Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 21, 2019

Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day: Imagine if you’d been one of the disciples. You’d followed Jesus. You’d watched him heal countless hurting people. You’d seen him feed thousands of people with one boy’s... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 14, 2019

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 14, 2019

Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day: When Jesus entered Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, the people recognized how special he was with shouts of “Hosanna!” They knew Jesus was worthy of praise! They honored Him... Read More
Setting the Stage – Hop To It (May 2019)

Setting the Stage – Hop To It (May 2019)

What would you do if you were assigned a huge building project to manage? Or told to step into the leadership role for an entire nation where every person would depend on you to make the right decisions? How about helping someone else accomplish a big job where you’re not going to get much recognition? Or, do the one thing you would be most afraid of doing, while everyone you know watches? All of these are pretty big things and would intimidate most of us. However, God can help us do really... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 7, 2019

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 7, 2019

Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day: Feet. They’re stinky. And dirty. And also there’s toe jam. GROSS. When you think about how dirty your feet could get, multiply that by twenty. Because back in Jesus’ day,... Read More
June 2019 Editor’s Notes

June 2019 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! Have you ever played PAC-MAN? (Yes, that PAC-MAN game from the 1980s—it’s still around.) The best part of that game is eating the large power pellets. Pac-Man immediately powers up, and then you can do anything. The bad guys can’t get you! You can eat them and earn bonus points doing it! It’s awesome! Feeling like we can do anything is a pretty great feeling. We may not have power pellets lying around that we can eat to power up, but we do have another power source—a... Read More
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