How to Steward Relationships Well in Your Family Ministry

How to Steward Relationships Well in Your Family Ministry

In family ministry, there are relationships with parents, kids, teens, volunteers, and an array of leaders. All of those relationships are managed and cultivated differently. All the relationships are important but how we care for them varies. How we care for, or steward relationships, is a reflection of the value we place on what God has given. Stewardship is the opportunity to take what was created by someone else and influence what happens to it next. It’s the opportunity to make something... Read More
4 Keys To Investing In Others

4 Keys To Investing In Others

I had attended all the training sessions to ensure I knew how to clearly identify the purpose, process, and payoff of every meeting I ran, and I could start and finish those meetings in 20 minutes, because I had been instructed that anything longer would indicate a lack of efficiency. Six Sigma, a quality control program that focuses on setting very high goals and then analyzing data to reduce production defects, was part of the lifeblood of the corporation where I worked for years as a... Read More
How To Relationally Navigate Change

How To Relationally Navigate Change

by Joe McAlpine Names and places have been changed to protect those involved . . . but this is a true story. Tim was a children’s ministry lifer. He was creative, energetic, and full of passion. He was so excited when he got hired at First Christian Church to be their new children’s pastor. The church was thriving and growing at an amazing rate. The previous children’s pastor had done a great job building a team and a strong program but had been called to a different church to take on a new... Read More