The Catalyst Leader Book Study, Week 5

The Catalyst Leader Book Study, Week 5

Have you ever read a book that you do not want to end? That’s how I felt when I read this month’s book The Catalyst Leader by Brad Lomenick. This is one of those books for me, the kind of book that will have tons of notes in the margins and almost every single sentence highlighted. A book that I will recommend to every single high school or college graduate, and I’ll recommend that they read it at least twice! I’m 32 years old and I read it twice in a week! This will be a book I give as a gift... Read More
Five Things Small Group Leaders Should say to Parents

Five Things Small Group Leaders Should say to Parents

by Jeff Brodie Parents don’t walk around over-encouraged. They just don’t. Most parents feel like they aren’t doing a good job of raising their kids. Parenting resources make them feel guilty, and the Facebook feed of their friends’ seemingly perfect families doesn’t help. It’s isolating. For some families, the only time they hear from an adult who knows their child is from the principal or the police. Here’s the truth we need to remember: Kids are an incredible gift, and hold unlimited... Read More
How to Teach Preschoolers Spiritual Truth

How to Teach Preschoolers Spiritual Truth

by Autumn Ward We have the most amazing, powerful, life changing, TRUE story ever told—God’s story! Below are five ways we can begin to teach it to our preschoolers. 1. Experience the Truth Preschoolers learn best through experience and active participation. Choose activities that give them these memorable experiences. Touch David’s soft, fluffy sheep. Smell the sweet perfume as Mary pours it on Jesus’ head and feet. Hear Joshua’s horn in the battle of Jericho. Taste the Lord’s Supper as Jesus... Read More
The Catalyst Leader Book Study, Week 4

The Catalyst Leader Book Study, Week 4

One of the first ministry experiences I had was in relaunching a dying church. Those of you who have been, or are currently, part of a church plant or church relaunch, know that momentum is based on the hope of what could be. Energy is spread vibrantly through the church and its community through a bright and vivid vision painted on a blank canvas. Building something from nothing is hard work, and the hope that what you are doing is actually going to work is the fuel that drives you! This... Read More