Tag: Leaders

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Reflections from the Field: Student Leaders Making the Great Connection

Reflections from the Field: Student Leaders Making the Great Connection

This summer I was able to see God use the Awana ministry in one of the most unbelievable places. The picture you see above might look a bit weird. We’ ...
Reflections from the Field: Reaching Kids Who Live Outside the Fence

Reflections from the Field: Reaching Kids Who Live Outside the Fence

I grew up in a small Midwest town and moved to Nashville for college. While I was there I met the woman who would become my wife and after we married, ...
Reflections from the Field: Seeing God at Work in the Lives of Forgotten Fathers

Reflections from the Field: Seeing God at Work in the Lives of Forgotten Fathers

This picture may not look like much. In fact, it may look like an accidental shot or one of those photos you used to take when trying to use the rest ...
Spiritual Health During the Holidays

Spiritual Health During the Holidays

“Okay… stand clear… Shocking… Beep. Beep. Beep. Shock delivered. Start compressions.” If you have ever had to use an automated external defib ...
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 ...
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