Never Lose Ministry Vision Again

Never Lose Ministry Vision Again

by Carla Bregani Aaaahhhh, the New Year. A time to review, refresh, slow down, and move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and vision, right? Which must be why I cleverly agreed to my husband’s plan of getting the most out of our Christmas vacation by arriving home from the holidays on a 10 p.m. Saturday night flight and jumping into the first Sunday morning of 2016 a mere nine hours later. Because that’s obviously a scenario that promotes a refreshed children’s minister, right?! Clearly,... Read More
Doing A Lot vs Doing The Right Things

Doing A Lot vs Doing The Right Things

I’m sitting in the midst of boxes this morning. Boxes full of Christmas decorations waiting to be put back in storage, and boxes of new desks and bookshelves from Ikea. One hour in that place and I believe that this is the year everything will be organized, streamlined, and clutter free! I believe. Add in that everywhere you look on social media, someone is sharing their tips and tricks for starting the New Year off right. It’s that time of year. We all want to be better, and it really is a... Read More
4 Tips For Finishing The Year Strong

4 Tips For Finishing The Year Strong

by Joy Bowen Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Remember back in January how we discussed setting goals for the New Year? You were excited, ambitious, specific . . . you were full of hope that this year would be amazing. So, how are you doing? We have 60 days left in this year before we go through the process again. I don’t know about you but typically this time of year is when I am tempted to throw in the towel, enjoy the approaching holiday season and just start over in the New... Read More
How You Can Make Your Goals Happen This Year

How You Can Make Your Goals Happen This Year

I don’t really believe in resolutions. Which is stressful because when January rolls around—every New Year—I feel so much pressure to conform to the trend. It’s not that I don’t think evaluating your habits is a good thing . . . I do! But let’s be honest, most resolutions are not successful in part because there is no clear strategy in place to achieve them. What I do think January is a great time for is goal setting. Even though January is the halfway point for family ministry, using this... Read More
Glitter And Good News

Glitter And Good News

by Anita Davis Sullivan It’s the second most magical time of the year! You know, the time when we all have a fresh start. We have clean homes, new calendars, goals and themes for the New Year. We’re getting healthy, keeping our closets organized, and planning our meals. Except . . . I’m sitting here at the end of the first full week of the year, and there’s glitter on my cheek. Why? Because last night I finally started putting up the Christmas décor, and still today... Read More