Volunteer, You Are The Awesome Secret Sauce

Volunteer, You Are The Awesome Secret Sauce

Dear Volunteer, Thank you. Thank you for being on the frontlines of ministry each week. You play a unique role to help shape the future of a child’s life. There are not enough thank-you cards to say how grateful we are. Week by week, you plant and share God’s Truth in a relational way kids can put into practice. You prepare before you arrive on Sunday. You meet kids in their world to help them talk through and embrace faith. Thank you for choosing to develop relationships with kids to have... Read More
7 Tips for a Great Orange Conference Experience

7 Tips for a Great Orange Conference Experience

We’ve put together seven attendee tips to help embrace all the best of Orange Conference 2016!   Tip 1: Heard the term walk a mile in somebody else’s shoes? Well, you may wish you had someone else’s shoes if your tootsies are crying at Orange Conference. We love cute shoes, but ask yourself …”do your cute shoes love you?” Comfy shoes makes for a happy Conference guest!   Tip 2: It goes without saying but we’re saying it anyway. We’re counting on you to be super friendly. Most... Read More
Your OS: Because Together is Better

Your OS: Because Together is Better

If we could sit down and have a coffee chat (one of our favorite things to do) we would talk of what’s happening in ministry in your church. Each church has many amazing stories of God’s faithfulness.   Sharing the ministry hills and wins is part of ministry. We would stop to celebrate what’s happening.   We’d talk of things that are a bit blurry for your ministry now. What are hills that seem like mountains? We’d talk of other ministries who had similar challenges, and are now on the... 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
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
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