Vacation Bible School provides many churches with great opportunities to reach new families during the summer. Most families love finding things for their children to do in the summer and VBS seems to be one of those activities that doesn’t scare un-churched families away. So, you have a successful Vacation Bible School, but how do… Continue Reading »
Category Archives: Volunteers
What’s a Pastor to do? If you are on church staff or volunteer at a church, you probably know that change can be difficult, and changes dealing with technology can be even harder. Consider the following: Scenario 1 – A committee knew their church needed some specific task software and spent considerable time and effort reviewing… Continue Reading »
In the wake of devastation, a church reunites, a city rebuilds. One life at a time. At Journey Church in Norman, Oklahoma, the mission is evident: To see cities transformed one life at a time. This is not a mission the church takes lightly. The staff and members live it each day. And on May… Continue Reading »
Check-in: Before Every week, the kids ministry staff at Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal, Il., run over two hundred children through a check-in process. In the past, the staff and volunteers used a bracelet system with codes that had been assigned to each child. The staff had to dig through a list of names and… Continue Reading »
Note: We respect the real leaders in ministry who are doing ministry day in and day out. Because of that, we like to bring you different voices with real ministry perspective to aid, challenge and inspire you. It’s not about what we think, it’s about helping you learn from your peers. And in that, we’ll… Continue Reading »
Thinking about implementing check-in at your church? This post, written by Ideas to Impact Conference speaker Bill Sanders, is a must-read! Having become a father for the first-time this past year, I have a new respect for parents who can roll four children out of bed, get them dressed, put them into the car, and… Continue Reading »
When you think of change—implementing something new, shifting something existing or removing something old—what do you feel? Do you get excited? Are you hesitant or scared? Here are a few ways to make change more effective in your community.
With Easter coming, we know churches are preparing for one of the biggest-attendance days of the entire year. There is so much to consider – from music to décor to parking! But one key element that simply can’t be overlooked is security.
We recently updated a ministry guide about child security, and below I’ve used the ministry guide to outline great information in a few key areas, along with best practices on security for children’s ministries.
Ask most busy church staffers and they’ll tell you: They wouldn’t last long without church volunteers. Linda McKeirnan has been with Mill Creek Community Church in Shawnee, Kansas, for going on two decades. As the church business administrator, she has a lot to do. But she’s found ways to get real help from her talented… Continue Reading »