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
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
The Art of the Meeting

The Art of the Meeting

meet·ing [ˈmēdiNG] noun—an assembly of people, especially the members of a society or committee, for discussion or entertainment I absolutely love this Google definition of the word meeting. Can you guess which two trigger words I admire? That’s right, “Discussion” and “Entertainment.” These are the two secret ingredients to thriving in your next meeting. Now, I personally don’t think that it needs to be one or the other but both! As ministry leaders, we host meetings for various reasons but... Read More
Supply Prep

Supply Prep

Something that I learned in my days  as a church planter, with a budget of $0, is that being ahead of the game is the key.  Anticipation is the name of the game. When I could work a month or two ahead, I could pour over the supply lists and the activities and know what I needed to be on the look out for. Ask for donations—If there is a supply needed like a deck of cards, newspapers, magazines, send out a request on social media. Ask people in your church if they have something they would let... Read More
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