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Keeping Up with the Revolving Door of Youth Leaders

John Gilman June 14, 2016

Let’s face the facts. Youth programs are revolving doors. Most young people stay involved for 3-5 years before aging out and moving away to college or on to other ministry areas. Youth ministers/pastors don’t last forever. They average just 3.9 years in their position. Youth leaders come and go as the demands of life free… Continue Reading »

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Increasing Youth Retention and Involvement in Your Church

John Gilman June 1, 2016

Families have long been the cornerstone of church congregations. Parents bring their children to church every Sunday. At a certain point, it becomes the children’s choice and responsibility to decide if they want to continue going to church every Sunday or not. That’s why it’s so important to show your children God’s grace and make… Continue Reading »

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How to Create Margin in Your Life-Especially as a Leader

John Gilman May 21, 2016

Busyness seems to be the way we live, as leaders in particular. I don’t love admitting my faults, but I’ll be quick to own up to the fact that I’m an “over-scheduler.” I’m known to regularly try to fit THIS much activity into this much time. When my calendar is filled to the brim  it… Continue Reading »

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Don’t Forget About Prayer

John Gilman May 17, 2016

I had breakfast with a professor of Church and Ministry Leadership the other day. He’s living the dream. Besides his work at the seminary investing in young leaders, he spends time working with churches, missions agencies and denominations around the world. He told me something we all know. He said everyone leading churches believes in… Continue Reading »

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3 Relationships Worth Your Investment

John Gilman May 12, 2016

In our digital society face-to-face interactions are no longer the norm. Our days are filled with quick interchanges of 140 characters or less, sound bytes, YouTube videos and Instagram photos that relay snippets of our lives. We don’t often find or make time for long talks, leisurely lunch dates or marathon phone conversations. Our world… Continue Reading »

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Setting and Achieving Goals for Your Church

John Gilman May 4, 2016

Let’s be honest for a second. Are your church’s goals measurable? Maybe. Maybe not. In order to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself and your church body you must create well-defined plans and steps to lead to the attainment of those goals. That begs another question. What are your initiatives to reach these goals?… Continue Reading »

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Dealing with Burnout – Spiritual or Otherwise…

John Gilman April 14, 2016

Overwhelmed, extremely weary, easily frustrated, hopeless… All words used to describe the path to burnout. No one is exempt from the overdrive that can lead to burnout. Particularly people in ministry positions, whether it be leadership or lay leadership, are highly susceptible to finding themselves in a place of extreme weariness that can precede a… Continue Reading »

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