A Kindness Manifesto For Leading Ministry Teams Well

A Kindness Manifesto For Leading Ministry Teams Well

It was late in the evening at a conference, and a group had gathered to talk about everything they had learned during the day. There were sessions on fundraising and marketing, sessions on launching ministries and on defining metrics for their success. And there was a lot of discussion in workshops and seminars about caring for volunteers. “They are your lifeblood. Serve them well. Treat them like gold.” “Sometimes, I wish I was still a volunteer,” quietly mentioned one person in the group. “I... Read More
Four Choices Good Leaders Make

Four Choices Good Leaders Make

My friend, Hal Runkel, just wrote a book that I think is brilliant. The book is called Choose Your Own Adulthood and it is formatted like a choose-your-own adventure book. It is written for adolescents moving into the adult phase of their journey from letters he wrote his daughter along their journey. In the book, he talks about choices that we face that often look very similar, but by choosing one over the other we often get much different results. I think that is true for many things in... Read More
Helpful Tips For Leading Creative Meetings

Helpful Tips For Leading Creative Meetings

by Colette Taylor The first time I was invited to a “creative meeting,” I had no idea what to expect. It sounded like fun; who doesn’t like to create? But I quickly realized “creative” and “meeting” can have lots of different meanings. Luckily, my first exposure to creative meetings was for a program called KidStuf at North Point Community Church. I figured out right away that a creative meeting is only as good as the facilitator of the meeting, and my first meeting had a... Read More
Change Is A Trust Step

Change Is A Trust Step

by Misty Phillips What do seasons and cashiers all have in common? Change. Now more than ever, change is an aspect of our daily lives. At times, change personally sneaks up and knocks on our door. Some open the door and invite change in. Others crack the door just a bit to scrutinize what this “change” is all about. Let’s be honest. We all resist elements of change in some area of our lives. Bad habits. Eating healthier. Trying new things. Stories of change are throughout the... Read More
OC15 REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY!

OC15 REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY!

JOIN US AT THE ORANGE CONFERENCE 2015 TO DISCOVER HOW YOUR FAMILY MINISTRY TEAM CAN MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY LIFE STAGE AS A KID GROWS FROM PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL. April 29–May 1, 2015 Atlanta At OC15 . . . You’ll learn from, share with, and be accepted by those in your tribe. You’ll hear speakers that are innovative, practical and experienced. You have the freedom to set your own agenda with over 100 breakouts. Your team will get back on the same page. You’ll be reminded that ministry can... Read More