What To Do When They’re New

What To Do When They’re New

There’s just something about the holidays and a New Year that make families rethink church. Maybe it’s Jesus’ birthday and the constant reminder of the reason for the season. Maybe it’s the need for a fresh start with the New Year. Whatever the reason, church attendance always goes up this time of year. New faces are going to walk through your doors. Will you be ready? That’s where we come in. It’s easy to stay in the groove, to stick with the familiar and connect with those you already know... Read More
10 Practical Ways to Partner With Parents

10 Practical Ways to Partner With Parents

“They do a great job with her but not so much with me.” This was the response of a friend of mine several years back when I asked how he and his family were doing at their church. He went on to explain that he loved what his church was doing with his kids on Sunday but he felt he needed more as a parent. Our conversation got me wondering if other parents felt the same way. Specifically, do the parents at my church feel this way? I decided to do a little informal survey. I asked about a hundred... Read More
Multiplying Yourself for Greater Impact

Multiplying Yourself for Greater Impact

by Autumn Ward Don’t worry, we’re not taking a stand in support of human cloning. But think about it: How much better would your ministry be if there were about five more ministry leaders, five more of you? Believe it or not, there is a way to multiply yourself. We call them coaches. Rather than the pastor/director trying to lead all the volunteers, he or she looks for leaders who are already serving and begins to develop them as coaches. Rather than continuing to lead one small... Read More
COMING SOON in Stuff Leaders Want!

COMING SOON in Stuff Leaders Want!

In an effort to provide you with resources to help you do ministry better, we wanted to let you know what’s coming soon on Stuff Leaders Want! Stuff For This Week We are constantly writing, recording and researching to provide you with new resources every week. Each week, we will upload stuff for you, stuff for your volunteers and stuff for the parents in your church.   For You For Your Volunteers For Your Parents Week 13 “How to Navigate Small Group Time with Preschoolers” by Autumn... Read More
How to Teach Preschoolers Spiritual Truth

How to Teach Preschoolers Spiritual Truth

by Autumn Ward We have the most amazing, powerful, life changing, TRUE story ever told—God’s story! Below are five ways we can begin to teach it to our preschoolers. 1. Experience the Truth Preschoolers learn best through experience and active participation. Choose activities that give them these memorable experiences. Touch David’s soft, fluffy sheep. Smell the sweet perfume as Mary pours it on Jesus’ head and feet. Hear Joshua’s horn in the battle of Jericho. Taste the Lord’s Supper as Jesus... Read More