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
The Strengths Zone

The Strengths Zone

Ever ask a kid what it is they really enjoy doing, or what they think they are great at? It’s fun. It doesn’t take long for them to give a response. Why? They know! Kids light up when asked what they enjoy doing. And now businesses are taking a cue from this simple question with regards to their work force.   Businesses are learning that there is something to the “enjoyment” factor (doing what I’m good at) in the workplace. Companies are reorganizing to reflect a more strengths-based... Read More
Leading From Your Strength

Leading From Your Strength

Ever identify with that infamous circus act of spinning plates? If you’re a ministry leader I’m sure you can relate to this visual. If there is a Guinness record for ministry plate spinning, I may have been in the running for holding the record. Ever notice how Sundays come around at warp speed for a ministry leader no matter what the size of the ministry? Sometime you can’t help focusing on keeping the plates spinning so ministry happens.   We all feel the weight of leading at times... Read More
Three Es to Keep Your Team Motivated

Three Es to Keep Your Team Motivated

The Bible has lots to say about our faith with being equated to a race. It says we must run it. We’re told to run to win and forget what is behind us. Go for the prize! Paul speaks about finishing and keeping the faith at the end of his race.   As a leader, you are racing to win with your Small Group Leaders. To help keep your team stoked, let’s check out the three E words below. Keep these three words handy as you lead this season of ministry.   Encourage. Sincerity in appreciating... Read More
First Impressions

First Impressions

It’s amazing how strong a first impression can be. Stop and recall some of your best first-time experiences as a kid. Teachers, sports teams and more, all hold either really great first impressions, or negative impressions for us all. It’s true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. As we do ministry, it is so easy to get caught up in the urgency of the “now.” We can forget that sharing the love of Jesus might begin with a win at the first impression your ministry... Read More
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