How To Share A Vision For Your Ministry

I spent a week at Hanging Rock Camp in West Lebanon, IN. Awesome facilities and excellent hospitality. During the week, the executive director took the Harvest Team on a tour. It’s a beautiful 200 acre camp with the main campground, … Continued

Importance of Critical Mass (And Eight Steps To Achieve It)

Critical Mass is something to keep in mind as you are planning ministry events. Critical Mass is the minimum number or size of something in order to begin or to maintain it. Ministry leaders, pastors, student ministry leaders, and church … Continued

Family Ministry Event Schedule Idea

We just got home from a great ministry event in Paducah, KY. I have often posted schedules of events for other leaders to get ideas.  Here’s the schedule from this family ministry evening: 4:00 – 5:30 pm  Inflatables, family pictures, … Continued

How To Maximize VBS Follow Up

Follow up is one of the best kept secrets of ministry. Too often, we talk and talk about something to publicize it, then once it’s over, it’s over. Ministry leaders need to take the days and weeks following a ministry … Continued

6 Reasons For Motions Songs in Kids Worship

We’re finishing up a week of camp today.  Harvest has been leading worship for 150 kids (and leaders) for the last four days.  During our Harvest meetings, it’s been noted that the 4th, 5th and 6th graders really do connect … Continued

Quest Camp

JUNE 5-7, 2016 | 1st – 5th Grades We just finished a planning meeting for Quest Camp – a three day, two night summer camp adventure for grade school students in our church and community.  We will be traveling to Lake … Continued

The Five P’s of Hosting Ministry Conferences

If you are a pastor, student ministry pastor, worship leader or other church staff member, there is a good chance you have been involved in a conference or weekend ministry somewhere along the way.  I don’t know how many conferences … Continued

5 Reasons Why Your Students Should Attend A Conference…

Student Workers throw away countless postcards and invitations each year for weekends events and conferences. In fact, I bet there is a conference, retreat or other event we could take our students every weekend. Do they need another one?  Probably … Continued

Turning Out The Lights At Epworth Camp

About three months ago now, I helped lead worship for the final Epworth Camp Service in Louisville, IL.  It was the end of an era. The spirit was upbeat, people were grateful and thankful and there is a vision for … Continued

Fire-Up Conference – 20 Years

We’re really looking forward to Fire-Up Sr. High Conference in Troy, IL on February 26-28, 2016! It’s amazing to think this is the 20th year for this discipleship weekend.

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