Planning Center Check-Ins: Chaos to Confidence

Planning Center Check-Ins: Chaos to Confidence

By Emily Jiles A new family’s impression of your church can be framed by their first experience with your children’s ministry. What kind of impression is your children’s ministry making on your attendees? How do you think parents feel when they come to check-in their children on a Sunday morning? Many of us at Planning Center have worked, and still volunteer, in children’s ministry—we know how chaotic check-in time can be. The massive influx of people can completely overpower your volunteers’... Read More
What an 8-Year-Old Taught Me About Calling, Community and Caring for Others

What an 8-Year-Old Taught Me About Calling, Community and Caring for Others

By Dr. Lorie Lee When I meet Audrey Mae, she is super cute with a glittery little top hat barrette, dark straight hair and is Filipina. She is unbelievably cute, isn’t she? Audrey Mae lives in the city Payatas, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. The Philippines is comprised of 7,641 islands but only approximately 2,000 have people living on them. Audrey Mae lives with her grandmother, little brother, mom and dad (who are teenagers). Her house is small with a tin roof and dirt floors.... Read More