The Postcard Challenge

The Postcard Challenge

At the beginning of the year, during one of our Sunday morning huddles, I offered every small group leader a simple challenge. I asked each of them to take a couple minutes after all of their kids had left, and get into the habit of writing a postcard to one kid in their small group. Just one. Not all of them. Not three. Just one. Our church staff has known for some time that the average family attends church once every four to six weeks. That may shellshock those of you who attend regularly,... Read More
Are You Becoming the Leader Your Team Needs?

Are You Becoming the Leader Your Team Needs?

For many of us in ministry, summer is a welcome break, a time to take a breath, shore up standards, and try new things. Programming is a little less rigid, and that’s a good thing because volunteers tend to be sparse this time of year. Summer is also a great time to evaluate your current leadership development model and see where your ministry is coming up short. If you want fall to be a strategic season of growth, you’re going to need a plan to RAISE up additional leaders to help you manage... Read More
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
Orange Tour is the Training Event Your Ministry Team Needs

Orange Tour is the Training Event Your Ministry Team Needs

The Orange Conference is a special kind of training event. It crams together thousands of ministers for children, family and students with amazing speakers, tons of fun and great insights into three amazing days. It is an awesome experience that everyone should be able to enjoy and experience at some point. Unfortunately, as great as the three-day conference is, not everyone can attend—whether that is due to timing, affordability or something else entirely. That is why Orange started taking... Read More
Sparking Creativity: Keeping the Fresh Ideas Coming 

Sparking Creativity: Keeping the Fresh Ideas Coming 

Ideas are everywhere. Like the space around us, ideas and creativity are always within our grasp. Sometimes it takes a little inspiration to make us aware of the ideas and creativity right in front of us. I hope this article becomes that inspiration.  I stare at her and think to myself, “Where does she come up with all of those thoughts? How can she sit there, time and time again, and create these elaborate, complex, exciting worlds with two dolls?” But then I think back and remember how free... Read More