11 Scriptures Every Teen Girl Should Memorize

There’s no silver bullet to be ensured your kids will grow up to be God-fearing, Christ-following, church shaping and counter-culture Christians. From what I can tell, you just keep living faithfully, invite your kids to follow you to church, in … Continued

Ten Tips For Increasing Attendance At Special Ministry Events

We’ve had our share of events where hardly anyone has shown up. You can’t predict game schedules, weather or any number of other factors. I’ve spent time time after consoling pastors, youth pastors and other event leaders about the woes of low … Continued

Ministry Finish Lines: How Will You Know You Succeeded?

I always like ministry work trips where you spend a few days serving in building walls, cleaning out old houses or other small projects. I enjoy completing those things!  When you’re putting up a wall, you know when you’re finished.  At … Continued

Eight Ways To Think Like A Big Church

There’s not only a mandate for the church to grow, there is a natural desire for most churches and church leaders to want to grow.   There are some people who run around saying, “it’s not about numbers”, and in one … Continued

Pray Out Loud For Your Students

I like the prayers King Solomon prayed out loud over his people at the dedication of the new temple in 2 Chronicles, Chapter 6. He praised God humbly. He thanked God for his father and those who had gone before … Continued

Your Comfort May Be Overrated

In his book, Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt talked about comfort being overrated. “We think that if we had every comfort available, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now that we’re so comfortable, we’re miserable. There’s … Continued

How To Respond To A Challenge

Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. You may have a challenge at work which requires extra-long hours on a special project. You may be dealing with a personal challenge such as a financial setback. Sometimes the challenge we’re facing … Continued

Become A Person Of Action

Many people will move out of the way for a person on the run; others are caught up in the wake. My activity will create a wave of success for the people who follow. Andy Andrews, The Traveler’s Gift A … Continued

New Volunteers Are Fragile

New volunteers need to be nurtured. They need to see clearly what you’re asking them to do, how the work matters, what their time commitments are and how they’re gifts and efforts will affect the overall mission and outcome. Someone … Continued

Summer Church Camp Still Works

Summer is coming and that brings opportunity for church camp!  Summer is still the best opportunity for kids and students to experience this great tool for growing deeper in faith. One of these days there may be another way to … Continued

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