How to Use YouTube for Your Church Ministries 

How to Use YouTube for Your Church Ministries 

Social media is awesome in so many different ways as it allows you to engage, inspire and inform people of what is happening. This is particularly true for churches. Churches can use social media to really make an impact in their community. But there is one social media network that is still underutilized among churches: YouTube.  YouTube is one of the best platforms to reach the market of 18- to 49-year-olds. On average, 80 percent of 18- to 49-year-olds will watch a video on the platform... Read More
Reaching the Neighborhood Where God has Placed You

Reaching the Neighborhood Where God has Placed You

What would it look like if more churches started reflecting the culture of their neighborhood and stopped reflecting the culture of the churches they admire on social media? Let’s be real, there are definitely churches and pastors out there who set trends in church world. That’s not a bad thing. If God is doing things to accelerate another church’s vision and blessing them with growth, you should be a student of that ministry or pastor. However, God’s calling on your life and church is much... Read More
How to Build a Social Media Team 

How to Build a Social Media Team 

Whether you’re at a church of 50 or 500 or 5,000, you should be embracing and utilizing social media and all it offers. But the reality is, many churches simply cannot afford—or choose not to put paid resources into—staff for these roles. Regardless of where your church falls on this spectrum, it’s going to be important that you build a team of volunteers to assist with all that this entails. You can’t do it alone, and you certainly shouldn’t! Here are some of the types of... Read More
6 Tips for Playing or Working Well with Others

6 Tips for Playing or Working Well with Others

I remember when I was in high school, and even into college, I hated group projects. They always seemed to go the same way. One or two members of the group did all the work, and the entire group received the same credit. Or, one or two members would fail to do their part and would bring the entire group down with them in the process.   Why would teachers do this? It just seemed cruel and unnecessary. However, as an adult, I now understand that working together with others, sometimes even in a... Read More
Recruiting…But Not From The Stage 

Recruiting…But Not From The Stage 

I’ve been in some level of family ministry for over 20 years, and there is one statement I don’t think I’ve heard anyone say, “We have so many volunteers I really hope no one else wants to serve!” The fact of the matter is that most kid and student ministries are always looking for ways to recruit volunteers and retain the ones that we already have. While the easiest thing to do is say that we need more stage time, or wish the senior leader would talk about the needs of kid and student... Read More