5 Things That will Radically Change Your Church Work Environment

5 Things That will Radically Change Your Church Work Environment

Every church and organization has a mission statement that defines what the organization does, and where they are heading. However, the attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs of the organization are what create momentum and synergy behind the mission. The staff culture is something that can catalyze growth, or can ultimately hamstring your team and organization from reaching their full potential. Here’s a quick look at five symptoms of a healthy staff culture. While this list isn’t exhaustive,... 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
#OC16 Playlist and Car Bingo!

#OC16 Playlist and Car Bingo!

There’s only one more Monday standing between us, and then it’s Orange Conference time! And whether you live down the street or around the world, we’ve just made it a lot more fun to get to OC16. Here are two entertaining opportunities to make time fly. Listen to our Spotify Playlist! This year marks the 10-year anniversary of The Orange Conference, and to celebrate, we’re taking a musical trip through the last decade! Play car bingo! Challenge your team to “identify the orange,” and may the... Read More
How To Make Fun A Team Value

How To Make Fun A Team Value

by Ryan Reed Ever drive a boat? How about a big boat? Say, a ferry boat? Full of people? In the San Francisco Bay? Without a license? I did. All because my supervisor thought it would be fun! “What?!” Now, that would be an appropriate reaction to learning that a youth pastor piloted a commuter ferry with over 300 people traveling home from San Francisco. And I am sure that if those people knew, then they would have said a few more words than just “What!?” It happened after a day of staff... Read More
Creating A Ministry Culture From Scratch

Creating A Ministry Culture From Scratch

by Kirstin Vlodica You could cut the awkward silence with a knife. We stood in the big empty multi-purpose room to pray before first service began. Six of us. There were six of us, including us full-time kid’s ministry staff. A couple of people wandered in looking confused as we began to pray but ducked out embarrassed when they realized we were having some kind of meeting. At the time, we had over 40 leaders serving on a Sunday morning but most went straight to their rooms without saying a... Read More