6 Tips for Organizing and Storing Supplies

6 Tips for Organizing and Storing Supplies

“We have stuff EVERYWHERE!” “I know I bought a multi-pack of masking tape rolls last week … now where ARE they?” After opening a door and everything falls out: “Maybe we should organize this closet …” If any of that sounds familiar, then this post is for you! We know you have 14,683 things to do each week and organizing the supply closet is on the list, but keeps getting bumped for more immediate tasks. But we did some thinking, visited with one of our awesome partner churches, and came up... Read More
Engaging Through Transitions

Engaging Through Transitions

Our friend, Gina McClain, shared some ideas about how small group leaders can help kids move from elementary ministry to student ministry on the Lead Small blog. You’re a small group leader leading the oldest kids in your ministry. Whether it’s 5th or 6th grade, your few are headed toward a transition when the new school year begins. And you have the chance to help them. As an SGL, we challenge you to embrace the value Move Them Out. Why? Because transitions are a reality of life. And now is a... Read More
Christmas Gifts for Your Volunteers, plus free Gift Tag Printable

Christmas Gifts for Your Volunteers, plus free Gift Tag Printable

Happy Holidays!!   Too soon?? No way! In a few days, here in the states, we’ll be giving thanks while stuffing our faces with turkey and Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Four short weeks after that….it’s Christmas Eve! It happens every year and every year it seems to sneak up on us all.   As we enter this season of joy, hope, goodness, and let’s be honest, maybe a little stress, we want to give you some ideas to bring a little Christmas cheer to the volunteers in your ministry. A wise philosopher once... Read More
10 Perks of Being a Small Group Leader

10 Perks of Being a Small Group Leader

by Elle Campbell If you’ve been a small group leader for more than five seconds, you know that, sometimes, leading a small group of kids or teenagers can be… well, a challenge. You signed up to be a small group leader, but some days it feels like your title should actually be something like… Wrangler Chaos Manager Professional “Shhhh”-er Snack Dispenser Crisis Counselor Full-Time Group Text Responder Yeah. Being an SGL can be crazy sometimes. But you know what? We’re pretty sure it’s still the... Read More
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