YouLead Feature: Socials

Do you need help with communicating encouragement to your volunteers? YouLead’s popular Social materials can help you lean in and encourage your staff and volunteers easily! YouLead Social materials gives you tools to connect weekly with your volunteers. We have created messages and images that will help your volunteers learn, live, lead and laugh. Plus, these pieces will help you stay connected and cast vision! Each Social is customizable and editable and available in a Word document;... Read More
Sticky Teams Book Study, Week 3

Sticky Teams Book Study, Week 3

A few weeks ago, I was at a high school soccer game and watched the team I was cheering for get beaten. It wasn’t that they didn’t have the talent; they definitely had the skills and the know-how to put up a win. The coach was calling good plays and even the referees were making fair calls. But it’s tough to win when not everyone is on the same page—and that was an obvious problem that I could see midway through the game. The team had a forward who wouldn’t pass the ball; he hot-dogged down... Read More

Evaluating Yourself for Growth as a Leader

Every children’s minister wants their ministry to grow. I believe God wants your ministry to grow as well. In order for our ministries to children to grow, we must be willing to grow in our leadership abilities. Individual growth always comes before corporate growth. The number one key to growth as a leader is evaluation. Change will never take place without constant evaluation. If you don’t identify ways that you can grow as a leader you’ll never reach your next level. Let’s look at some... Read More
Focus on Orange 2013

Focus on Orange 2013

By now, you have probably heard via emails, Twitter and maybe even a few pieces of mail about The Orange Conference 2013. So, you may be wondering, “Why should someone who works in college ministry come to Orange?” After all, most people think of family ministry—preschool, children’s and student ministries—when they think Orange. For many student ministries, the “end in mind” is graduation. However, the reality is that the “end” is not graduation. That’s not the finish line. The finish line is... Read More
Confessions of a Ministry Conference Jumper

Confessions of a Ministry Conference Jumper

by Abbey Carr Okay, I’ll admit it. I am a recovering ministry conference jumper, or, as I like to call it, a MCJ. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s the truth. There are a lot of us out there in church world. For years, as an MCJ, I refused to attend the same ministry conference twice. I thought I had learned all that I possibly could that one year at “Fill in the Blank” Conference. I’d been there. Done that. Gotten the T-shirt (and the lanyard, the cool journal to take notes in, the... Read More