A “Win” May Not Look Like You Think It Does

A “Win” May Not Look Like You Think It Does

We’ve all done it. You hear, see, or read about a great idea that another ministry is doing and you automatically default to: Is that in my budget? Will my students respond? If we are being honest, many of us have to immediately rule out some ideas because the resources aren’t realistic for our ministries. The budget is based on what comes out of pocket or what can be fully funded by the admission charged to students. When we ask, “will students respond?” what really want to know is if... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting December 4

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting December 4

These posts are designed to review the lesson, so plan for them to appear in your ministry’s social media accounts after you’ve taught the lesson in your ministry. Also, if you share social media accounts with other ministries in your organization, coordinate with them to develop a plan for when to schedule posts and how to designate the intended audience. If Pampers and Goldfish are more your speed, check out our First Look blog for the social media plan to connect parents with... Read More
Experience More Joy This Christmas with a Free Advent Calendar

Experience More Joy This Christmas with a Free Advent Calendar

We want to help your family and others experience more joy this Christmas season, one day at a time. We want to help you slow the pace, even just a little, and see potential for big joy in small moments. That’s why we created this Advent Calendar. It’s our gift to you this Christmas. The design is simple. It’s easy to print and hand out or email to the families in your church and community. Each day has a part of the Christmas story to read and an activity families can do together that focuses... Read More
A Leader’s Top Priority This Busy Holiday Season

A Leader’s Top Priority This Busy Holiday Season

A few days ago while driving home, I could feel my blood pressure rise and my heart beat quicken when I heard the radio DJ announce that there was 30 days until Christmas. My mind started rattling off all the things my wife and I still need to do/start to do: gifts, decorations, Christmas cards, travel, parties, teacher gifts, and so much more. We’re so busy right now. How can I even think of adding more onto an already very full plate? For those of us in ministry leadership roles, it’s... Read More
Orange Leader, What You Do Matters

Orange Leader, What You Do Matters

Dear Orange Leader, I see what you do each week. What might look like showing up on time and keeping those kids alive for an hour is actually much, much more! We live in a busy world. We have jobs, bills to pay, hobbies, families, groceries, laundry, and friends. We barely have time to sit down and catch our breath! AND YET! You show up each week, on time, prepared, and ready to love on kids in your tribe. The kids don’t know what you are doing each week to be able to spend that hour with... Read More