It Started at the Nursery Door

It Started at the Nursery Door

At a new Bible study, I ran into the mother of two grown boys. Her greeting began, “You would never recognize my boys now.” She added, “One of my special memories of you was the first day we came to the church. I brought my crying baby to the nursery. I was so upset. I didn’t know what to do. You calmly held out your arms for him and let me know you LOVE babies and there are special people here that will lovingly care for him. You assured me a care-giver would call me if he cried more than a... Read More
A Theatrical Worship Experience: Hillsong, Let Hope Rise

A Theatrical Worship Experience: Hillsong, Let Hope Rise

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, a new movie you won’t want to miss, opens in theaters across the U.S. and around the world this Friday, September 16. The film captures the on-stage energy and off-stage hearts of the Australia-based band Hillsong UNITED. The film captures a new motion-picture genre—the theatrical worship experience, and explores Hillsong’s humble beginnings and astonishing rise to prominence as an international church whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people... Read More
Volunteer, You Are The Awesome Secret Sauce

Volunteer, You Are The Awesome Secret Sauce

Dear Volunteer, Thank you. Thank you for being on the frontlines of ministry each week. You play a unique role to help shape the future of a child’s life. There are not enough thank-you cards to say how grateful we are. Week by week, you plant and share God’s Truth in a relational way kids can put into practice. You prepare before you arrive on Sunday. You meet kids in their world to help them talk through and embrace faith. Thank you for choosing to develop relationships with kids to have... Read More
Stuart Hall’s Strategy to Develop Students of Influence

Stuart Hall’s Strategy to Develop Students of Influence

Who do you want your students to be when they leave your ministry? How do you want your students to influence others after they graduate from middle school or from high school? When we begin with the end in mind, it informs what our strategy should be right now. It informs how we should be guiding and developing our teenagers today. When it comes to developing students that influence their own generation, we all probably have room to improve. And for many of us the area to improve is clarity.... Read More