How To Inspire Leaders To Show Up

How To Inspire Leaders To Show Up

If no volunteer can ever know what a parent knows about a kid, why recruit anyone to help lead kids and teenagers? You could just tell parents, “Since you know more than we can ever know, and you have more time than we will ever have, and you care more than we ever will, then this is really up to you as the parents.” WHY NOT JUST PARENTS? While parents are and should be the primary influence in their kid’s lives, research, experts, and statistics suggest kids who have other adults in their... Read More
Retain SGLs By Asking These 5 Questions

Retain SGLs By Asking These 5 Questions

For the past month, GoWeekly has focused on the importance of retaining Small Group Leaders (SGLs). We talked about the 4 Strategies for Retaining Small Group Leaders, and had Darren Kizer explain How to Retain Small Group Leaders. Now that SGL retention is on your mind, here are five discussion questions to ask yourself or discuss with your staff. We hope that these questions will help you understand some of the challenges your SGLs face and point you towards solutions you can take to retain... Read More
Orange Resources In A Portable Environment

Orange Resources In A Portable Environment

There are so many things I enjoy about church in a mobile space—the grassroots vibe, the feeling of accomplishment that comes with each Sunday, and the sense that it really takes every person doing their part to make it happen. Some of my most precious church memories come from seasons of meeting in borrowed space. The weekly rhythm for Church of the City has always included early Sundays loading in and setting up in rented space and long afternoons tearing down and packing up into a... Read More
5 Small Group Leader Appreciation Ideas for this Fall

5 Small Group Leader Appreciation Ideas for this Fall

The content of this post has been generously provided by the amazing people at GoWeekly.com. If you enjoy the SGL appreciation ideas below, be sure to check out GoWeekly.com. They have lots of videos, PDFs, and other downloadable resources to equip you, your parents, and your small group leaders! A new school year means new opportunities to show your small group leaders how much you love them! Here are a few ideas to get you started: 1) Set a birthday reminder. At the beginning of the school... Read More
Urban Family Strategy: Starting Up and Shifting Perspective

Urban Family Strategy: Starting Up and Shifting Perspective

By Jeremy Martin There are just not a lot of kids and families in the “footprint,” the 16-block radius of the burgeoning downtown Las Vegas revitalization. It’s not a huge surprise. Initially the tech boom brought in a bunch of young, single entrepreneurs living their passion, not thinking about kids. Family is just something not emphasized here. And we knew that coming in. One thing our team observed early on is the lack of importance placed on marriage, kids, and family within this... Read More