Is Your Ministry Broken?

7 Questions That Will Improve Your Programs, Projects and Events

Ever host an event and was disappointed by the turnout?  Maybe it was a meeting and no one came prepared?  It happens to everyone, but why it happens isn’t always clear.

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You might want to assign blame (5 Excuses Youth Ministers Need To Avoid Making), but before you do take a look at your systems.  If the systems you have in place are broken, your programs, projects and events will fail.  To determine if they are broken consider these 7 questions:

4 Best Practices When It Comes To Ministry And Mobile Devices

Creating a conversation about a changing technology

I love and despise my phone.  It connects me and owns me at the same time.  I’m constantly learning best practices for me, my family and my ministry.

Mobile devices aren’t going anywhere.  Every year it seems like the age gets younger and younger when a teen get his or her first phone.  While more and more of the next generation get their hands on a mobile device you have to wonder:

How To Thrive Under Pressure

4 Practices To Help You Get Ready For The Beginning Of The Year

Life gets crazy around this time of year.  Summer is winding down (for some of us it’s over) and a full year of ministry awaits.  There is content to write, ministers to recruit and it feels like a wave that’s going to crush you.

Breathe, because you can do this.  The weeks leading up to something big, like the beginning of a season or a large event, can be daunting.  You beg God to survive, but what if you could do more.  If you want to thrive during times of pressure:

Recruiting And Training Volunteers To Become Leaders

Summer Ministry Vlog Week 2016 #SMVWeek16

Recruiting and training volunteers can be a tough task.  In this video blog Chris talks about some of the things he’s learned over the years.  This video post is a part of the Summer Ministry Vlog Week 16 #SMVWeek16.

To view all that Summer Ministry Vlog Week has to offer check out THIS.

Are You Prepared For The Fall?

4 Steps To Take Before You Begin To Panic

In less than a month schools start up around here and so does our fall season of programming.  While a month can feel like plenty of time there is always a sense of urgency that forces the question, “Am I ready?

It’s easy to grow anxious because there are volunteers to recruit, activities to plan on top of a whole slew of other tasks.  While the tendency is to panic and start becoming that crazy person people around the office wants to avoid, the better approach is to: