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Leave it Behind

Leave it Behind

After the great catch of fish, we read that the disciples came ashore and left everything and followed Jesus… have you ever wondered what they actuall ...
Great Ministries Say No

Great Ministries Say No

Learn to say "no." One of the best practices of a great children's or youth ministry is understanding what you’re not going to do. Here are three re ...
12 Things to Pray for Our Kids

12 Things to Pray for Our Kids

Recently I heard a youth pastor pray at a middle school gathering. In the course of the prayer, he asked that: the weather would be sunny for their pi ...
5 Things Toxic Leaders Say

5 Things Toxic Leaders Say

You’ve had that boss. Maybe you’ve been that boss. The one who said something that made you feel horrible. Words are powerful. Our words represent ho ...
7 Practices of Healthy KidMin Teams

7 Practices of Healthy KidMin Teams

Your team is everything. But it only takes a few wrong words, ill-timed accusations, or misplaced assumptions to kill an otherwise healthy team. Many ...
Leading with Empathy: Four Tips

Leading with Empathy: Four Tips

Empathetic leaders are rare. But they’re irreplaceable. Empathy is the ability to feel hurt, take another’s perspective, and connect with them. An em ...
5 Tips for Young Leaders in Older Churches

5 Tips for Young Leaders in Older Churches

Generations matter. But making room in the pew can be tough. As a younger leader myself (I’m 32), it can be awkward to lead my spiritual parents and ...
The Lost Art of With-Ness

The Lost Art of With-Ness

It’s late fall in Chicago. Which means three things: 1. The Bears are a constant subject of conversation. 2. Everybody’s bracing for the impending co ...
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