Family Ministry Transition and Milestone Events at Community Christian Church

Family Ministry Transition and Milestone Events at Community Christian Church

by Nick Blevins I love family ministry events designed to celebrate milestones and help with transitions. Here are the milestone and transition events we currently do at Community Christian Church. Milestone Events Parent and Child Dedication – An event for parents to dedicate their babies during our services. We hold an orientation prior to the event to get to know parents, communicate our strategy, and prepare them as best as possible. Dive In – A baptism class for children where they hear... Read More
Rethinking the Way we Communicate to Teens

Rethinking the Way we Communicate to Teens

Ever been on a plane? I’m sure most of us have. Ever get bored or not pay attention to the pre-flight instructions that the flight attendants give? Again, I’m sure most of us have. After all, if you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. Well, the good people at Virgin America decided that “boring” instructions were no longer good enough for them. So, they came up with this: The result? Over eight million people have watched it, over 400,000... Read More
Win OC14 Tix 4 Ur SGLs

Win OC14 Tix 4 Ur SGLs

Win OC14 Tix 4 Ur SGLs It’s time to reward some of the people who make your job easier each Sunday, and all the days in between—Small Group Leaders! These are the folks who dream big and lead small. They invest tireless hours in the children and teens at your church: teaching lessons, praying with them, spending weekdays at their activities, communicating with parents, and trying to figure out what’s cool. (Should I Vine or Instagram? Are we still LOLing? Are former Disney pop stars ironically... Read More
OC14 Workshops and Breakouts—Now open for registration!

OC14 Workshops and Breakouts—Now open for registration!

When you show up for OC14, you are in control of your schedule. Not the kids. Not Candy Crush. Not the oncoming Sunday. Not the traveling baseball team your son begged you to let him play on. AT OC14 YOU CAN MAKE A CHOICE. We offer over 100 workshops with content that covers every known ministry area . . . that we are aware of. AND YOU GET TO CUSTOMIZE OC14—AS YOU CHOOSE! Our workshops all fit into tracks, but you don’t have to stay in just one. Take a look at what we’ve got in store right... Read More
Recruiting is a Four-Letter Word, Part 2: Time

Recruiting is a Four-Letter Word, Part 2: Time

by Christine Kreisher Click here for Part 1 of Recruiting is a Four-Letter Word: Time. Recruiting is a four-letter word. It takes TIME. It requires getting to know people, and I don’t mean their whole life story. Just find out what they like to do or what they’ve done in the past. Take notice of their gifts and strengths. It’s amazing what you can find out over a cup of coffee. Make up your mind to ask questions and then zip it! Listen, listen, and listen some more! Ask them about the three... Read More