Delegating To The Natural Leaders Around You

Delegating To The Natural Leaders Around You

by Leslie Galema  If you are like me, it can be hard to ask for help. I don’t like to appear weak and incapable, so my theory used to be, if I do everything then nobody will see what I mess up! Five years ago, I was leading a growing kids ministry at a church plant, raising three small children and trying to finish up some college classes when I recruited myself to repaint all of our kid’s classrooms. I was at the church late one night with my children. One was coloring, one was... Read More
Why You Should Consider A Social Media Policy For Your Team

Why You Should Consider A Social Media Policy For Your Team

Tell me if you have heard this scenario before. A celebrity or athlete has too much to drink one night or gets upset about a situation and goes off on social media only then to delete the post later. Have you ever seen or heard about this? What happens when they delete it? Is it gone? No, because by the time that person deletes it, someone else has already grabbed a screenshot of it and reposted it all over social media . . . and it begins to trend. Ultimately, the celebrity or athlete has to... Read More
Building A Network For Building Each Other

Building A Network For Building Each Other

by Amy Fenton A few years ago my friend, Kenny Conley, came to Nashville for a visit. He was bringing a volunteer conference to town and he wanted to network with local kids’ pastors to cast vision. The day we met over lunch, he told us about his network in Austin and the connections he had with other local leaders. Here in Nashville we were connected. Many of us from various churches and denominations are friends. We even have lunches on occasion that are hosted by various groups. But,... Read More
Unlocking Your Church’s Potential To Serve Your Community

Unlocking Your Church’s Potential To Serve Your Community

by Jeremy Holbrook Core Essentials has evolved from an “experiment” in our community to an “essential” in our community. Two school years ago, I shadowed another church who led Core Essentials and was extremely impressed at the level of connection their ministry leaders had established with the school, the school leaders, and the community. From that point on, our ministry realized that making an impact in the community was essential and that our influence as Christ Followers was needed. We... Read More
Orange Tour Begins In One Month

Orange Tour Begins In One Month

It’s hard to believe, but in just one month, we’ll be hosting our first Orange Tour 2015 event! We’re excited to continue the “It’s Just a Phase” conversation with you, and expand on some of the things we introduced at Orange Conference. Every PHASE of a kid’s life has distinctive opportunities we can leverage to influence a kid’s future. And what you do every week has the potential to give every kid a better future. When churches become intentional about understanding and leveraging what’s... Read More