3 Reasons Your Church Can No Longer Afford To NOT Offer Online Giving

3 Reasons Your Church Can No Longer Afford To NOT Offer Online Giving

By Kent Woodyard As I finish up my second year in the online and mobile giving “biz” I’ve been reminded again of that old cliché: “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Here’s what has changed: over the past 24 months there have been tremendous improvements to both text and mobile-web technology to the point that giving your offering from your phone has become as quick, easy, and immediate as checking a Facebook status. Here’s what has stayed the same: The number one objection... Read More
The Master Plan

The Master Plan

 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,'” (Matthew 22:37-39, NIV). We believe in this verse so much that we have connected every curriculum and resource to these key relationships. Three words remind us how important these relationships are: Wonder | Discovery | Passion These three issues are the priorities... Read More
Volunteer Quantity vs. Volunteer Quality

Volunteer Quantity vs. Volunteer Quality

by Amy Fenton I am going to tell you something that may make you feel a little better today, maybe help you realize that you are not alone in this crazy journey called Kids Ministry. Are you ready? You are NOT the only one who needs more volunteers. Whew. I am glad we got that out in the open. You are not the only one. I think the number one question I get as I meet with leaders is, “How do I get more volunteers?” So, if you are reading this right now and thinking about that two-year-old room... Read More
Catching A Glimpse Of God’s Faithfulness

Catching A Glimpse Of God’s Faithfulness

By Meaghan Wall A few weeks ago I was making my rounds through the Special Needs classes in the church on a Sunday morning. While visiting the Tweeners Class (our specialized classroom for students 11-17 years old), I noticed one of our students, Travis, was not participating with the group and seemed to be a little upset. He didn’t want to stay in the room while the students talked about the story of Jonah so he opted to come into the lobby with me and another volunteer in order to calm down... Read More
Family Ministry Is . . .

Family Ministry Is . . .

Family Ministry is an effort to synchronize church leaders and parents around a master plan to build faith and character in their sons and daughters. Family ministry should not be another program you add to your list of programs. It should be the filter you use to create and evaluate what you do to influence children and teenagers. Additionally, there is a difference between doing something for the family and doing something with the family. The primary principles that we have established as... Read More