Networking Could be Your Ministry’s Super Power

Networking Could be Your Ministry’s Super Power

According to the Huffington Post, networking should be written into your job description. Have you ever thought about it that way? It truly is a super power to ministry leaders! So, put on your cape and strike the confidence pose. In all seriousness, who doesn’t want to truly be known and know others who are passionate about the same mission? Perhaps the idea of networking seems overwhelming to you, but never fear, a few practical tips and tricks are here! Think Small Start in your... Read More
How Demographics Provide Your Ministry Context

How Demographics Provide Your Ministry Context

One of my favorite Reggie Joiner ideas from A New Kind of Leader is that what we are doing only matters, if it matters right now. While this is certainly true of the ministry we do for kids and students, this is also true of the ministry we do with adults. Our communities are full of clues that provide us information regarding what matters to those in our churches. Family make-up, gender, age, economic status, educational background, professional experience, and even race all color how we see... Read More
Creating Community Among Volunteers 

Creating Community Among Volunteers 

Ministry Leaders spend countless hours trying to help their team grow. Whether it is organizing training days, going on conference trips, buying books that will be helpful or even bringing in a guest speaker to talk about certain subjects, they are always on the lookout to help improve and grow the team.  As valuable as specific training is to help grow your team, leadership teams—especially ones with a lot of volunteers—can grow stronger a different way as well. Growth happens when community... Read More
Measuring Success on Social Media

Measuring Success on Social Media

Social media. Two words you hear a lot about on this blog. And for good reason. We believe in the importance of effective social strategy and leveraging these tools to make a difference in your ministries and in the lives of the families in your church. So, we’re going to keep talking about it—as should you! But if we’re not careful, it can become a lot of talk . . . and that’s it. At some point, we have to take a calculated step back and determine how we are measuring our... Read More
5 Questions to Help Prepare for Guests on Easter

5 Questions to Help Prepare for Guests on Easter

For those of us in church leadership Easter is a special day. It’s also a special day for many people who are not a regular part of a local church. Many people who don’t normally go to church will find their way to church on that day. So, here are five questions to help you get ready for guests on Easter. 1.) How are your facilities? Those of us who are there every week truly have a hard time seeing the things that will jump out at a new person. Take some time to enter your facility as if you... Read More