Sticky Teams Book Study, Week 4

Sticky Teams Book Study, Week 4

My husband travels to China for business at least once a month and so we’ve become used to a lot of long-distance communicating. I’ve learned that my husband becomes so engrossed in what he’s doing while he travels that he sometimes forgets to communicate things that are important. Case in point: About a year ago Dan was on one of his usual 10-day trips to China. We hadn’t spoken in a few days but when he called, he started telling me all about shopping for dishes and a new mattress and how he... Read More

10 Ways to get on the Same Page as Your Senior Pastor

by Gary Fenton 10. Initiate conversations with your pastor and begin the conversation from his perspective. Use language and concerns of his world. Usually the pastor is a generalist. He likely considers the children’s pastor or student pastor as a specialist. So, begin your discussion with how your ideas fit into the big picture. 9. Tell the pastor of at least one ministry win each month. He is already hearing problems. So, he needs to hear of your accomplishments. And most importantly,... Read More
Sunday Morning MarriedPeople

Sunday Morning MarriedPeople

As I think about our Sunday morning worship experience, I strongly believe people should have fun at church. Yes, the messages must be biblically sound, helpful and meaningful, but I believe people are just plan tired of boring church. Realizing that having fun can be hard to do when you have a to-do list that’s a mile long, I partnered with Ted Lowe and MarriedPeople to make it happen. As a church, we help marriages that are hurting but we also spend intentional time helping healthy... Read More
Fundraising to OC13 with Coffee!

Fundraising to OC13 with Coffee!

Looking for a creative way to get you and your team to Orange Conference 2013? How about selling a delicious Orange blend of coffee from our amazing partners, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee? Yes? Read on! A Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee representative interviewed Angella Cuffe, an Orange Conference 2012 attendee, who used the fundraiser to make her way from New York all the way to Atlanta last April. LOTH: Where are you from and what brought you to Orange? What area of ministry are you... Read More

YouLead Feature: Socials

Do you need help with communicating encouragement to your volunteers? YouLead’s popular Social materials can help you lean in and encourage your staff and volunteers easily! YouLead Social materials gives you tools to connect weekly with your volunteers. We have created messages and images that will help your volunteers learn, live, lead and laugh. Plus, these pieces will help you stay connected and cast vision! Each Social is customizable and editable and available in a Word document;... Read More