Meet Planning Center Check-Ins!

Meet Planning Center Check-Ins!

by Robert Mosolgo Here at Planning Center Online, we’ve just cooked up our latest creation and it’s ready for you to dig in: Planning Center Check-Ins. I’m one of the developers working on PCO Check-Ins, so I thought I’d give you a glance at what went into our new app! Setting Our Sights on a Better System In our team, some of us are parents, some of us are programmers, and many of us are both. We knew getting kids checked in on Sunday morning can be tedious, so we wanted to apply some fresh,... Read More
Book Study: Make Believe, Week 2

Book Study: Make Believe, Week 2

by Leslie Galema If you’re just joining us for the book study, week one is here. Part 3: You Will Leave One Day Since we have already decided that you want to do this job forever—or at least for a long time—maybe one of the best things you can do is start acting like you will leave one day. If you make believe that you will leave one day, you will build something that can outlast you. And the only way to build something that will outlast you is to find people who will outlast you. Most... Read More
Make an IMPACT by Saying YES to the Next Generation

Make an IMPACT by Saying YES to the Next Generation

Here’s just one of the amazing stories from The Orange Conference 2014. To create your own memories, join us April 29–May 1, 2015, here in Atlanta for OC15. Register at www.TheOrangeConference.com through July 17 to pay only $229 before we close registration for the summer. From Kathy: IMPACT! That’s the word our team chose this year to define the area in which we want God to grow us the most. IMPACT. We want to IMPACT the kids God entrusts to us each and every week. We want to IMPACT our... Read More
You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

As a ministry leader, what are you trying to instill in your team and/or your volunteers? Is it a love for children and students? A commitment to equipping parents? Is it generosity, or faithfulness, or joy, or a solid work ethic? Andy Stanley speaks about the concept of moral authority—when someone has influence over you but not necessarily authority over you, that person has moral authority. It’s entirely possible (probable, even) that you have authority over those you lead—whether... Read More
Book Study: Make Believe – 5 Things Great Student Pastors Choose to Believe, Week 1

Book Study: Make Believe – 5 Things Great Student Pastors Choose to Believe, Week 1

by Leslie Galema As a kid, I wasn’t great in school. While my teachers were engaging the rest of my class in reading, writing, and arithmetic, I was hard at work drawing elaborate wedding scenes and spelling my name in “bubble letters.” Some may call it “distracted” or a “short attention span,” but I like call it “creative.” I collected Brides magazines from fourth grade until the day I got married, dreaming of a fairytale wedding of my own. I climbed trees with a purse around my shoulder,... Read More