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6 Secrets of TURNAROUND Churches

These are the stories of TURNAROUND Churches. All of the pastors mentioned were careful to give glory to God, but they did mention six common themes worth noting.

Take a Peek at the Next Generation

Perhaps you’ve seen the article about Generation Z circulating around the web the last week or so. If you work with kids/teenagers, you really...

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Kidmin

by Craig Jutila Someone once said, “You can’t buy experience.” However, you can read about it! Occasionally, the world of children’s ministry—or any ministry for...

Four Principles for Leaders About Change

by Tyler Reagin Why is it so hard to change? I mean seriously. How many times have you tried to change a habit, a routine,...

Jesus Loves Your Ministry More Than You Do

After leading children’s ministry for almost 20 years, I’ve learned something very significant that is sometimes easy to forget. Chaotic and hectic can become...

You are You Because of Others

by Nikki Myers A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu speak about leadership. Each sentence was a sound bite...

Sporadic Summer Attendance

Summertime usually equals sporadic attendance in the student ministry world. You’ve probably witnessed this firsthand if you’re a small group leader. Sometimes only one...

Evaluating Yourself As a Leader

All children’s pastors want their ministries to grow, and I believe God wants them to grow as well. For this to happen, we must...

The Cure for Jealousy

I’m sure you’ve never been jealous of someone, or of someone’s ministry or speaking ability, but I sure have. Working in ministry, it’s easy...

Don’t Forget the Parents

Connecting with students is hard work. Ask any seasoned volunteer, ministry staff, or parent. But when it comes to relationships with teenagers, parents may...

Your Kid Needs Counseling

Seriously, your kids need counseling and this isn’t meant as an insult to you as their parent.Yesterday I wrote about how failure as a...

Failing As a Parent Is Inevitable

Are you ready for a full dose of reality? Failure as a parent is inevitable. Stop living in a dream world, you’re probably not as...

The Demise of the Modern Family

Yes, that blog title was a bit extreme I will admit. Maybe it was too much, but it points to a real issue that...

Getting Along With Grown-Ups

Most children’s and student ministry leaders are more comfortable in relationships with young people than with adults. However, if you cannot lead and impact...

Football, Leadership and Ministry

by Matt Norman I’m know I’m the only one. I am probably the only children’s pastor/worker/ministry leader/business leader that has ever done this, but I am...

The Key to Ministry is the Heart

by Sarah Bragg I love coffee. More than that, I love Starbucks coffee. There is just something about it. Something different. Maybe it’s the aroma...

Including Teens and Adults with Special Needs

by Amy Fenton Lee We’ve all seen the climbing statistics of children being diagnosed with autism. And we know that those kids turn into teens, who should...

The Way You’re Working

by Bre Hallberg Maybe the way you’re working isn’t working. Ever thought about it? Ever wish you could get more done in the time that...

Does It Matter How Your Church Does Kids Check-In?

Whatever your church uses for kids check-in, make sure your systems allow you to easily handle attendance, emergencies, guest information and security.

What Happens When Parents and Kids See Youth Group as Simply an Elective?

by Benjamin Kerns For the past few years, it has been obvious that the culture in which we do ministry has fundamentally changed. I know that...

Not a Will Ferrell Movie: ‘Soccer Baby Jesus’ Is Real —...

FIFA initiated its highly anticipated month-long tournament known as The World Cup. That means fans of Mexico's team have already begun praying to "Soccer Baby Jesus" in hopes of capturing the coveted trophy.

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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