March 13, 2020

Inside this episode:

Benefits of Milestone Events:

  1. Parents are prepared.

  2. Parents are open.

  3. Opportunity to communicate your strategy.

  4. Opportunity to communicate your WHY.

  5. Listen to parents.

  6. Build relationships.

  7. Hear stories. Create new st...

March 6, 2020

Inside this episode:

Four primary purposes of a weekly family ministry meeting:

  1. Celebrate.

  2. Accountability.

  3. Learn.

  4. Collaborate.

Our Meeting Code = 3 + 1

  1. Honor the task at hand.

  2. Listen as an ally.

  3. Silence means agreement.

+1 = Being on t...

February 27, 2020

Inside this episode:

The Secret to Leading a Growing Family Ministry:

  1. Build learning into your existing schedule.

  2. Get around other leaders.

  3. Ask a lot of questions.

Action Step:

  1. Look at your schedule.

  2. Determine a weekly learning time slot.

  3. Te...

January 16, 2018

WHAT IS LEAD SMALL?

Lead Small is a phrased coined by Orange that promotes the idea that every child, student and adult needs to be surrounded by a strategic group of mentors and peers to connect with as they grow in their faith. 


So why do I think it is impor...

January 9, 2018

Family Ministry is a newer phrase used in church world to represent how a local church serves families. In the local church (in America at least), that has taken on a variety of looks over the years, but can mostly be broken up into 2 categories.

THE MODEL I GREW UP IN

I...

December 5, 2017

As everyone who works in ministry knows, it’s hard. And crazy. And hard.

You never get it all done and every week there is a struggle to balance the urgent things with the important things. Consequently, it’s easy to fall into the trap of shifting into cruise and managi...

November 28, 2017

Let's start this week with a little bit of fun!

Gum maker Wrigley’s Extra surveyed 1,000 parents of kids ages 11 and under to find out what makes children smile.

The top 10 happiness triggers included (in no particular order):

  • Watching a favorite TV show

  • Telling...

July 22, 2017

I began my ministry years with the common mentality that kids ministry was an issue we programmed for. It’s a perspective many senior leaders fall into: hire or recruit some capable person or people to plan services and activities for your kids and youth ministry and t...

July 17, 2017

ˈmīlˌstōn/

noun

  1. 1.

    a stone set up beside a road to mark the distance in miles to a particular place.

  2. 2.

    an action or event marking a significant change or stage in development.

Historically, we used this term to refer to a literal stone marking the distanc...

July 7, 2017

As a Christian parent, I want to make sure that I am raising children who aren’t afraid to live differently in our culture. I want to raise kids who aren’t afraid to stand up for what is solid and biblical, even when that is contrary to all culture around them. To be...

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