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Reaffirmations: Children’s Ministry, Attendance and Fall

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have much time in your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or strengthening children’s ministry.
But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of some of the most helpful and inspirational news and articles published on the web and give them to you here, in one centralized place as part of our “Reaffirmations Friday.”
Here are the top ministry blogs and articles this week detailing anything you may have missed.

5 Simple Ideas to Gain Momentum in Your Church’s Fall Kickoff
School is back in session soon, and that means the fall season of church life is about to begin. I love this season of church life… partially because football season is back shortly after this time, but more importantly, because… Written by Jeremy Roberts
The Seven Biggest Mistakes We Made As a Focus Driven Church
From the beginning, we identified our mission, vision, and values based on the five purposes (i.e. fellowship, discipleship, worship, ministry, evangelism). I told our launch team “we are a purpose driven church”, and we were pumped to begin the adventure… Written by Kurt Bubna
4 Ways to Break the Attendance Barrier
When it comes to church growth, some barriers or size plateaus prove to be difficult to overcome, churches feel stuck at a certain size. Many thinkers and strategists have written about these attendance barriers that burden today’s churches… Written by Ed Stetzer
6 Characteristics of Disciples Building Churches
There’s a common pattern in churches that are more effective in making disciples. The attendance rate of members of those churches is higher, and the dropout rate is lower. Here are the common traits…Written by Thom Rainer
Spiritual Formation in the Megachurch
Very large churches are sometimes accused of being shallow. A mile wide and an inch deep. There is certainly truth to that potential, but I have found that many of the driving characteristics that allowed a church to become 2,000 or more people, or 10,000 or more… Written by Brian Dodd
5 Ways to Ensure Your Children’s Ministry is Safe & Secure
Your Kids Ministry can and should be fun and engaging, and you can have a plethora of volunteers and exciting events, but the number one concern for parents is the safety of their most prized possessions while they’re in your care…Written by Danny Watterson
Did you see an article this week that you think should have made this list? Let us know!

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