Parents: Make Church A Priority

Though I’ve never been one for the “back to school, back to church mentality,” there are some natural seasons to refresh the priority of having your family in worship. September and January are two examples of these seasons. Christian parents/homes … Continued

Student Ministry and Grace

Student Ministry is a balance of offering an invitation for students to grab hold of faith in Jesus and walking with them through life. Students need grace.  And student ministry leaders need grace too.  It’s not always an easy road. … Continued

Five Ways Leaders Bring Energy To The Organization

Those around. you will feed off your energy – good or bad! When you show your passion and heart for the work, others will feel a sense of permission to follow suit. Without a level of energy, it’s going to … Continued

The First Step For Self Discipline In Teenagers

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Self Discipline is the key to happiness. – Snooze, The Lost Art Of Sleep I’m not sure I agree it is the only key to happiness, but it’s a great thought. It also may be counter-intuitive to us, especially those in … Continued

You Need Circles, Not Just Rows

Where is the circle time in your student ministry? Students need opportunities for spiritual development, mission and community. Though some of this can happen sitting in rows, listening to leaders, much of this action happens in circles. We must give … Continued

Nine Ministry Team Energy Suckers

If we’re not careful, energy can be easily drained from our ministry team. Every church staff member is a team leader to one degree or another. You must take note of those areas that are draining the energy from the leaders … Continued

21 Reasons To Send Thank You Notes

Most Mondays, I send thank you notes. Thanks to a faithful office volunteer, I’m able to write out lots of notes and they get magically mailed off! Ministry leaders should send at least a couple of real live, in the … Continued

Where have you failed lately?

I recently read a story of a woman who recalled dinner times when she was younger. Regularly, her dad would ask the kids, “Where have you failed this week?” The question prompted some conversation but more importantly set a tone … Continued

Seven Ways To Help Engage Parents In Your Student Ministry

Trust and partnership are crucial ingredients as we seek to minister to students and their families. Here are seven ideas for helping to make sure you’re on the same page with parents – whether they are actively involved in the … Continued

Health Of Your Church Is Tied To The Health Of Your Groups

The health of your church is directly tied to the health of the groups that make up the church. For example, if the church leadership board is growing in community, earnestly praying during each meeting and moving forward together with … Continued

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