How to Show Appreciation to Your Ministry’s Volunteers

How to Show Appreciation to Your Ministry’s Volunteers

We all want to be appreciated for things we do, right? Of course we do! Anytime we hear the phrase “Good job!” or when we get that pat on the back, or even when we’re given a random gift card for a job well done, it is always great to be appreciated.  Years ago, Dr. Gary Chapman wrote a book called “The Five Love Languages.” This was written so spouses could understand how each other gives and receives love. The languages are: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of... Read More
How To Strengthen Weaknesses Through Team Effort

How To Strengthen Weaknesses Through Team Effort

by Amy Fenton T.E.A.M. I feel like cheering when I type that word. I love a good team and I have been so blessed to serve with some of the best. I am terrible with details. I know I should be bothered with them, but I am not. That is why I had Janeane on my team. She lived for the details. Thank goodness! When I didn’t care about collecting data on families, she got every last name and number. When I didn’t see why a deadline was that important, she gently reminded me to get it done. She... Read More
Why You Should Stop Recruiting Everyone To Volunteer

Why You Should Stop Recruiting Everyone To Volunteer

“Welcome to our church, ma’am! You look like you’re breathing? Yes? Then you have met the requirement to serve on our team! You are just what we’re looking for!” “Hello, sir, do you have a pulse? Yes? Then we can’t wait to introduce you to our 3rd-grade boys small group and have you lead them.” “Nice to meet you, young man! Can you read English? Yes? Then you will be a perfect fit to follow a script and run our audio/video!” Have you ever been tempted to have an interaction like this?... Read More

Look to the Orange Store for Father's Day Gifts!

Are you in need of a Father’s Day gift? June 16 is just over a week away! Check out the online Orange Store for great fatherly gift ideas! Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, $14.99 Engage your family in a bigger story, a story that involves more than just your family – one that involves other influences who are on a journey to discover why a relationship with God really matters. We want to encourage you to establish a lifestyle as a parent in which you… Invite others to invest... Read More