What Is The Real Problem?

What Is The Real Problem?

When the people we serve face challenges and difficulties they will often turn to us to navigate them to solutions that will work. I got into ministry for the same reason many do: I want to help people. I want to guide them, and show them things that they didn’t know they didn’t know about who God is and how He can be the source of everything they need in life. It didn’t take me long, though, to figure out that the trials people face in life don’t always present themselves at face value.... Read More
How to Read Kids’ Minds at Every Phase

How to Read Kids’ Minds at Every Phase

“Read their mind” is just another way of saying every leader needs to understand what’s changing mentally and physically. Kids and teenagers don’t think like adults. So it’s the role of a leader to keep presenting, keep translating and keep creating experiences until someone has learned what they need to know. When you know how they think, they will hear what you say and know what to do. Preschoolers think like an artist. Artists experience the world through activities that stimulate the five... Read More
How To Use Facebook Live For Your Ministry Events

How To Use Facebook Live For Your Ministry Events

Live video is the “it” thing to do for Church social media managers and communicators these days. It started with Meerkat being released in the spring of 2015. Since then Periscope (which links directly to your Twitter account), and NOW Facebook Live have taken over and are the premier live video options out there. These tools are not just great for social media managers and communicators, but for ministry leaders as well. In fact, utilizing live video is essential for any ministry you are... Read More
Conducting Effective Quarterly Reviews For Staff

Conducting Effective Quarterly Reviews For Staff

All of us in ministry wear many hats. Within all of our individual responsibilities whether it be children’s or student ministry you’ll find many similar roles. We all must align key leaders, we all must champion every age group, we all gauge effectiveness and success, we all access ministry systems, and we all expand learning, which includes the training of all staff and how your leaders are growing and developing as well as what’s happening in our classes and services. If you have ever read... Read More
Join Us For OC17!

Join Us For OC17!

We had an incredible year, with close to 8,000 of our closest friends from all 50 states and around the world at OC16 this year. And guess what? We’re doing it again! Make plans now to join us for OC17 in Atlanta, April 26-28. In fact, you can save a few bucks by registering for $239 through July 14th. . . . That’s TODAY! Our annual gathering of family ministry teams will discuss . . . well, it’s a secret for now. But rest assured, it’s going to be great! We can’t wait to share it with... Read More