The Power of Story as an Ongoing Celebration of Ministry

The Power of Story as an Ongoing Celebration of Ministry

There is a story in the making at your church. God is up to amazing things in the lives of people in the local church. We mark celebrations of church anniversaries and of people being added. These are great stories to mark and tell. They are a way to see forward motion and how far we’ve come. The Old Testament is filled with celebrations God’s people used to recall God’s goodness. Stories and celebrations of His faithfulness is God’s idea! Do you help share the reasons to celebrate in your... Read More
The Volunteer Party Of The Year!

The Volunteer Party Of The Year!

by Amy Fenton I had coffee a few days ago with some awesome kids ministry leaders. They are at a new church that is growing and thriving. So exciting! As we talked, their love for their church was evident. They had a passion and excitement for this new path God has put them on, and joy was oozing out of them. As I begin to ask questions about their ministry structure and environment, they were saying all the right things, until we started talking volunteers. Suddenly their countenance changed.... Read More
Creating A Culture Of Fun And Celebration

Creating A Culture Of Fun And Celebration

by Ian Rock I remember the first time I learned about the work environment Google creates at its various offices around the world. I was blown away by the sprawling recreation and break rooms, world-class restaurants (which are free for employees), massage services (also free), and unique meeting spaces around their campuses. Year after year, the tech-giant finds itself among the ranks of the best companies to work for, and a major factor in their success is the enjoyable culture they have... Read More
Sayonara, seniors

Sayonara, seniors

“Pomp and Circumstance” is at the height of its popularity this time of year, as high school seniors are taking the stage in their caps and gowns. It’s a great time for churches to recognize the contribution these students have made in ministry and to encourage them as they set out for college and careers. Here are a few ideas for sending off the seniors in your ministry: Be practical: College students need food (think grocery store gift cards), energy (think caffeine), and... Read More