Manage Your Time for Maximum Impact in 2018

Manage Your Time for Maximum Impact in 2018

“Mom, where’s my pink ballet tights and my new black leotard? I need to pack them in my dance bag.” “Honey, have you picked up the food for small group? Remember, we’re hosting at our house this week.” “Mom, my girlfriend sprained her ankle. I feel bad she has to ride the bus with crutches. Could you pick us both up from the car rider line for the next two weeks?” “Hey Jess, I’m experiencing tension with a few volunteers. What advice would you offer?” “Mrs. Bealer, as the community service... Read More
Getting Started on the Right Foot

Getting Started on the Right Foot

A new year brings both new opportunities and challenges. Your church probably hit a home run over the Christmas ministry season in reaching new families. And now those guests have felt the heart tug of, “let’s make room for church” as part of their New Year’s resolutions. Yay, God! Now is the time you can meet with your team of leaders to strategize how best to accommodate increased numbers. Don’t be caught off guard. Carve out some time with your team to plan for growth. 2018 means you have... Read More
Setting Up Your Year for Success

Setting Up Your Year for Success

So, you’re coming at 2018 like Rocky—theme music playing, jogging along with determination, and punching purposefully at the air. Bring it on, January! But wait, you may be motivated, but are you prepared? Meaning, have you set yourself up for success, or are you relying on that new workout gear or laptop to do the job for you? Mindset Every champion begins their journey to success with the right mindset. Your triumphs are as much, or more, internal than they are external. You can achieve... Read More
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