temperatures start to cool down, and football is in the air. It is also the season when churches have to decide what to do with Halloween. Do we host a fall festival? A Halloween alternative? A Christian “haunted” house with heaven at the end? Trunk or Treat? Do we schedule it on Halloween night, the weekend before, or the week after and tie it to a sermon series around the dangers of Harry Potter? In 2015, Halloween falls on a Saturday... Read More
Six Questions to Ask Before Stopping a Ministry Program

Six Questions to Ask Before Stopping a Ministry Program

Believe it or not, it is that time of year for evaluating what you are going to be doing this fall. Deciding things like, “what are we going to change as a ministry, and what are we going to simply stop doing?” Some things in your ministry simply need to be tweaked; others need to be done away with. How do you know the difference? I believe these six questions will help you as you go into this decision-making season. Where does this program lead? Every program you do as a ministry should lead... Read More
Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents Starting July 29

Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents Starting July 29

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 sipping Starbucks). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents Starting June 17th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents Starting June 17th

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 knitting a sweater). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents Starting June 10th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents Starting June 10th

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 knitting a sweater). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
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