5 Tips For Leading The Church Toward Family Ministry

5 Tips For Leading The Church Toward Family Ministry

by Rebekah Bullard It’s finally happened! You landed the job you have always dreamt of. Or maybe . . . the newfound calling for ministry has taken you by surprise. Either way, you are set and ready to build an excellent family ministry—which will make a meaningful impact in the lives of kids. Surely, everyone else is just as excited as you, right? Eight years ago, I left the classroom to join the church staff as a ministry leader. It came to my naïve surprise that there would be unforeseen... Read More
The Most Effective Way To Lead Your Team

The Most Effective Way To Lead Your Team

by Dan Scott As I scroll through the pictures on my phone, I see a few types of pictures. Food and landscapes from my recent travels. The obvious selfies to prove I was actually there. Posed snapshots of my family in various locations. And bits of life captured in candid images. Out of all of them, I think the candids are my favorite. The annual family photos are great and all, but when you really think about it, I wonder if it’s an accurate picture of my family. We never coordinate our... Read More
#BeyondSunday: Leveraging Social Media To Connect With Adults And Why It’s Important

#BeyondSunday: Leveraging Social Media To Connect With Adults And Why It’s Important

You did it. You survived another Sunday. For those of you who lead a ministry, your tendency is to probably focus on Sunday, right? Of course it is, and why wouldn’t you? That’s where you have the opportunity to connect with families. You have a chance to help kids connect with a small group leader who will not only teach them God’s truths but help them apply these truth’s to their lives. Sunday is the big show and come Monday morning, the clock starts all over again as you prepare to recruit... Read More
They’re Just Playing

They’re Just Playing

“Children learn through play” is an accepted principle of child development. Or, maybe not. In our world of technology, internet access and software aimed at 2-year-olds, structured sport leagues for preschoolers and LOTS of screen time, do we still believe this to be undeniably true? My first and still favorite textbook as an early childhood education major is titled When I Do, I Learn. The title is based on a saying from Confucius – “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I... Read More