The Secret to Becoming Innovative

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What do stepladders, yo-yo’s and mood rings have in common?  They were all invented in Dayton, OH.  Did you know there are more US Patents that have come from Dayton, OH than any other single city in the USA?  I didn’t … Continued

Three Simple Things Going Into A New Year Of Student Ministry

There are three big seasons for student ministry – 1) Fall, 2) January, and 3) Summer. It’s sort of follows a semester mindset, but you can hit restart at any of these times. It’s a good time to get things … Continued

Ask Three Simple Questions To Align Your Priorities

John Maxwell has three great questions to help align priorities each day. These three questions help us sift the great from the mediocre and helps nail down exactly what we need to do right now.  Priorities begin to surface in … Continued

Ministry Leaders: Don’t Wait Too Long

We often make the mistake of waiting too long. The moment is gone, the iron has cooled. These missed opportunities have big implications for the church. Of course, there is still a need for caution. There will also be wisdom … Continued

Are You Ready For Significance? Here Are Three Questions You Can Ask

Here are three questions to help determine your readiness for significance: Can you be the best in the world at what you do? Are you passionate about what you are doing? Do you have the resources to change the world? … Continued

Hospitality Ministry Quotes

We recently had a Greeters, Ushers and Welcome Center Staff Team Meeting and used some material from Greg Atkinson’s Book, Hospitality Ministry. These are some of the quotes and questions we shared from this great book. 1. Why do we want … Continued

No Such Thing As Over-Communication In Student Ministry

Though there are many moving parts to a student ministry, the goal is pretty simple – walk with students and their families as they grow and become faithful followers of Jesus. The programming, events, meetings and gatherings should all work … Continued

Only Children For Now…

There was an awesome story in the book, Help, I’m A Sunday School Teacher by Ray Johnston. It was the 1950’s and a Philadelphia congregation watched three nine-year-old boys get baptized. Tony Compolo was one of those boys. Years later, … Continued

Ten Principles for Effective Church Committees

Pastors and church leaders must count on their leadership teams!  The more you build intentional leadership in your ministry, the better chance of setting your church up for long term success – even after you’re no longer in leadership. Whether … Continued

Three Consequences Of No Clear Organizational Vision

Without vision, people perish. The writer of Proverbs 29:18 had it exactly right. Here are three consequences of not having a clear and concise vision for your ministry: Discouragement When you’re working hard and things don’t seem to be going … Continued

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