The Importance of Combining Creativity and Innovation into Your ministry environments

The Importance of Combining Creativity and Innovation into Your ministry environments

In a world driven by creativity and innovation, many companies and churches today often struggle to find a way to create a concept and bring that concept to fruition. This has led to many churches and departments being incapable of reaching its full potential due to a lack of structure and vision. Here at Little Mountain, we will explain the importance of how to incorporate not only a creative concept, but how to innovate that concept into your church to bring the idea to life. CREATIVITY As a... Read More
Keep the Fun in Youth Ministry by Keeping Kids Safe

Keep the Fun in Youth Ministry by Keeping Kids Safe

by Brotherhood Mutual Staff Writers As the days get longer and temperatures begin to rise, youth activities across the country are beginning to move outside. Kickball, bonfires, and summer retreats are in store. Is your ministry prepared? Whether your youth programming will continue as-is or shift to a more recreational form of fellowship throughout the warmer months, springtime is always a good time to transition to a more active, outdoor-oriented approach to community. It’s also an ideal... Read More
More Than Java: Coffee That Matters

More Than Java: Coffee That Matters

by MB Mooney The Guatemalan village appears from the jungle as the bus rounds a tight corner in the road. The bus rocks back and forth on old shocks and then grinds to a halt in a cloud of dust. Mason follows the shuffling crowd off the bus and onto the road in front of the big church building. To his left, the mountain rises above them, and glancing right, the forest grows thick and dark. The heat lays on him like a blanket, sweat dripping off of him. Kids run everywhere; kids from the... Read More
Mobilizing Your Volunteer Team for Influence 

Mobilizing Your Volunteer Team for Influence 

If you are employed by a church to lead a church ministry, I want to change your job description. No matter the ministry you were hired to lead, your job isn’t what you think it is. Your volunteers are your job. Their job is your ministry. You’re not called to build ministries. You’re called to build disciples. Until you embrace this paradigm shift, your church’s culture of volunteerism will never reach its potential. If you have volunteers who are eager to go beyond the status quo, it will... Read More
3 Social Media Pain Points for Churches

3 Social Media Pain Points for Churches

Social media is a wonderful tool when used correctly, but it certainly has its challenges, especially in the context of a church. But it’s not a space we can afford to ignore—social media is a must today. That doesn’t mean that it’s not frustrating at times, though! There are a few pain points that cause the most stress . . . but fear not! There are ways to fix them or work around them.  Lack of resources. Something I hear—and feel—often is the lack of resources when it comes... Read More