Community For Small Group Leaders

Community For Small Group Leaders

by Elle Campbell Let’s try something together. For just a moment, I want you to think about the very first time you began volunteering at your church. Try to remember, as vividly as you can, what it was like to start serving somewhere new for the very first time. Got it? What was it like to walk into a new environment, with new responsibilities, for the very first time? Who did you know? How long did it take for you to feel like you belonged there? And here’s one more question I want you to... Read More
Never Lose Ministry Vision Again

Never Lose Ministry Vision Again

by Carla Bregani Aaaahhhh, the New Year. A time to review, refresh, slow down, and move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and vision, right? Which must be why I cleverly agreed to my husband’s plan of getting the most out of our Christmas vacation by arriving home from the holidays on a 10 p.m. Saturday night flight and jumping into the first Sunday morning of 2016 a mere nine hours later. Because that’s obviously a scenario that promotes a refreshed children’s minister, right?! Clearly,... Read More
9 Resolutions You Should Definitely Keep

9 Resolutions You Should Definitely Keep

Welcome to the new year! It’s January and we all know what that means: It’s resolution time! (Also known as the time of year when 936 gazillion people will make a commitment to something they will not be following through on four weeks later.) And since you’re a church leader, we thought we might be able to guess your resolutions, no problem. You probably care about your volunteers, specifically your small group leaders. And we thought you might also care about how you are connecting with the... Read More
Making A Fresh Start

Making A Fresh Start

It’s January. That means New Year’s Resolutions. What is it that you want to change? Because, that’s what resolutions are about right? Creating change. Chances are, your resolution might just have something to do with exercise. Did you know that statistically, gym memberships jump somewhere between 30-50 percent in January? That’s right. The second week of January is the busiest workout week of the year. Did you also know that around 80 percent of these new gym members disappear by the second... Read More
Doing A Lot vs Doing The Right Things

Doing A Lot vs Doing The Right Things

I’m sitting in the midst of boxes this morning. Boxes full of Christmas decorations waiting to be put back in storage, and boxes of new desks and bookshelves from Ikea. One hour in that place and I believe that this is the year everything will be organized, streamlined, and clutter free! I believe. Add in that everywhere you look on social media, someone is sharing their tips and tricks for starting the New Year off right. It’s that time of year. We all want to be better, and it really is a... Read More