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To VBS and Beyond: 4 Principles for VBS Follow Up

Keith Hudgins May 21, 2018

All of you remember the now famous words of Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story.”  Sometimes when you think about VBS, you feel like you are on a journey to infinity…and beyond!  Planning for VBS usually begins around 6 to 8 months in advance of the event.  There are themes to consider, costumes to make, sets to build, volunteers to… Continue Reading »

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4 Ways to Finish the School Year Well

Meredith Mahon Morris May 1, 2018

Spring has sprung, and with our calendar now reading May, most school districts only have a few weeks left! Spring break is behind us, and students and teachers are charging toward the finish line. Most aren’t in sprint mode though; it is more like limping toward the last day of school. Our teachers, seniors, students,… Continue Reading »

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4 Early Steps to VBS Success

Meredith Mahon Morris April 4, 2018

Spring is upon us, and summer is right around the corner. This brings the anticipation of sunshine, beach excursions, and for most children’s ministry leaders, it also means Vacation Bible School! It may feel early to begin the planning process, but there are at least 4 things you can put in place now to help… Continue Reading »

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What to Do After Summer Camp is Over

John Gilman April 9, 2016

As spring break comes to a close, everybody now looks ahead to school getting out and summer plans.   For church leaders, this should be a time when activities amp up in your student and children’s ministries.  Hopefully, all summer camps are already on the calendar and families have committed to this life-changing week for their… Continue Reading »

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What Summer Means for Small Groups

John Gilman April 4, 2016

When summertime hits, people go places. Beaches, amusement parks, lakes, cabins, vacation homes; you name it, people go there. They want to be out and about, shaking off that cabin fever that’s plagued so many for too long. It seems like people go everywhere more, except to your church’s small groups. People want a break… Continue Reading »

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Surviving the Summer Slump -Pt 4: 6 Ways to Lead When People Leave in the Summer

John Gilman June 19, 2013

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ~Shakespeare. “back to life, back to reality” ~Soul II Soul a 90’s dance sensation The Summer Slump won’t last forever. As the weather cools, the vacations will end and people will settle back in their routines. Your job is to be ready for them the minute reality… Continue Reading »

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Surviving the Summer Slump for Ministry Leadership – Part 1

John Gilman May 24, 2013

 “The rhythm is gonna get you.” -Gloria Estefan Every industry has rhythms, and successful leaders identify these rhythms and position their organizations to thrive during the highs and to survive the lows. Bad leaders ignore these rhythms and fail. The beginnings of spring and fall are exciting times for pastors because they are key times… Continue Reading »

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