Does Your Family Matter?

Does Your Family Matter?

We’ve all done it. Cringed when someone asks our child what they learned at church today, and their slow response is, “I don’t know.” If anyone should know that the lesson was about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, it should be your children! How did they miss the fiery furnace you constructed out of a refrigerator box and tissue paper that took up the whole living room for a week? We can fall into the trap of thinking that because our kids are surrounded by our ministry, they are a part of... Read More
Are Unspoken Expectations Crippling Your Volunteer Team?

Are Unspoken Expectations Crippling Your Volunteer Team?

See if you can relate to one of these scenarios: Jill is at it again. She has all the kids in her small group gathered around her, and she’s showing them a video on her cell phone. You walk by and catch a glimpse of gorillas and . . . wait! Is that a gun? Just last week you had to gently remind her that taking her small group across the (very busy!) street to Dairy Queen was not okay. You make a mental note to call her this week . . . again. You pop in to make sure everything is running... Read More
What Does it Matter?

What Does it Matter?

It’s easy to remember that what you do matters right after a big season like the one we just finished. You can probably name five things very easily that you are celebrating from the past few weeks—things like people beginning a relationship with Christ, families attending who you haven’t seen in awhile, or programs that proclaimed the name of Jesus to your community. You worked very hard, you saw that what you do matters, and now you can celebrate that! But what about when the results aren’t... Read More