Perpetually Partially Connected

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A large percentage of Americans are Perpetually Partially Connected.  Though it seems like we are connected to a greater extent, we are never fully engaging in one aspect of life.  We look at our phone while we are eating dinner, … Continued

9 Ways to Grow Community with your Staff

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I have been a part of church staff that had three people, a staff that had over 40 people and a staff somewhere in between. Community among staff is an important ingredient to keep a church or any organization moving forward. … Continued

Ideas for Ministry Events

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One of the primary purposes for the existence of Harvest Ministry Teams is to be a resource to the church.  We have served in several styles of events and here are some samples of the schedules / ministries.  We would … Continued

New Year Planning for Student Ministry

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The week between Christmas and New Year is a good time to take a look at next year. To start with, I usually print off a monthly calendar.  Make sure your calendar begins with Sunday (I want to start a … Continued

Speaking Bible

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We were recently with a sr. high student ministry for a weekend event.  They told a story about a time when one of the students in their group stumbled over some words as he read scripture aloud.  He got flustered … Continued

Owners

At a recent seminar I attended, the speaker talked about three reasons why volunteers are connected in a ministry role:  1)      Obligation 2)      Opportunity 3)      Ownership   The thought was intriguing to me.  Obligation isn’t bad.  In fact, the reason … Continued

Youth Ministry: Narrow the Focus, Widen the Impact

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You only have so much time. With all the possibilities, directions and ideas that come to our attention in a variety of ways, let’s step back and sharpen the plan for the coming calendar year.  Use this downtime to focus on … Continued

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