4 Strategies For Retaining Small Group Leaders

4 Strategies For Retaining Small Group Leaders

Have you ever had more small group leaders (SGLs) than you need? You didn’t have to ask for help; they just poured in your doors. (We realize this might sound like a dream rather than reality for you.) We’ve experienced these seasons of ministry, and we loved them! Our experiences and research have brought us to believe unashamedly that it’s possible to experience a zero-recruitment volunteer culture. Through professional experience, academic research, focus groups and surveys we have... Read More
Equipping Parents To Have THE Talk With Kids

Equipping Parents To Have THE Talk With Kids

by Bre Hallberg I didn’t really expect it to happen this way. If I’m honest I wanted to just avoid the topic all together. I read and heard many stories about how the topic was supposed to be approached. The weekend getaways where you sit down and have these heart to heart talks. I figured, okay, if that’s what we’re supposed to do, great. I’ve got time, My kids are only seven and five. And thankfully, the oldest is a boy . . . so this is Dad territory right? Little did I know. Of course it... Read More
Love Every Family

Love Every Family

by Meaghan Wall I’ve been in ministry for almost 20 years. I start to sound old when I say that! I remember when you had to actually hand address postcards to mail to families or pick up the phone if you wanted to touch base. Eight years ago, when Facebook became a household name, I tried my hardest to stay true to the old ways of ministry and held out on becoming part of the social media generation as long as I could. Funny thing is, today if someone were to ask me, “What is the best tool for... Read More
We Learn More When We Learn Together

We Learn More When We Learn Together

by Bre Hallberg On every resolution list we always say that this the year we are going to learn more as a leader. We create lists of books to read, blogs to subscribe to, we download podcasts and cue up TED talks. But then somewhere around February life gets in the way. Our intentions are good, but our desire to be learners gets lost in the busyness of life. Maybe we are learning wrong. I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review that says psychologists’ have made a compelling... Read More