Communicating Vision That Invests in Insiders but Prioritizes Outsiders

Communicating Vision That Invests in Insiders but Prioritizes Outsiders

“As a church, we should invest in insiders, but prioritize outsiders.” Jeff Henderson tweeted this not long ago. It packs a powerful punch to the everyday choices we make in ministry. It’s easy for us to think, yeah, of course I do that . . . the vision of our ministry is blah, blah, blah. However, when those insiders and outsiders are real people, with real concerns and their own ideas, living up to this idea can be a struggle. Maybe you remember the first time—the first time that you were... Read More
Creating Space To Care For Your Team

Creating Space To Care For Your Team

by Bre Hallberg How do you make time and create a rhythm for winning every week with small group leaders when you barely have time to shower, and brewing a K-Cup is too much of a time commitment? Spending time with SGLs (small group leaders) is a huge priority but how, oh how, do I make it all happen? I work full-time, have three kids, and finding time to add SGLs into the rhythm of my week, my month, my year, is as complicated as telling two people you love them but only having one rose to... Read More
Equipping Parents To Have THE Talk With Kids

Equipping Parents To Have THE Talk With Kids

by Bre Hallberg I didn’t really expect it to happen this way. If I’m honest I wanted to just avoid the topic all together. I read and heard many stories about how the topic was supposed to be approached. The weekend getaways where you sit down and have these heart to heart talks. I figured, okay, if that’s what we’re supposed to do, great. I’ve got time, My kids are only seven and five. And thankfully, the oldest is a boy . . . so this is Dad territory right? Little did I know. Of course it... Read More
We Learn More When We Learn Together

We Learn More When We Learn Together

by Bre Hallberg On every resolution list we always say that this the year we are going to learn more as a leader. We create lists of books to read, blogs to subscribe to, we download podcasts and cue up TED talks. But then somewhere around February life gets in the way. Our intentions are good, but our desire to be learners gets lost in the busyness of life. Maybe we are learning wrong. I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review that says psychologists’ have made a compelling... Read More
7 Ways To Care For Small Group Leaders

7 Ways To Care For Small Group Leaders

by Gina Abbas Spending time with small group leaders is a huge priority for those of us in ministry. I work full time and have three kids, so finding time to add SGLs into the rhythm of my week, my month, my year, is a challenge. SGLs have lives too. They have families, school, jobs, and full schedules. How do you make time and create a rhythm for winning every week with SGLs when you barely have time to shower, and brewing a K-Cup is too much of a time commitment? Here is how I create space... Read More