How To Cultivate A Culture Of Service In Your Ministry

How To Cultivate A Culture Of Service In Your Ministry

by Nate Reeves Calendars. I love many things in life; fall weather, coffee, watching The Office through nine times and counting on Netflix, but a calendar is not one of these loves. Here is a big reason why, particularly as a youth pastor: it shows me how little time that we (the church) have with a student. A student that plays just one sport these days is now year-round. Participating in just one thing at school means practice, camp weeks, car washes/fundraisers, not to mention the actual... Read More
Your Church’s Check-In Solution

Your Church’s Check-In Solution

Planning Center loves churches. In fact, two thirds of our team have worked on staff at churches. We know what it’s like to be in the trenches, struggling with the complex problems a church faces. Sometimes, adding a complicated management system on top of the mess just makes everything more confusing. Our incredibly talented design and development teams, guided by their church experience and powered by their love for churches, have created a solution to some of the biggest pain points in... Read More
The New Frontier of Family Ministry

The New Frontier of Family Ministry

In Choluteca, Honduras, there is a bridge that has become famous for leading nowhere. (See picture at right.) The bridge wasn’t designed that way, at one time it was highly functional. Today, the roads that once led to it are gone and the river is no longer below it. In late October 1998, Hurricane Mitch made landfall in Honduras with winds exceeding 120 mph and high amounts of rain. The heaviest rain was in Choluteca where the excess water overflowed rivers and caused mudslides that swept... Read More
Camp KidJam Opens for Registration October 22!

Camp KidJam Opens for Registration October 22!

Camp KidJam is an innovative concept in children’s camp designed not only for kids, but for their leaders. As a component of the Orange Strategy, Camp KidJam is designed around the principles of 252 Basics, which teach children to grow in wisdom, faith and friendship. Camp KidJam is designed to provide a fun experience for kids, as well as offer unique workshops to develop adult leaders and also elevate the significance of Small Groups for children. Jam Sessions In our Jam Sessions, we’re... Read More
Responding When Tragedy Strikes

Responding When Tragedy Strikes

As leaders, we make lots of decisions. While some are truly difficult and have the potential to impact our overall direction, many decisions could possibly be made by two, three or four other highly qualified people in your organization. As a mentor once told me, my challenge as a leader is to know which decisions only I should be making. That seemingly simple statement has stuck in my head for years. Each day as I lead my team and our church, I hear that question rolling around in my head... Read More