How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

There are so many great conferences out there. Sometimes just picking what to attend can be a monumental task. If budgets and time were no object, we could attend them all, but sadly that just isn’t a reality for most of us. A great conference can be instrumental in helping us develop a vision and direction for where we want to go. Conferences open us up to concepts and strategies we might have never thought about or considered on our own. Conferences expose us to what others are doing in... Read More
How to Chart a New Course in Your Ministry

How to Chart a New Course in Your Ministry

Are you looking to change something? Maybe you want to change curriculum, change your programming, launch a new strategy, or stop doing something your ministry has done for a long time. Whatever course you want to chart, you can probably count on it not being easy. It’s hard to be a leader without leading change. In fact, without change, manager or maintainer might be a better descriptor of our job. A big reason we are leaders is because we want to see change. Status quo is not okay with us.... Read More
6 Ideas for Hosting Effective Easter Services

6 Ideas for Hosting Effective Easter Services

It is no secret that Easter and Christmas are two of the most attended church holidays in the country. Because Easter always happens on a Sunday, that means full swing family ministry is in effect. It is so important that we are ready for the huge influx of families on this day, and that we put our best foot forward. When families visit your church on Easter, it is one of your greatest opportunities to show them that coming to your church every week is something they will definitely want to... Read More
How to Connect Schools, Community and Parents

How to Connect Schools, Community and Parents

“I wish there was an Orange for schools.” Sometimes I get distracted in meetings. About five years ago, on one particular day, I was very distracted. I was sitting in a meeting about helping children and students in our community learn values like responsibility, honor, respect, and hope, and I just couldn’t get that thought out of my head. After the meeting, I decided to find out if such a thing existed, and if so, how could it be used to help our schools and community? To my relief, there... Read More
5 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Following You Through Change

5 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Following You Through Change

If you look behind you, and no one is there, then you aren’t really leading anything at all. Change is one of the greatest things we as leaders must navigate. Things that stay the same will inevitably become stale and outdated. As a leader, we must always be pointing our teams toward the next thing. That means transition. Leaders fail almost every day when it comes to navigating change. The reason why they fail is simple: they didn’t do a good job rallying the individuals on the team. How does... Read More