What’s Trending? 2 Things You Can Do To Help Volunteers

What’s Trending? 2 Things You Can Do To Help Volunteers

It’s not rare for me to get mic dropped by my kids. One day while I was texting and scootering in my driveway with my seven-year-old. She said, “Mom, if you’re going to be a kid, THEN BE A KID!” She was calling me out. I obviously didn’t know what “being a kid” meant and felt doubly arrested for being on my phone. I sped up on the scooter and said, “There! Is that better?” She said, “That’s better but you have to learn the new tricks.” That sounded like an invitation to the ER. I didn’t want... Read More
Making One Hour Count

Making One Hour Count

I’m convinced that churches need help making what happens on the weekend matter more during the rest of the week. I’m convinced because I need help making what happens on the weekend matter more during the rest of the week! My husband and I recently planted a church. We have a children’s ministry, and hope to have a youth ministry someday. But right now, in this very moment, we aren’t able to offer a dedicated youth service or program to teenagers. It has us thinking about how we make that... Read More
4 Ways To Help A Kid Through A Crisis

4 Ways To Help A Kid Through A Crisis

Crisis is a moment that can affect many moments. It can be a loss. It can be a change. It can be a shift or an imbalance that rocks reality. You can’t predict or prescript a crisis, but you can help kids navigate through them. Here are four ways to do just that. 1. Create a connection. It’s easy to feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day with the families we minister to. But don’t let the time you don’t have keep you from making the most of the time you do have. Remind your team—staff... Read More
Kids In Crisis

Kids In Crisis

This video is part of the e-single Crisis Through the Phases by Brooklyn Lindsey. Get this entire e-single for free with a subscription to GoWeekly – a library of resources for church leaders. Learn more about GoWeekly at goweekly.com. Read more from Brooklyn Lindsey about kids in crisis... Read More
Pastor Who? You.

Pastor Who? You.

Do you remember the time you said “yes” to becoming a small group leader? Maybe your “yes” was followed by 15 years of bondage . . . (kidding, but really). Maybe your “maybe” was followed by a few questions . . . “Are you crazy?” “What are you really asking me to do?” “Do I have what it takes to survive teenagers?” “How many kids are we talking about?” When I hear questions like these, I hand the potential leader an espresso, spray them down with lavender then explain this: In essence, being a... Read More