Choosing We Over Me

Choosing We Over Me

by Aaron Buer My favorite word in the universe is collaboration. I love it. This hasn’t always been true. For years, I was a one-man show in student ministry. What changed me? Fear. Three years ago, the pastor who had led our student ministry team for 12 years left our team to become the lead pastor at another church. I was chosen as his replacement. A ginormous multi-site student ministry. A staff team of 12. I’d never managed another person in my life. No pressure. Did I mention that my... Read More
Seven Essentials To Creating Ministry Partnerships That Last

Seven Essentials To Creating Ministry Partnerships That Last

by Nate Smoyer When you hear the word partnerships you likely have an idea what a partnership is. You might think of the arrangement between Michael Jordan and Nike. The NFL and Fox Sports. Google and SpaceX. The restaurant your uncle and aunt own and operate. Partnerships can be a powerful way for you to leverage your limited resources in ministry for the purpose of serving others. I’ve been creating partnerships for 15 years, and I’ve learned many lessons the hard way. I’ve worked on... Read More