What they really think about serving

Do you ever wonder what kids really think about serving? Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them by Chap Clark and Kara Powell mentions a 2006 nationwide survey conducted by MTV to hear from students directly on why they help others. *70% think it’s important to help others in need, but only 19% were “very involved”. To unpack this further, the survey ranked the top five reasons youth aren’t involved. It’s just not for me (18%) I like to... Read More
A Contest for A Million Miles

A Contest for A Million Miles

This month, we’re talking about Global Involvement. In our leadership curriculum, YouLead, one of our book reviews spotlights Donald Miller’s, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. He says in the introduction… The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won’t make a story meaningful, it won’t make a life meaningful either. And later in one of the first few chapters, A story has to move in real life and real time. It’s all about action. So what’s your practice story? What are you doing... Read More

November Podcast – Matt McKee & Don Jones

Ready for more free resources? No problem…we’re loaded with them! Here’s another one for you. This is a free podcast featuring an interview between Matt McKee and Don Jones. Don is the President of Champion Windows, and he knows a thing or two about influencing other people. That’s what we’re talking about this month in YouLead….Global Involvement….and how you can use your personal influence to impact the community around you as well as around the... Read More

Build Faith in Children

Here are some notes captured by Keith Tusing during the last tour. This week on Wednesday the 10th, Orange Tour touches down near the home offices in Atlanta. These notes can help us all get excited over what leaders will hear! What’s the difference between a Small Group Leader and a Teacher of a Small Group of kids? Success is defined differently. Success for the SG Leader is building relationships with the kids– for the Teacher it is teaching information. Organic Family Ministry on... Read More