Making a Place in Your Ministry for Children With Special Needs

Making a Place in Your Ministry for Children With Special Needs

“The King will answer and say to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it for Me.’” – Matthew 25:40 (AMP) Oftentimes when we think of this verse, our thoughts are drawn to the homeless, the helpless, the sick or the poor. We think of third-world countries, people without food or clean drinking water, and children who are growing up without opportunity. During the last five years, our... Read More
Maximizing Family Time During the Holidays

Maximizing Family Time During the Holidays

The hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season doesn’t just pertain to shopping. Ministry work seems to get kicked up a notch between October and February. We have Fall Festivals, Hallelujah Nights, Trunk or Treats, Thanksgiving events, Christmas services, New Year’s services, and new families coming to jump-start their faith journeys this year. With all of these moments that are scrunched together by calendars, how we can make sure to protect our family time? Establish your family time early in... Read More
4 Key Elements to a Great Volunteer Celebration

4 Key Elements to a Great Volunteer Celebration

It’s a wonderful time of the year to celebrate your volunteers! I love Christmas. I love the lights, the tree, the gifts and most of all the time with friends and family celebrating the beautiful gift of Jesus. This is the perfect opportunity to take a moment to say a big “thank you” to the volunteers that serve so faithfully in your ministry. For many, Christmas is the half-way point. Some signed up at the beginning of the school year, (maybe thinking they wouldn’t make it this far). Other... Read More
Partnering With Local Schools This Holiday Season

Partnering With Local Schools This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here! Radiant red, forest green, sparkling white and a host of other colorful decorations are everywhere. Our festive cities have wrapped the once bare light poles with fresh garland and artificial snowflakes. Lively shopping centers have placed a massive tree where there once was a stunning fountain. And as we cruise through our neighborhoods, we see that some of our celebratory neighbors have added a little Christmas flair to their houses. The blissful holidays are upon... Read More
How to Activate and Motivate Ministry Volunteers This Season

How to Activate and Motivate Ministry Volunteers This Season

(Cue the music) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Everywhere you go. Take a look at the 8 and 10 Vacancies once again. With not enough help and too many kids, oh no! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  And volunteers, you need more. ’Cause the scariest sight to see are the rosters that will be Empty and forlorn. It’s Christmas, and you need more. More time, more supplies, more space and more ministry volunteers. As exciting and rewarding as Christmas is, for those of us in... Read More
How to Coordinate a Community Service Day for Your Ministry Team

How to Coordinate a Community Service Day for Your Ministry Team

Love sacrificially serves. And if you are reading this, you most likely agree. Jesus essentially delivers that statement to the disciples, but they have no idea what they are in for. “Here is my command. Love each other, just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than the one who gives his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command,” (John 15:12-14, NIRV). Thousands of years later, we have the honor, privilege and choice to serve through sacrifice as well. In most... Read More