Using XP3 in an Urban Environment, Part 3: Parent CUEs

Using XP3 in an Urban Environment, Part 3: Parent CUEs

by Leneita Fix and Jeffrey Wallace Like many, I used to have the attitude that only “some” of my parents would ever truly be drawn into what we were doing. Then I realized something vital: If I wanted to partner with parents then I had to act like an actual partner. In other words just handing out information only reached parents on one level. I was really saying, “Can you partner with me in what I WANT you to do.” Then I was frustrated when they weren’t caring in a way I thought they should... Read More
One of the Best Things We Do

One of the Best Things We Do

When I was at North Point Community Church overseeing MarriedLife Live (a quarterly event for married couples), we had many leaders from other churches come and observe. They wanted to see if they could create a similar environment at their churches. While church leaders loved the nights—the interaction, the games, the videos, and the message—they often felt overwhelmed. They would even say to me afterwards, “I loved tonight, but there is no way we could pull something like this off.” Then... Read More
Five Simple yet Profound Lessons from Amazon and Jeff Bezos

Five Simple yet Profound Lessons from Amazon and Jeff Bezos

by Thom Rainer Millions of people watched the 60 Minutes television report on Amazon and the interview with its leader, Jeff Bezos. Most of the attention turned to the unveiling of small drones that could be used in the future to deliver packages. In fact, Bezos hopes packages will be delivered by drones within 30 minutes from order. That possibility generated its own level of conversation and debate. You can see the entire 60 Minutes segment here (It’s about 15 minutes long). Unfortunately,... Read More
A New Volunteer Conference!

A New Volunteer Conference!

by Amy Fenton Have you ever been to an amazing kid’s ministry conference and come home so inspired, passionate, and ready to share the highs you experienced, only to find that the passion and inspiration doesn’t always translate so well to your volunteers? Did you ever think, “I wish they could all experience what I just experienced?” We have come up with a solution! Sue Miller, Kenny Conley, Adam Duckworth, Cass Brannan, and I have created a Saturday morning volunteer experience to do just... Read More
New Materials Added to Stuff Leaders Want!

New Materials Added to Stuff Leaders Want!

In an effort to provide you with resources to help you do ministry better, we want to let you know what’s NEW! Stuff For This Week We are constantly writing, recording and researching to provide you with new resources every week. Each week, we will upload stuff for you, stuff for your volunteers and stuff for the parents in your church.   For You For Your Volunteers For Your Parents Week 9 “Aligning Your Children and Youth Departments” by Jim Wideman Social Plan: Community Outreach “Your... Read More