Bealer Joins Orange and Becomes CEO of Phase Family Centers

Bealer Joins Orange and Becomes CEO of Phase Family Centers

After more than five years of building children’s ministry strategies at one of the most influential churches in the nation, Frank Bealer is expanding his scope to work on systems and strategies that will help thousands of other churches. Bealer will be the founding CEO of the Phase Family Centers, an innovative concept for bringing together churches, families and communities. This new concept will draw on Bealer’s blend of skills in education, entrepreneurship and ministry to make resources... Read More
Reminders Required: 2 Reasons to Re-Vision Parents

Reminders Required: 2 Reasons to Re-Vision Parents

I was talking to my wife, Jess, the other day when I realized that I had misplaced my iPhone. While trying to listen to my wife, I frantically retraced my steps. I could not find it anywhere. Out of frustration, I told Jess that I just couldn’t concentrate on what she was saying because I was trying to find my phone. What she said next was incredibly insightful and crushing at the same time? “Who’s phone are you using to talk to me right now?” Yep. I was talking to her on my phone. That’s why... Read More
Fuel Your Recruiting

Fuel Your Recruiting

It’s early in the morning, but you’re running late to your first meeting. So you hustle to your car, start it and speed off. It’s not until a few minutes later that you look down and see the “Low Fuel” light staring back at you. Have you ever been in this dilemma? You quickly calculate in your head how many miles you think your car can make it and realize you have enough gas to get to work without losing precious minutes stopping to refuel. It’s not a big deal, you think, because you can just... Read More
Goals Are Good, Initiatives Are Better

Goals Are Good, Initiatives Are Better

The goal was clear. There was one objective, stop the soccer ball. With both goalies injured, and only minutes left in the game, I found myself shifted from my regular position as midfielder to goalie. The other team was set up for a penalty kick. If the ball went in, we lost. If I could stop it, play would continue. (An important side note, I had zero experience as goalie.) As the opposing team’s best player walked out on the field and all eyes in the stadium were on us, the referee blew his... Read More
3 Signs Families Are About To Leave Your Church

3 Signs Families Are About To Leave Your Church

A few months ago, my nine-year-old son, Isaac, wanted to take up gardening. We acquired a few containers and a variety of vegetable seeds and got to work. It wasn’t long before we began to see all kinds of sprouts, and his plants began to flourish. One afternoon, he asked me to transplant his cucumbers into a bigger container. The plant was very young and was doing just fine where it was but he was expecting a “big” harvest. I tried to explain it wasn’t a good idea to move the plant so... Read More