Wisdom CAKE

Wisdom CAKE

Oh my! Can you believe that it is August? It was just yesterday that we were planning VBS, camps, juggling summer schedules and praying for God to send us ALL the THINGS! Amen? For some us we have already started school and for others it’s quickly approaching!  Our Life App for the month of August is Wisdom: finding out what you should do and doing it. Wisdom takes time and intentional effort doesn’t it?The Orange Strategy is designed to help you do just that!  Here are some insights to... Read More
August 2018 Volunteer Gift Printable

August 2018 Volunteer Gift Printable

Volunteers—we can’t do ministry without them. They sing. They dance. They tell stories. They lead games. They have deep discussions. They act silly to keep children engaged. Volunteers are everything. That’s why we gave you a fun printable with the August 2018 Curriculum Download that can be used to encourage your volunteers and say thank you. You can make the gift you give as simple as a few pieces of candy. Or, if budget allows, give your volunteers a gift card for a special... Read More
Easter 2018: Postcard Printable

Easter 2018: Postcard Printable

Easter is coming. And, it’s coming fast. I feel like we just celebrated Christmas, and here’s Easter!! I’m sure you’ve already made lists to make sure there are enough people and supplies for Easter Sunday. But, have you thought about the Monday after?  Well, most of you will be off that Monday (I hope). So, let’s talk about the Tuesday after Easter. What are you going to do on that Tuesday? We hope that somewhere on Tuesday’s list is “Follow Up With Visitors.”  We all know that you’re going... Read More
Christmas 2017 Volunteer Gift Tag

Christmas 2017 Volunteer Gift Tag

Christmas is a time for giving. Don’t forget to give a treat to those who give their time to you each and every week. Your volunteers! We wanted to make loving on them as easy for you as possible. So, we created some great gift tags that you can use with cellophane bags filled with whatever you choose. Some ideas might be Christmas socks, gift cards, lip balm, hand lotion, movie tickets, or anything else you can think of. Here are a few ideas we came up with. Whatever you choose, your... Read More
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
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