Tag: Leaders

Are Your Kids Aware of the World Around Them?

Are Your Kids Aware of the World Around Them?

The world can be a tough place for kids: abuse, neglect, human trafficking, poverty, abandonment … But for other kids the world is good. They live ...
9 Creative Ideas to Help Your Leaders Finish Strong

9 Creative Ideas to Help Your Leaders Finish Strong

When do runners typically tucker out and what does it take to finish strong? I don’t like running all that much, but I’ve done it enough to discover w ...
There’s Something in the Water

There’s Something in the Water

Leaders, particularly those in children's and youth ministry, step up to serve in response to God. Why else would they invest so much time into other ...
It’s More Than Volunteer [Recruiting]

It’s More Than Volunteer [Recruiting]

Most pastors and ministry directors cringe when it comes to volunteer recruiting. It often feels like a never-ending effort with limited return. Year ...
17 Words That Breathe Life into Leaders

17 Words That Breathe Life into Leaders

We toss the word “thanks” around way too often these days. I wonder how often it actually lands with leaders. It’s common in ministry to be running so ...
Encouraging Parents

Encouraging Parents

We talk about encouraging leaders. We talk about encouraging kids. We talk about encouraging each other. But what about parents? What can we ...
Encouraging Leaders

Encouraging Leaders

Paul reminds us that we are to encourage one another. As he wrote to the Romans: … that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both your ...

The Changing Dynamics of Kids’ Ministry

Ten years ago I directed a Sparks Club at a medium-sized suburban church. We had about 40 kids, many who came from church families. Each week they’d s ...

Step Up to Leadership

“I don’t know how to tell you this, but my husband was transferred to the California office. We’ll be moving in a few weeks and that means I can’t be ...
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