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Leading your children’s ministry and family ministry is not only about teaching and building relationships, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

The Ride of Parenting and Ministry

by Misty Phillips Ah, the ride of parenting. Fasten your seat belts, young parents in ministry. It has ups and downs, twists and turns. The...

Parents, Bring Your Kids to Church!

I was at church yesterday and had an interesting experience and wanted to share it. Hopefully as a parent you’ll begin to think about...

6 Reasons Your Church Needs a Children’s Check-In Solution

A check-in system provides enhanced security and is vital to child safety, yet the benefits and success truly come from a combination of the...

3 Ways to Connect Generations in Your Church

by Chuck Bomar As a leader, we want to get people connected into what we are doing. The question is, how do we define connected? Well, practically...

How NOT to Handle Conflict

One of the things that is very tough to manage in life is conflict. I’ve usually handled conflict fairly well, until I got into...

3 Ways to Get Fired From Ministry

At the end of this month it will be my 5 year anniversary at Brookwood Church. It’s hard to believe that it’s been that...

Working Offsite: What is Your Church’s Culture?

At Gateway, we’ve been spending some time discussing work culture and debating the pros and cons. We really value flexibility as long as there is...

What Story Are You Telling with Your Life?

by Bre Hallberg “People don’t need new facts—they need a new story.” Isn’t that the truth? Have you seen this Chevy commercial? Here’s the link if...

How to Live a Life of Excessive Generosity

Our friend and Orange Conference exhibitor, Jeff Shinabarger of GiftCardGiver.com and Plywood People has written a new book called More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity that challenges us to...

Why Do You Need Volunteers?

"Why?" is usually one of the most important questions to ask, but it’s also the most important question to answer. Our volunteers need to know why...

Evaluating Yourself for Growth as a Leader

by Jim Wideman Every children’s minister wants their ministry to grow. I believe God wants your ministry to grow as well. In order for our...

Discontentment is Fueled by Awareness

Something that my wife and i have been focusing on lately is our finances. Part of that process has been listening to a series...

Advice for Young Leaders

Working in a church sometimes is a dicey thing. Being a leader in a church brings a lot of responsibility to your plate. If...

Sherry Surratt, CEO of MOPS: Better Brainstorming

by Sherry Surratt I was reading a Fast Company article on Better Brainstorming and came across an interesting thought: Are our first ideas the best ones? And...

Capturing Wonder, Discovery, and Passion

by Bre Hallberg While I was at a park the other day, I stood back and observed the families that were there enjoying the day....

Take a Rest–You Need It

So I went to the doctor on Wednesday after a pretty violent vomiting episode on Tuesday Night. I felt bad and looked worse. I...

Delegate Without Destroying Your Own Hard Work

There is a fear in most of us that our hard work will come crashing down around us. I don’t know if it’s innate...

How to Be a Fisherman

by Jennifer Cooke My grandfather loved to fish. He knew exactly the right bait to use, where all the best fishing holes could be found...

3 Ministry Documents You Should Create

I don’t know about you but that picture above stresses me out. It’s overwhelming to look at and it does not motivate me to...

Faith is Supposed to Be Messy

I’m going to jump off from the post I wrote last week about the kind of faith we’re pushing. These are the questions I’m thinking...
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