Do Your Volunteers Know You Care?

Do Your Volunteers Know You Care?

A few weeks ago, I sat in on staff meeting with the kid’s ministry team from my church, Cross Point in Nashville, Tenn. This is an amazing team. They lead kids ministries at six different campuses all over the greater Nashville area. But, they come together each week to meet as one team, one church body. There are so many things I would love to share from our meeting, but I would have to write a book, not a blog post. One of the ladies threw out the question, “How do our volunteers know... Read More
Volunteer, You Are The Awesome Secret Sauce

Volunteer, You Are The Awesome Secret Sauce

Dear Volunteer, Thank you. Thank you for being on the frontlines of ministry each week. You play a unique role to help shape the future of a child’s life. There are not enough thank-you cards to say how grateful we are. Week by week, you plant and share God’s Truth in a relational way kids can put into practice. You prepare before you arrive on Sunday. You meet kids in their world to help them talk through and embrace faith. Thank you for choosing to develop relationships with kids to have... Read More
5 Qualities of an Amazing Small Group Leader

5 Qualities of an Amazing Small Group Leader

by Kendra Fleming If you’re anything like us, you’ve just spent the summer recruiting and training new small group leaders for the fall. As we interviewed and talked to these leaders there are always a few things that we’re looking for. Here are five qualities I think are most important. If you’ve been doing this for a while, then you know ’em when you see ’em! 1. They care. I’m not talking about someone who is tenderhearted or hugs a lot. I’m talking about someone who genuinely feels... Read More
Do Something You Don’t Have To Do

Do Something You Don’t Have To Do

Here’s a secret every good volunteer and leader knows: You don’t do something because you feel like it. You do something in order to feel like it. If you only do what you have to do, you will be limited in what you do. It’s the stuff that you don’t have to do that ultimately changes your faith. Maybe that’s what Jesus meant when He suggested this to a group of people gathered around Him to hear Him teach: “Suppose someone forces you to go one mile. Go two miles with them.” To us, this sounds... Read More
Orange Conference Breakouts: How do I Decide Which to Attend?

Orange Conference Breakouts: How do I Decide Which to Attend?

The Orange Conference is just a few months away, and we’ve posted the breakouts that will be available for registration soon. You can start looking forward to planning what breakouts you are going to attend at OC19. Keeping with this year’s theme, It’s Personal, we are going to make sure every aspect is personal for you. With it being a new year, we plan new resolutions, and reflect on the last year. Do you find yourself starting questions with: How Do I . . .?” Many of us do. What is exciting... Read More